Skin Needling utilises Dermapen to stimulate collagen growth and to help improve skin texture and scarring. This skin needling treatment can treat fine lines, wrinkles and other skin concerns to ultimately promote healthy, fresh, youthful-looking skin.
Improvements that can be seen after the first week
Unlike a skin needling roller, Dermapen skin needling uses micro-needles that are quickly jabbed into the skin (rather than be roller over). Discomfort is minimised with this technique with the application of topical anaesthetic.
Can be combined with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to further help induce new collagen production and amplify results.
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.
Can be used virtually everywhere on the body
A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to your face for 15 – 20 minute, which minimises discomfort during the treatment. Very fine needles in the Dermapen are applied to your skin to induce the formation of new collagen. The Dermapen is most commonly used with platelet rich plasma to further improve the results The procedure usually takes about an hour. Skin Needling is a skin treatment that can be used over any part of the body, except for under the eyes.
You will look flushed and pink after the procedure (similar to mild sunburn) which can last for up to 48 hours. Dry skin and light scabs may form the next day; which may take up to 2 weeks to fall off. You must not pick at these scabs. You must avoid any stimulating products suchs as AHAs, retinol (vitamin A) or any acidic or “active products” for a minimum of 2 days after the treatment. Some patients experience a break out of acne around the mouth and chin.
You will see an improvement in your skin after the first week, however, new collagen is formed over 90 days and the results will continue to improve over the next 3 – 6 months.
Generally, 3 treatments are needed and up to 6 treatments may be required for more severe cases (all at 4-6 weekly intervals).
Skin Needling prices vary depending on your overall situation and expectations.
Prices start from $400 – $600 per treatment
Package discounts are available
Initial consultation is between $120 – $150, redeemable upon treatment
Your initial Skin Needling consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Australia (in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide or the Gold Coast).
Is Fractional Laser a better option than Skin Needling?
For a rapid improvement in skin texture, we recommend fractional laser treatment. Skin Needling is for people who want less downtime and less risk of complications, particularly for Asian or dark-skinned people. In general, two Dermapen treatments are equivalent to one fractional laser treatment.
Are there any risks with skin needling?
Medical needling is a safe method of collagen induction and the downtime can span 1-3 days, which may vary from patient to patient. The inflammatory response of your skin is short and the red flushing will fade within hours after the treatment. The Dermapen does not use heat energy, like lasers, so their is no risk of hyperpigmentation of the skin in dark or Asian patients. It is advised that you avoiding active products for 48 hours and sun protection is a must.