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Skin Needling

Skin Needling (Derma Rolling) 60-75mins

Skin Needling improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as any type of scars. The treatment uses a skin needling device with tiny needles rolling back & forth to create tiny puncture wounds on the skin. This process stimulates the natural collagen production by generating a wound healing response in the treated skin. Medical skin needling improves the thickness of the dermis as well as the epidermis. This improves skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It also has a positive effect on skin discolouration. Skin Needling reduces disfiguring scars and acne scars, stimulates new collagen fibers, improves blood supply and harmonises pigmentation.

The length of the needles used on a medical grade device for collagen induction therapy will vary. The longer the needle, the deeper into the skin it will penetrate, and the more dramatic results you will see. A topical anesthetic is usually applied before treatment to minimise any discomfort. Your treatment can take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the area you are having treated.

The inflammatory response of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to a pinkish hue that may last for 12 to 24 hours on average. In order to reduce visible redness and ensure maximum collagen stimulation, we recommend gentle cleansing, healing minerals, vitamin C, peptides and hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with medical strength sun blocks. We have a range of medical grade skin care products that we recommend our patients use after their treatment. We find that medical makeup is excellent in concealing the initial redness and essential in promoting healing.


Skin Needling Treatments  

Full Face 0.5 mm and 1.0mm with topical anaesthetic $350
Full Face 1.5mm with topical anaesthetic $399
Full Chest 0.5 mm and 1.0mmwith topical anaesthetic $350
Full Chest 1.5mm with topical anaesthetic $399
Neck 0.5mm and 1.0mm with topical anaesthetic $350


All treatments include the use of our Healite LED Light therapy modality immediately after your needling treatment to decrease down time and speed up recovery.
 
       
       
  Medik8 Skin Needling

Skin needling is a safe and increasingly popular skin renewal technique to restore the healthy youthful appearance of your skin at a fraction of the cost of comparable treatments and with minimal downtime. Skin needling produces comparable results to ‘ablative techniques’ such as lasers, Fraxel and deep chemical peels, but is much less invasive and does not require the removal of the skin surface. As a result, healing time is shorter and there is no post-treatment sensitivity to UV light. Skin needling produces better results than other “non-ablative techniques” with virtually no pain or post-treatment discomfort. Skin needling is also one of the few skin therapies that is suitable for treating all skin types, including ethnic skin and fragile skin around the eyes, mouth, hands, neck and décolletage.

  How does Skin Needling Work?

The micro-needles penetrate the top layers of the skin and create pin-point injuries in the deeper layers. This triggers the body’s natural wound healing response. As a result, new collagen and elastin is formed to reduce wrinkle depth, increase skin elasticity and improve the appearance of scars and other skin flaws.

The concept of skin needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns or other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs to the skin, the body removes the damaged collagen, elastin and other structures which are then replaced by new components. Skin needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro-injuries which trigger new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. Results can be quite spectacular.

The micro-needles penetrate the top layers of the skin and create pin-point injuries in the deeper layers. This triggers the body’s natural wound healing response. As a result, new collagen and elastin is formed to reduce wrinkle depth, increase skin elasticity and improve the appearance of scars and other skin flaws.

  What Results Can I Expect?

Visible signs of skin rejuvenation are usually seen after just 6 weeks following the treatment and continue to improve for up to a year or more. Medik8 recommends a minimum course of 3 skin needling treatments, at 4- 6 week intervals to achieve optimum results.

For ageing skin

  • Restores skin firmness and tightness to flaccid skin.
  • Thickens the dermis and enhances dermal compactness.
  • Smoothes away wrinkles, lines, folds and crow’s feet.
  • Improves skin texture.
  • Improves the appearance of large pores
  • For scars
  • Reduces the appearance of atrophic and hypertrophic scars.
  • Improves scars caused by chicken pox and acne.
  • Relaxes old scars.
  • Improves old surgical scars.

For pigmentation

  • Lightens pigmentation marks.

