Micro Skin Needling is a relatively new but popular cosmetic procedure used for skin regeneration and treatment of various skin conditions such as Scarring, Hyper Pigmentation Wrinkles and Stretch Marks.
It is considerably cheaper than other rejuvenating procedures such as resurfacing lasers, and has been found to be effective at promoting collagen.
The procedure involves the use of an automated machine or roller device studded with micro needles as small as 0.1mm in diameter. It creates numerous micro-punctures through the skin with minimal damage to the upper epidermal layer, but microscopic injury to the deeper dermal layer.
The injury and minor bleeding triggers a "wound-healing" cascade in the skin. This results in increased collagen and elastin (elastic fibres) production and repair.
The skin should ideally be pre-treated with appropriate skin care products that can boost skin regeneration, such as retinol (vitamin A) creams, Hyraulonic Acid and antioxidants including vitamin C.
Studies have shown significant improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and scars following micro needling, due to collagen and elastic fibre production that help the skin become more "filled out".
Following the procedure, patients can expect some pinpoint bleeding that settles quickly, as well as redness and some minor discomfort. They may experience some mild swelling and redness for a few days.
The tiny injuries to the dermal (deeper) layer of the skin cause an inflammatory cascade, triggering proliferation of cells in the dermis (upper layer) and subsequent new skin formation.
Researchers have demonstrated increased collagen and elastin thickness in skin biopsies after Micro Skin Needling, and this improvement is usually evident within three to four weeks. Further changes can be seen for some months.
Although definite improvement is usually seen, it may be subtle and slow. The efficacy and results may be enhanced using combination treatments such as micro needling with chemical peels and LED Light Facials.
Generally a minimum of 3 treatments is required to achieve the optimum rejuvenation of an area, depending on the skin condition and results you want to achieve.
If treating scarring at least 6 treatments are generally required. Safe and virtually pain free, micro needling is used to treat: • Wrinkles & Fine Lines • Lack of Skin Firmness & Elasticity • Scarring - Acne, Chicken Pocks, Boils, Bites • Enlarged or open pores • Blackheads, Pimples, Milia • Sun Damaged Pigmentation • Under-eye bags • Stretch Marks • Nasolabial Lines and Smokers Lines
Unfortunately, our clinic isn’t child friendly and due to Occupational Health & Safety and Covid Regulations, only the Therapist and client can be in the room during the procedure.
Yes, you can wear makeup to the appointment if need be – I can cleanse the area prior to applying anaesthetic. Although it’s more ideal if you do not wear makeup as the removal process can add additional trauma to the area
Plasma Fibroblast and Skin Needling are non-surgical treatment. Some areas are a little more sensitive then others. Most clients report minimal to no pain Strong topical numbing cream is applied to numb treated area prior to the procedure.
For all treatments, any cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment, will incur losing your deposit or a 25% charge at your next appointment