Skin needling uses micro needles on a medical grade pen that is moved over the skin to create tiny, evenly spaced punctures on the skin. These micro-punctures go through the skin with minimal damage to the upper epidermal layer, but creates a microscopic, generally painless injury to the deeper dermal layer. The minor injury and bleeding triggers a “wound healing” response in the skin. This results in increased collagen and elastin production.
Given needles penetrate through the skin, the treatment has minimal downtime. The Derma Skin Needling device was designed with the intention of being able to deliver optimal results with minimal epidermal disruption of no longer than 24hrs. There will be some redness for a few hours following the treatment however most patients will not be able to recognise that they have undertaken an invasive treatment the following day. Exposure to the sun should be avoided for the following 2 weeks with SPF 50+ being applied daily.