DermaPen Skin Needling

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Needling improves skin texture and aids in the appearance of scarring. During this treatment, we use a sterile, single-use, pen-like device with adjustable fine surgical steel microneedles to create hundreds of tiny punctures in the skin. As these microneedles penetrate the upper (epidermis) and lower (dermis) layers of the skin at targeted and specific depths, they cause controlled microscopic wounds and pin-point bleeding. This process encourages the body’s own wound healing response, which results in an increase in activity of fibroblasts (collagen-producing cells) and improved skin texture.

Conditions treated:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Surgical and traumatic scars
  • Stretch marks.

No anaesthetic is required for superficial treatments and you might feel a tolerable prickling sensation. For deeper treatments, we apply a topical anaesthetic cream one hour beforehand. You can expect some redness and swelling for the first 12 to 48 hours. We can apply Oxygenetix, a breathable concealer with wound-healing properties immediately after the procedure to minimise the appearance of redness. If scarring is being treated, localised superficial bruising may occur. A hydrating moisturiser or balm is recommended to aid the flaking of surface skin cells and lessen dry skin for the following five to seven days.

Recommended treatments: Generally, three to six treatments are recommended, four to six weeks apart.