Advantages over other skin treatments

  • Short healing time
  • Minimal down time (24 hours)
  • Minimal discomfort post-treatment
  • Cost effective alternative to laser, e.g. Fraxel
  • Painless (topical anaesthetics can be used)
  • Minimal or no side effects
  • NO skin damage (epidermis left intact)
  • NO skin sensitivity to UV light
  • NO risk of permanent skin discolouration
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Suitable for thin skin

Genuine titanium micro needle derma roller

  • Titanium micro needle composition
  • Easy, safe and cost effective in-salon treatment
  • Sterile device
  • Can be used on the face and body
  • Can be used on thin skin treated with chemical peels and laser
  • Compatible with all Medik8 creams and serums
  • Medik8 micro needles are made in the EU and are precision-engineered from titanium.
  • Titanium gives the needles a finer and much more endurable edge – causing less pain and irritation as compared to ordinary stainless steel rollers.
  • Titanium does not blunt like stainless steel
  • Titanium does not pit or become damaged like stainless steel after use – there is no tearing of the skin which could cause scarring.
  • Each individual Medik8 Titanium Derma roller micro needle is gold plated to maintain sterility.
  • Each Medik8 Titanium Roller has 192 needles for maximum efficacy ( 38 on the stamp)
  What Skin type best responds to Skin Needling Treatments?
  • Lack of skin radiance
  • Lack of skin firmness and compactness
  • Rough and uneven skin texture; Fine lines, wrinkles, folds and crow’s feet
  • Hyperpigmentation; Scars, especially indented acne or chicken pox scars
  Do I need to prepare my skin?

It is advised 4 weeks prior to the procedure:

  • All patients use –C Tetra, Retinol 3TR or 6TR and Red Alert for at least 4 weeks pre- and post- treatment. Ultimate Recovery cream is recommended to keep skin soft and hydrated. Because it contains arnica and silica it can help speed the skins recovery process.
  • Thick Skin – In patients with very thick skin – 1 or 2 superficial peels are a great way in ensure a skin needling treatments yields the best collagen building results.
  • Prone to Herpes – prophylactic antiviral therapy with acyclovir or famciclovir, starting 2 days prior to the procedure and continued for 3 days until re‐epithelialisation is complete
  • Prone to Hyperpigmentation – White balance click serum for a minimum of 4 weeks before their procedure appointment
  • Easily bruised skin – topical vitamin K all over the treatment area for 1‐2 days before each Skin Needling treatment and continue for 2‐3 days post treatment. Arnica tablets 3 days prior and 3 days post treatment
  Why do I need to prepare my skin?

Skin priming is essential for at least 4 weeks before appointment because it will

  • Reduce the risk of complications
  • Accelerate and improve micro needle injury healing results
  • Help to prevent herpes simplex outbreaks
  • Help to prevent inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Reduce the risk of other skincare ingredients causing damage, swelling, pigmentation and complications.
  What are the aftercare recommendations?

Immediately after the treatment – The Skin Corrective Centre Therapist will apply the topical layer of Medik8 serums and creams which need to be left on the skin overnight. And a set of Medik8 prescriptive after care products will be recommended for use on a daily basis until the next appointment in 4-6 weeks’ time. After the skin has healed (24h later) – Mineral make‐up can be used after approximately 24 hours post treatment AHA and BHA’s can be used to soften and superficially resurface the epidermis but only after the skin has totally recovered from the skin needling procedure. A normal skincare regimen can be resumed once the skin has completely healed.

  What is the recommended skincare in between needling sessions?

The use of the Personal Medik8 Titanium Derma roller along with the daily application of topical vitamin C and A is highly recommended for the acceleration of regenerative processes and consolidation of procedure results. Compatible products: Personal Medik8 Titanium Derma roller (0.2mm and 0.3mm); C‐Tetra or CE‐Tetra, Retinol 3TR, Retinol Eye TR, Growth Factor serums, Hydr8 Moisturisers.

  How will my skin look the first few days post treatment?

Day 1 – The skin may be affected by light to moderate redness, sensitivity to touch, itchiness and tightness and a sensation of heat. Slight tracking may occur if the skin is slack.

Day 2 – The skin redness subsides or is greatly diminished and the skin feels tight. Ultimate recovery cream is used frequently to keep skin feeling soft and supple.

Day 3 – The treated skin area heals and there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place