Skin needling, sometimes known as Collagen Induction Therapy is a non-surgical rejuvenation treatment that you can get in our Ipswich clinic. Skin needling assists with the restoration of collagen and elastin to the skin and improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Our MDerma skin needling device is one of the safest, most effective needling devices on the market. Its design allows for treatments to be customized for your skin.
During a treatment of skin needling, ultra-fine, medical grade needles create thousands of tiny punctures to the skin, stimulating a natural wound healing response that results in the formation of new collagen and elastin. This results in an improvement of skin texture, firmness and a softening of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin needling can also be used to diminish the appearance of pigmentation and sun damage, uneven skin tone and large pores, as well as acne scarring, stretch marks and other scars.
You will be asked to apply a supplied topical anaesthetic and then it will be left on the skin for up to 40 mins. A sterile skin needling device is then used penetrate the skin with the micro needles at depths between 0.25mm and 2.5mm in length. The pens speed and depth are adjusted depending on the skin concern being treated. The treatment itself takes approximately 20 minutes and the discomfort is minimal. During the treatment a topical hyaluronic acid is applied to boost your results and aid in the wound healing process. A soothing, hydration mask is applied to cool and calm the area. Healing serums and finishing cremes and sunscreen are applied to finish the treatment. Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin this may last up to 3 days and minor skin shedding may occur 2- 3 days post treatment.
For the best results we will prep your skin with two DMK enzyme facials and Revitosin serum 2 weeks prior to treatment to achieve maximum results.
Clients see an improvement in their skin after each treatment but for ongoing results we recommend
Rejuvenation 3 – 6 treatments
Acne Scarring 6 – 12 treatments
Stretch Marks 6 – 12 treatments
All treatments are performed at least 4 weeks apart.
As with all rejuvenations treatments you do need to maintain the results. Your new collagen will continue to improve for up to 6 – 12 months and results can last up to 5 years with ongoing monthly DMK enzyme facials. Depending on the skin concern, we recommend a top treatment 1 – 2 times a year to maintain your results.
Skin needling can be safely performed on all skin types (fair to darker skins) and is suitable for a reactive or thin skinned clients.
Skin needling is not suitable for those who have cystic acne, open wounds, infections, psoriasis or dermatitis in the area to be treated, have uncontrollable diabetes, are pregnant or breast feeding, or who are prone to keloid scarring or other abnormal wound healing or have been on Roaccutane in the last 6 months. Smokers should be aware that smoking compromises the body’s ability to grow new collagen.
Olive and darker skin tones are required to prep using our recommend tyrosinase inhibitor for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
You will experience a sensation of tightness an a ‘sunburnt’ look is usually apparent immediately after treatment, a mild swelling may also occur subsiding over the next 24 hours. The redness may last up to 1 – 3 days but can be covered with our prescribed make up. We will advise you on your home care for the next 5 days and sunscreen is not negotiable.
Saunas, hot baths and showers and chlorine should be avoided for at least 3 – 5 days.