What is skin needling?
Skin needling, also referred to as ‘micro-needling’ and ‘collagen induction therapy’, is a non-surgical aesthetic treatment that improves poor quality skin and scarred skin. It actually stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production so that skin regenerates and repairs itself. At the Urban Aesthetix Clinic, skin needling treatment for healthier and younger-looking skin is performed with Dermapen™. The procedure maybe combined with PRP Therapy.
Skin needling treatment with Dermapen™ is used for skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation, as well as to improve the appearance of acne scars and wounds and minimise facial skin pore size. It has been hailed as the gold standard of micro-needling technology.
Dermapen™ is an auto-micro needle therapy system, using multiple needles to vertically pierce the skin to create thousands of tiny holes. This causes serum growth factors to be released that stimulate the breakdown of old fibrous collagen and stimulate the development of new collagen and elastin to improve skin texture, firmness and hydration.
Dermal rollers for micro-needling can be painful with bleeding due to epidermal damage. They are also not ideal for small or curved areas that can be tricky to reach and treat, such as the upper lip, under the eyes and the side of the nose. It is also difficult to insert dermal roller needles into scar tissue because these can get bent.
However, Dermapen™ is much kinder on the skin and easier to manoeuvre around all facial contours. Because of the way in which it pierces skin vertically, its needles can also easily penetrate scar tissue.