Medical Skin Needling, also known as microneedling or dermaroller, is a collagen induction therapy. The procedure stimulates skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, plumper, tighter, brighter, healthier looking skin.
1 hour (including numbing time).
Local anesthetic cream applied up to 20 mins prior treatment.
5 – 6 days.
Due to increased collagen production a more even skin tone arises, with less scarring and a smoother complexion.
Anyone with an uneven skin tone, scarring or fine lines or wrinkles.
Skin needling, otherwise known as ‘microneedling’ or ‘dermaroller’, is a medical grade collagen-induction therapy that reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring. Particularly transformative on the face, Aesthetic Health’s skin needling procedure is perfect for restoring the vitality of aged and sun damaged skin.
To achieve a more even skin tone and smoother texture, skin needling encourages your skin to repair itself naturally. By moving a sterile dermaroller across numbed skin and avoiding harsh chemicals, microscopic punctures are caused to the skin’s surface. Your body responds to these pinpricks by initiating it’s own organic healing response. The treatment takes up to an hour and is highly safe, and after 5-6 days of downtime you’ll be left with a dramatic all-round renewal as brighter, healthier skin develops a much smoother complexion.
Skin needling is suitable for anyone who wants to reverse the damage done by time or UV rays, or people who suffer with acne scarring. Dr Julia Sevi and our expert practitioners at Aesthetic Health recommend three skin needling treatments to achieve the best results, but your specific requirements will be assessed at your in-depth, initial consultation. Most people don’t experience any discomfort during the procedure due to our use of local numbing agents, but we offer the ability to adjust the needle sizes to make the treatment more comfortable and especially effective.
A sterile roller covered with numerous tiny needles is moved back and forth over numbed skin producing microscopic punctures in the upper layers. It is the healing response to this very minor trauma that produces the result. We can also apply serums during and after skin needling, which are absorbed through the minute punctures, to hydrate, stimulate and repair.
In the twelve hours following treatment, skin can feel hot, like sunburn and although red initially, there is no downtime because it covers with make-up. Your skin will be drier than usual for five days, after which results will start to show, reaching a maximum after 4-6 weeks.
The procedure stimulates skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, plumper, tighter, brighter, healthier looking skin.
The Skin Needling procedure is generally well tolerated, although on very thin skin it can feel prickly. We work with each individual skin using different needle lengths to minimize discomfort but maximize the result.