New Age Skin Needling
Anti-ageing without the Facelift,
Fillers or Botox!
Do you want to be the envy of all your friends? How?
Skin Needling -
- Age sagging skin
- Finer lines and wrinkles
- Smokers lines around the lips
- Skin tightening and rejuvenation
- Large pores
What is Skin Needling?
Skin needling is new technology that has been derived from ancient acupuncture techniques combined with modern Mesotherapy practice and cosmetic/plastic medicine. Created and developed in the 1990’s by a team of European plastic surgeons, dermatologist and engineers. The concept of Skin Needling has a strong medical heritage that has instantly advanced the technology and use of needles for cosmetic and skin enhancement.
Dermapen’s advanced vertical skin needling technology uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin with an automatic vibrating function. The needles puncture the skin creating fluid micro injuries yet keeping the skin totally intact without abrasion. The process is used for collagen and elastin induction, skin strengthening and thickening and also acne scar reduction. When moved across the skins surface the Dermapen creates fine channels that can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients, allowing for treatment delivery deep into the skins fibroblasts to feed the underlying cells found in the dermis and basal layer. This increased absorption of active ingredients into the skin creates stimulated repair and faster resurfacing results. The treatment also kicks the immune system into action releasing blood platelets as a clotting defense toward the micro injuries. Growth factors are a product of this that can stimulate collagen and elastin in the treated area. This is the perfect response wanted when treating laxity, turkey neck, crepe-like aging skin, shallow acne scares and more.
The Dermapen is so advanced it has adjustable needle depths to allow for a treatment tailored to your individual needs and is even suitable and safe to use in delicate and hard to reach areas such as around the eyes and lips and on the nose.
Skin Needling can be done as a single excellent pick-me-up for any skin experiencing fatigue or environmental aggression or a few times a year to ensure maximum results and slow down the ageing process.
Frequently asked questions
How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation and acne scarring?
Rejuvenation 4-6 treatments, 8 weeks apart.
Acne scarring 6 treatments, 6 weeks apart pending on severity of scars.
Should I prepare my skin in a special way before having a Dermapen treatment?
Not necessarily however skin in need of rejuvenation or suffering from acne and acne scarring will benefit greatly if home care products contain ingredients such as Vitamin C, Retinol and Glycolic acid. These are all available in our Skinstitut products where all product retails for a fabulous $45 each.
How long should it take before I see results?
Typically you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4-6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments.
Is the treatment painful?
No. We use a very effective topical anaesthetic cream that numbs the skin before the treatment and it will render the treatments completely pain free.
Is there any downtime after the treatment?
Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Depending on the amount of redness you incur it may be best to plan on going home and relaxing after your Dermapen treatment.
What else do I need to know?
After the treatment take precaution against sun exposure. It is recommended to use a sunscreen designed for sensitive skin. For 5 days following your treatment avoid: excessive cardio work, solarium’s, chemical peels, dermal fillers, cosmetic tattooing, Vitamin A creams, AHA’s, BHA’s alcohol based skin care, sauna or hot spa bath, swimming in chlorinated pools, IPL/laser, spray or self tanning and shaving.
Skin Needling Treatment Price
$230 per session
There may be a sunburn-like redness that can last for 1-3 days and swelling that can last up to 48 hours. Ice packs can be used for comfort if needed.The treatment creams/moisturiser that we recommend you use may sting when applied for the first 24 hours. This is normal. There may be some itching of the skin. Avoid scratching. You can take antihistamine eg. Claratyne for 3 days to alleviate this irritation.
Bruising is extremely rare but if it occurs avoid blood thinning agents such as aspirin, neurofen, multivitamins, fish oils, glucosamine and Vitamin B for 24 hours.
You MUST avoid sun exposure for at least one week after skin needling because the area treated will be more prone to burning and increased pigmentation during this period. Apply a 30+ sun block as needed.
Redness will settle and may be replaced by a dry, tight peeling skin. If your skin peels, it will lightly shed over the next 3-5 days to reveal a fresh skin with more neutral skin colouring and improved texture. You MUST NOT pick scratch or use any exfoliant or AHA’s for 5 days following your needling procedure as this may damage the new skin.
Q. Are there any special products I need to use after the treatment? Yes. Since the skins channels are open for a period of time it is recommended to use these certain products that we trust will not cause you any irritation. A complimentary after care pack is provided for you free of charge containing sample sizes of Moisturiser, Cleanser, and Foundation that are paraben free and safe to use. These are the only products you should use for 3 days after your Skin Needling treatment.
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