Skin Needling Adelaide
Dermal needling is the perfect treatment for a variety of skin conditions including acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines, pigmentation, enlarged pores, blackheads and scarring.
Advanced skin needling promotes scar-less healing and the deposition of normal woven collagen, similar to fractional laser treatments but without the side effects and downtime. It is also more effective than most microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Dermal needling results in healthier, smoother and more youthful looking skin.
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DERMAPEN Skin Needling
Dermapen Collagen Induction Therapy uses multiple fine needles that vertically pierce the skin with an automatic vibrating action.
The automatic vibrating function of the Dermapen creates fine channels in the skin, thus increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of treatments by allowing increased absorption of products, whilst reducing pain & discomfort. The channels can carry up to 80% more topical active nutrients allowing for treatment delivery deep enough into the skin to feed the dermal cells and to allow the stimulation of fibroblasts with subsequent repair and rejuvenation.
Advanced skin needling promotes scar-less healing and the deposition of normal woven collagen, similar to fractional laser treatments but without the side effects and downtime. It is also more effective than most microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Traditionally clinics would use ablative treatments such as lasers eg fractional and Yag, IPL, and medium chemical peels that would work on the whole skin. These treatments all have significant down time from a recovery perspective. Skin needling allows us to only have small penetrating dots, reducing down time and patient recovery times.
Unlike traditional skin needling rollers, the Dermapen causes less trauma and has minimal epidermal (skin) damage, therefore reducing pain and discomfort, and making it a safer more effective treatment. The disposable needles eliminate risk of cross- contamination whilst the adjustable needle depths allow for a treatment tailored to your individual needs.
Skin needling is a more targeting, localised version of Derma-rolling. Both treatments use tiny needles to penetrate the skin to varying depths in order to stimulate collagen renewal. This process is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. Dermal-Rolling uses a small rolling device with fixed length needles that are used in larger areas whilst the Pen can be used in small targeted areas or for full face rejuvenation.
Skin needling can be performed safely on all skin types, ages and colours.
The concept of needling is to cause a controlled ‘injury’ to the dermis, which in turn stimulates the body’s natural collagen production as it begins the process of healing. Collagen takes approximately 4-6 weeks to regenerate, so over the course of a few weeks your skin’s texture, laxity and fine lines and wrinkles start to improve and firm, leaving a more youthful and natural result.
Traditionally clinics would use ablative treatments such as lasers eg fractional and Yag, IPL, and chemical peels that would work on the whole skin. These treatments all have significant down time from a recovery perspective. Skin needling allows us to only have small penetrating dots, reducing down time and patient recovery times.
Does skin needling work?
The clinical trials and the ongoing evidence based science behind skin needling are successfully showing that it does work. By the process of producing the body’s own natural collagen, gradual and effective results are being seen over a period of 4-8 weeks.
We can successfully use skin needling to help with stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, acne scars, pore size and skin textural problems. Depending on the clinical condition and the severity of the line/wrinkle/scar etc. will determine how many treatments may be needed and how often. Results vary from patient to patient, but after a skin needling treatment it has been proven that some scar treatments can last up to 7 years, whilst anti-ageing treatments can last around 12 months.
Your clinician will assess your skin and treatment area to recommend a treatment plan suitable for you.
How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks? (General guide)
Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments 4 weeks apart.
Acne scarring: 6 treatments 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: +/- 10 treatments 4-6 weeks apart.
Should I prepare my skin before having a DermaPen Treatment?
For optimal results we recommend a period of effective active treatment creams such as Vitamin A, C and anti-oxidants to allow the skin’s strength to build-up (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Continue to use these recommended solutions after the treatments for a period of 6 weeks.
How long should it take before I see results?
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lastingand more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments as the effects are cumulative (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
Is the treatment painful?
For minimum needle depths Dermapen treatments are painless. Treatments over 0.5mm deep, a topical anaesthetic cream is applied for 30-40 minutes before treatment and will render the treatments completely pain-free.
Is there any downtime after treatments?
Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. Application of a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.
How soon after filler and anti-wrinkle injections can I have a DermaPen treatment?
It is recommended to leave at least 10-14 days after filler and 2 days after botulinum toxin injections so that any post treatment bruising can settle. Or have your Dermapen treatment 1-2 days before having your cosmetic injections.