The first time you heard of Skin Needling did it fill you with fear? Well fear not, it’s not as painful as it sounds. Skin Needling is a highly effective technique used to transform scarred, stretched and ageing skin.
Skin needling uses micro needles, similar to acupuncture needles moving at a high frequency to create tiny punctures in the skin. This stimulates the skin to repair itself, producing more collagen and new, healthy skin cells. If you suffer from pitted acne scarring, general scarring, fine lines, loss of volume in the skin or have large pores, skin needling may be the treatment for you.
Prior to skin needling, numbing cream is placed on the skin for 30 – 40 minutes to ensure you are comfortable during the treatment. This time will race by if you have the procedure performed at The Smile Clinique, while you relax with a cooling eye mask or lie back in comfort and enjoy catching up on your latest Netflix shows, perhaps even enjoying a massage in our deluxe massage chair.
For the procedure, our team use DermaStamp – the latest in micro needling technology. DermaStamp is more comfortable than other types of skin needling (like the DermaRoller) due to the vibration technology in the head of the appliance as well as precision control of the penetration depth of the micro-needles. Our treatment also includes a high concentration hyaluronic acid gel lubrication and penetration into the micro punctures and pores for optimal results. This process can take up to half an hour depending on the area being worked on so we ask that you put aside at least an hour of your time for this treatment from start to finish.
The treatment can be carried out on the full face for a more even and noticeable result; or smaller problematic areas can be treated in isolation. The decision on which areas to treat is yours, and can be made after a thorough skin consultation our team can discuss all of the treatment options available to you, to help tailor the treatment to your skin needs and personal preferences.
After your treatment
Following your treatment, your skin may have some redness, and may feel sensitive, similar to sunburn, for about 24 – 48 hours. Your skin will also require more TLC while it is healing and regenerating. For the best results, we recommend that you treat you skin with appropriate after care products and sun protection.
Make sure to wear a hat when outdoors, avoid direct exposure to harsh sunlight and try to avoid wearing any makeup for 48 hours. If necessary you can use good quality, mineral makeup while the skin is healing.
Post treatment is the very best time to nourish your skin so that new skin forms with strong, healthy cells. This can also assist with maximum collagen production.
DermaQuest offers a post skin needling kit, highly recommended for optimal nourishment. The use of sophisticated stem cell technology in the DermaQuest products will aid your body in generating a new, better version of your skin. Within 3-6 treatments you can expect to observe a significant improvement in the quality of your skin.
DermaQuest Skin Needling in Perth
Everyone’s skin cell turnover and bodily reaction to the treatment differs to an extent. Therefore, the number of treatments required varies from person to person. Book an assessment with The Smile Clinique today and let us show you how skin needling can heal your skin in a more natural way.