Skin needling is an advanced skin procedure that is quick, easy, and beneficial. Using micro needles to stimulate your skins’ natural collagen formation, this treamtent improves skin texture, evenness & brightness, minimises fine lines and wrinkles & enhances product absorption & laser/LED treatment effects.
SkinPen® is the only TGA approved medical grade needling technology producing more dramatic results to rejuvenate skin, combat stubborn pigmentation and help repair acne or surgical scarring.
As we age our natural collagen production slows down, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin needling, (also known as micro needling or collagen induction therapy) is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a medical grade device with ultra-fine, medical grade needles to create thousands of tiny punctures, invisible to the naked eye. These punctures stimulate the skin’s natural healing response and encourage the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential for healthy, vibrant skin.
Our Skin Needling device is one of the safest, most effective and comfortable micro needling devices currently on the market and the adjustable hand-piece allows for a completely customised treatment tailored to your individual skin concerns.
New collagen production can continue for up to 12 months, resulting in an improvement in skin firmness and texture and a softening and lifting of scars and stretch marks. Skin Needling can also be used to diminish the appearance of pigmentation and sun damage, as well as improve uneven skin texture and stretched pores.
The benefits of Skin Needling Include:
Skin needling, also known as micro needling, is generally safe and effective for the vast majority of patients. However, there are some candidacy requirements that should be considered before undergoing this procedure. Here are some factors that may affect your candidacy for skin needling:
It is important to discuss your candidacy for skin needling with your nurse. They can evaluate your skin type, concerns, and overall health to determine if skin needling is right for you.
Skin Needling final results are usually visible by one week post treatment, with repeated treatments recommended to continue initial production. Like all rejuvenation treatments you do need to maintain some amount of upkeep. Your new collagen will continue to improve over 6-12 months and effects can last up to 5 years. It is recommended that you do a top up treatment 1-2 times a year to maintain your results and further stimulate collagen development.
You can use the following as a treatment schedule guide to see best results;
The downtime for skin needling treatment varies depending on the depth of the treatment and the individual’s skin type, however, most patients are able to return to their normal activities the next day.
A feeling of tightness is experienced and a slight “sunburnt” look is usually apparent immediately after treatment, lasting 1-3 days but can be concealed using a mineral based makeup. Some patients may also experience mild bruising or pinpoint bleeding post treatment.Hot baths, showers and saunas should be avoided for at least 3-5 days.
You may also experience skin peeling around the 3-7 day mark, try not to rub or pick as this can decrease your healing rate or damage the new skin underneath.an LED treatment immediately post procedure boosts healing and decreased downtime significantly for most patients.
Skin needling is generally not suitable for those who have been on Roaccutane (or variations) in the last 6 months, have cystic acne, open wounds, infections, uncontrolled diabetes, are pregnant or breastfeeding, prone to keloid scarring/abnormal wound healing, or have psoriasis or dermatitis in the area to be treated.
Upon arriving to Angel Aesthetics, you will be greeted by our Angels and checked in via our booking system. If you have any patient forms left to complete (these are sent as part of your reminder message), please arrive at least 5 minutes early.
At your appointment time, your therapist or nurse will take you through and begin your consultation, provided as part of all treatments booked – we’ll never treat you without knowing your goals. During this consultation, the treatment area will be numbed and you and your nurse will discuss the best treatment option for you, advising you of your expected results, how many treatments are recommended to meet your goals, and go through your aftercare instructions & any potential side effects to look out for
Any makeup and numbing will be removed and the treatment area cleansed and disinfected in preparation for treatment. Your nurse/therapist will microneedle the skin to depths up to 2.5mm to areas of concern with a compounded HA serum. Treatment will be completed in approximately 30 minutes from start to finish, after which your therapist will take you through to reception to complete payment, where you’ll be offered to sit and relax with a coffee, tea or sparkling water & some snacks to unwind and relax post treatment.
We use a very strong TLA (topical local anaesthetic) to the entire treatment area for a minimum of 15 minutes. Both the injection needle and the microneedling head are extremely fine gauge, and with numbing the pain is minimal, but a pressure sensation can be felt.