This technique is used all over the world to smooth out wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin to create a stronger, firmer healthier skin. Needling will flatten out and relax scars and can be performed on all skin colours and types.
We need to target the intermediate reticular layer as it has the highest number of stem cells, when injury occurs each treatment triggers the production of collagen which fills the depressed scars and deep wrinkles. This “damage” to the dermis encourages the body to produce more new collagen and elastin which generate new skin cells to literally “repair” itself, thus the skin becomes thicker, plumper and more youthful.
What distinguishes it from other treatments such as laser, is that it has no down time, recovery is quick, it can target areas laser cannot and it is cost effective compared to other treatments or surgery and reduced risk of infection.
Skin needling is a leading clinical choice for scar reduction. It has been performed for many years, and has gained a lot of credibility. Clinical studies have shown it to be as effective as ablative treatments like laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and chemical peel and just as effective as non-ablative treatments like IPL and Fraxel in stimulating collagen and elastin production to thicken the skin thereby erasing wrinkles, stretch marks and smoothing acne scars.
Skin needling is used clinically in these cases:
- Acne scars
- Traumatic/surgical scars
- Restore skin tightness
- Restore skin texture
- Stretch marks
- Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Scar camouflage from hair transplant
- Face lift scar camouflage the edge of skin graft scars
Do you have a bumpy scar from trauma or surgery? We can smooth out raised, bumpy scars to lie smooth and blend it to your natural skin tone if needed.
It can take between 4 and 8 weeks before visible signs of skin regeneration (Collagen production) are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing a gradual enhancement.
A single treatment can produce noticeable results, however a programme of 2 to 5 treatments performed every 2 months is often recommended to achieve optimum results, in conjunction with the home regime. The specific number of sessions required will depend on the area being treated and the severity of the indication, as well as the level of natural response from the individual’s body.
In the case of wrinkles associated with ageing skin, one or two refresher skin needling treatments are recommended every year.
Treatment includes topical anesthetic and procedure ($100 minimum)
(Price is determined on size of area being treated)