Microneedling - also called Collagen Induction Therapy or Skin/Dermal Needling - is a non-surgical skin regeneration procedure that stimulates the formation of collagen and elastin and helps to tighten and restore elasticity. It can significantly improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring, and enlarged pores. It can also help to improve the appearance of stretch marks.
Very fine needles are used to penetrate the upper layers of the skin and create thousands of tiny punctures, this causes natural growth factors to be released as the body starts the healing process.
We recommend the Dermapen4 - the latest needling technology on the market. Dermapen4 glides over the skin creating 1920 fine, vertical channels per second which carry topical nutrients deeper into the skin to promote the growth of new, healthy skin.
- Full Face $290
- Full Face + Neck $340
- Neck $200
- Decollete $200
- Choose 3 Areas from: $390 - Price for body areas is dependent on the size of the treatment area .
- Back of arms (Red bumps, sagging skin)
- Back of hands
- Stretch mark areas (thighs, stomach, breasts, hips, buttocks)
This is probably the best technology available to improve elasticity, firmness and the overall tone of your skin.
Frequently asked questions
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Firstly your skin will be cleansed and sterilized .
The microneedling itself is quite quick - for example it takes approximately 15 minutes to treat the face. With the high-tech Dermapen4 there's no need for any topical anaesthetic either so the whole trea.
After needling a DP Dermaceuticals mask is applied to hydrate and soothe and there's a relaxing massage while the mask is working.
All needle cartridges are one-use only and are safely disposed of after the treatment
The treatment isn't painful, using the Dermapen4 technology with rapid oscillation the treatment is short and fast and finished with a soothing hydrating mask.
Any area can be treated. The face, neck, and decolletage are most popular but we do many treatments on the back and shoulders to help with acne scarring, also the thighs and stomach to help with stretch marks. The Dermapen4 has a specially designed scar setting to help to improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks on the body.
Your therapist will be able to advise you when you have your consultation. Usually it's a series of 3 to 5 sessions with 4 weeks between treatments. To maintain the benefits we recommend repeating the course every 12 months.
Yes, this is an excellent treatment for nearly all skin types and colours. Although we will thoroughly assess your skin and medical history before treatment to ensure there are no contraindications.
Immediately after the treatment the skin will be pink, the skin may be slightly swollen due to the inflammation we have deliberately caused. You may be pink for 24 hours but you can apply a good quality mineral foundation, such as jane iredale, from the day after the treatment. It's important to use a mineral make-up to ensure the skin isn't irritated.
You will be given detailed aftercare instructions to follow after your treatment.
Keep the skin clean and moisturised using products recommended by your therapist. Avoid touching the skin and avoid any active skin care until the skin has settled. Avoid the sun and use a zinc based SPF30 until the healing is complete.
If you have any concerns then call your therapist immediately.
Improvement should be noticeable quite quickly, your skin will feel plump, tight and look lifted. Though the full effects will take around six weeks to appear and results will continue to improve with your course of treatment and regular maintenance treatments.