What is Skin needling?
Needling the skin is a procedure that goes back to ancient times, inserting tiny needles into the skin which cause minuscule damage to it. This in turn boosts collagen production that can smooth away wrinkles or scars. These very fine needles produce many microscopic channels in the skin, which stimulates the production of new collagen formation.
How does it work?
Skin needling also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) uses a medically engineered device to regenerate and revitalise the skin. The Dermapen brings skin needling into the 21st century. Dermapen needles are adjustable allowing versatility of treatments to either lightly prick the top of the skin to help topical products, such as hyaluronic or PRP to penetrate deeper into the skin to stimulate collagen. All this can be done in the one treatment.
What are the benefits?
Dermapen is perfect for facial skin laxity, lines, wrinkles and acne scarring.
Don't confuse your home roller for the efficiency of a clinical skin needling treatment. As per diagram the Dermapen device is completely adjustable to allow needles to penetrate deeper down.
You may be familiar with derma-rollers which offer a similar type of collagen reaction, but the needles on the rollers are five times fatter and spaced 100 times further apart than those on a Dermapen collagen stimulation easier than ever to achieve.
Does it hurt?
Prior to the treatment, your dermal therapist will apply a topical anaesthetic to your skin to numb the sensation of the needle penetration. After the treatment, patients generally experience slight redness and swelling, similar to that of mild sunburn. Most patients will experience these symptoms for a maximum of 1 – 2 days.
How needling works:
Days 1 – 3 wound healing and vascular activity
The skin will be flushed, while blood rushes to the area in response to the stimulation. The white blood cells clean up the debris and waste in the skin. Natural growth factors are then released into the skin to start the healing process.
Days 3 – 5 formation of new capillaries
Oxygen is required for collagen so angiogenesis (formation of new capillaries) is stimulated to supply the area with more blood, oxygen and nutrients. New, highly vascularised tissue has a granular appearance and is recognisable by visible pin head size rounded nodules. This gives the skin the feeling of being ‘powdery’. When fibroblasts (responsible for the formation of collagen and elastin) become active they help to restructure, support and repair the skin. By the fifth day, the formation of collagen and elastin will continue to form and settle were it is needed most.
Clinical Body rolling utilises a special body roller to specifically target body area. This specialised roller is designed to treat lax skin and can be used on the abdomen, arms ,thighs. Ideal to be used on those annoying stretch marks. The treatment works by re stimulating collagen production.