Skin needling is an exciting new treatment which has become increasingly popular due to its effectiveness and dramatic results. Also known as “collagen induction therapy” (CIT), skin needling uses the body’s own natural healing response to overcompensate and produce more collagen, resulting in rapid healing and regeneration of damaged skin.
Skin needling offers a safe and effective treatment for retaining youth and treating acne scars and surgery scars, wrinkles and stretch marks. It can be used effectively on the face, neck, abdomen and chest.
At Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics, we use clinical strength needling devices that can penetrate the dermal layer by up to 2.0 mm. The treatment can also be used in conjunction with a cosmeceutical product infusion to allow for faster and greater absorption of these products, resulting in an even more stunning healing response.
Simply put, skin needling lays down new foundations which help improve the surface skin’s appearance, giving it a natural youthful glow.
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If you want to learn more, read the FAQ below. Otherwise, if you would like to know more about how skin needling could help you with any of the above conditions, please contact us using the form below and one of our skincare professionals will be in touch.
Skin Needling FAQ
A medical grade device is rolled over the epidermis in a specific way which causes tiny little micro channels into the skin that stimulate rapid renewal, rejuvenation and regeneration providing long lasting corrective results.
The microscopic puncture channels stimulate circulation and the growth of new collagen and elastin. This assists in re-building the skin’s structure and integrity whilst providing versatile correction of many skin conditions. Skin needling does not use heat and is therefore suitable for treatment on most skin types.
Depending on your skin condition, we recommend anywhere between 3-10 treatments. When treating more severe skin conditions such as stretch marks and major scarring you may require between 6 to 10 treatments every 6-8 weeks. A refresher course may be performed every 6-12 months.
Prior to a skin needling treatment, you must ensure you use an SPF30+ or greater for at least 1 month and the use of cosmeceutical skin care is advised to accelerate results.
After a skin needling treatment you must ensure that you avoid any excessive heat to the area such as hot showers, saunas, exercise, sun exposure etc. The application of a soothing agent post treatment is essential and you must also avoid the use of active cosmeceutical skin care for a few days post treatment.
After a skin needling treatment it is normal to experience mild to moderate redness, slight swelling, minor flaking, mild grazing and bruising. The more dramatic side effects can last anywhere from 1 to 7 days with improvements each day.
One hour prior to treatment a topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the area. This will minimise any discomfort during the treatment. Most clients describe the feeling as a bit of pressure and a mild tingling feeling.
Skin needling is not only effective at treating certain skin conditions on the face, but also very effective in the treatment of stretch marks and scarring on any part of the body. Skin needling is also safe to perform on areas close to the eyes, such as when treating crows feet and frown lines.