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This treatment is currently only available at New Town Skin Cancer Centre.
Skin needling is one of the most accessible and affordable aesthetic treatments, aimed at stimulating the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally. The stimulation of collagen renewal helps improve overall skin texture and create a smoother, brighter, healthier, younger looking appearance.
The Dermapen penetrates the skin in a vibrating manner, delivering up to 1,000 holes per second which promotes and stimulates collagen renewal. The stimulation of new collagen helps improve your overall skin texture, tone and clarity as well as soften scarring and smooth wrinkles and fine lines.
Combine skin needling with other anti-ageing treatments for outstanding results.
This technique is one of the most accessible and affordable treatments available in aesthetic medicine, aimed at stimulating the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally. It is achieved in two ways: either by the use of a Derma-roller, in which tiny sterile needles are rolled over the skin creating hundreds of tiny perforations, or through the use of Dermapen – a medical device which penetrates to a greater depth using multiple needles which vertically pierce the skin in a vibrating manner.
The Dermapen is not suitable for anyone with an untreated skin cancer on the treatment area, anyone allergic to topical local anaesthetics, or any patient on high dose corticosteroids.
Skin needling is a minimally invasive treatment. All Dermapen cartridges utilise disposable needle tips, so there are no risks of cross contamination or infection. The skin is thoroughly cleansed with an antiseptic prior to the micro needling procedure. It is suitable for almost all skin types, and is non-ablative.
We apply topical anaesthetic cream to the treatment area at least 45 minutes prior to the procedure. The skin is cleansed with an antiseptic solution, a topical hyaluronic acid gel is applied to the treatment area, and the Dermapen is passed over three times.
Your doctor may advise antiviral or antibiotic prophylaxis if you are prone to cold sores, staph infections, or have any associated medical conditions.
Each session takes about 30 minutes. We give our patients the option to recover under our Heallite LED device, which hastens recovery and improves skin collagen.
To ensure effective treatment, it is desirable that there will be fine pin point bleeding (similar to a very superficial graze) to the area treated with the Dermapen. Usually the skin will be pink for 24-48 hours, and feel warmer and tighter than usual. Bruising is rare but there may be minor swelling. We advise a light dressing for the immediate post-treatment period.
After skin needling treatment, your body will naturally start to regenerate and repair the skin, working below the surface. This means new collagen and elastin is formed, blood supply is enhanced, and new skin cells are regenerated. It usually takes up to six weeks before any visible signs of repair are seen, and this will continue over the following months.
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