Skin Needling

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SKIN NEEDLING (Collagen Induction Therapy)

SKIIN is proud to offer skin needling at our cosmetic clinic using the latest skin needling technology the Dermapen 4. The Dermapen 4 can be used for Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), Scar Reduction Therapy (SRT), lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, scarring, hair loss treatment, sun damage and uneven skin tone and texture to name a few.

Skin Needling (Collagen Induction Therapy) is a method of stimulating collagen synthesis and tissue healing which promotes smoother, healthier skin. It aids in reducing acne scarring, stretch marks, cellulite, fine lines, pigmentation, enlarged pores and even hair loss.

It is quickly becoming a vastly popular treatment here at SKIIN, as it is extremely results based. A series of treatments is ideal for longer lasting results and can be done in conjunction with other intensive treatments to enhance results further.

Skin needling is able to effectively treat stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, pigmentation, various types of scarring, hair loss/ thinning, sun damage and loss of collagen production.

How does Skin Needling work?

Skin Needling creates fine micro-channels in the skin to help break down old scar tissue, while simultaneously inducing growth factors and the body’s healing responses to stimulate collagen production, tissue and blood vessel regeneration (angiogenesis). It is these processes which give rise to the healthier and stronger tissues, dense in blood and nutrient supply. The micro-channels created by the device promote deep absorption by the serums used in conjunction with the treatment, which can soften scars overtime and enhance treatment results.

Who is Skin Needling best suited to?

Dermapen Skin Needling treatments are recommended for clients who are not prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or keloid scarring. Skin Needling treatments are great for people who are concerned with scarring, fine lines and wrinkles associated with ageing, uneven skin tone and pigmentation, enlarged pores, cellulite and hair loss.

How many treatments are required?

A series of 4-6 treatments is suggested, generally performed 4-8 weeks apart depending on your Clinician’s recommendation. This is something that is discussed during your initial consultation, where your treatment is completely customised to suit your individual concern and desired end result. You will start seeing results from the very first session and will continue to improve over subsequent months.

Is there any downtime?

Following a Skin Needling treatment, you may experience redness and possible swelling in the areas that were treated. Your skin will feel warm to the touch like you would experience when you get a mild sunburn, this often will only last a day or so.

Is it Painful?

While skin needling can be uncomfortable, it is generally well tolerated. There is a small amount of downtime depending on the depth of the treatment. A numbing cream can be applied at home 30-60min prior to the commencement of your treatment is required. This will be confirmed at your consultation.

What are the expected results after Skin Needling?

Approximately 48 to 72 hours after Skin Needling, your body will begin the long process of collagen synthesis and deposition. With this in mind, it can take at least four weeks to see noticeable results.

Essentials before having Skin Needling:

  • Cosmeceutical skin care preparation
  • Strictly no tanning or excessive sun exposure
  • Avoid waxing and irritants on the skin
  • Notify clinic of any medical changes

Things to avoid after Skin Needling:

  • Sun exposure
  • Cosmetic tattooing
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Chlorinated water/ saunas
  • Harsh skin products (aftercare products will be advised pre-treatment)

* Disclaimer : The content of the SKIIN Clinic web site, such as text, graphics, images, and information obtained from third parties, are for informational purposes only. Results from series of treatments performed may vary from a person to another. It is recommended to consult our qualified doctors, nurses or skin therapist prior to performing a treatment.

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