allowing controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. As a result the skin would be smoother, firmer and younger looking. It can improve the appearance of acne scars, aged and sun damaged skin, facial and décolleté lines, wrinkles and stretch marks.
Skin needling procedure is performed by professionally trained medical practitioner with the use of the sterile Dermaroller/ Dermastamp. The procedure is normally completed within 45-60 minutes depending on the required treatment and anatomical site. Before the procedure commences a topical anaesthetic or local block is applied to the client’s skin to ensure their comfort and to make it pain free. After the skin is numbed, a Dermaroller/Dermastamp is pressed/ rolled gently over the client’s skin to puncture the outermost layers of the skin and create miniscule sub-cutaneous injuries. These microscopic wounds stimulate new collagen deposition which may last for up to a year, yet they close within less than an hour causing no bruising or injury.
After the procedure the skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to moderate sunburn. The client will also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following treatments and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. After 3 days there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.
Great results will be seen after just 6-8 weeks following the procedure and continue over the following months for up to a year. A course of three skin needling sessions, at 6 week intervals, is usually recommended to achieve the best results; however skin improvement is noticeable after just one treatment.