SKIN NEEDLING GOLD COAST
New to skin needling? Our highly qualified and experienced team can help restore and refresh your skins appearance using dermapen skin needling. Treat acne scarring, stretch marks, ageing and fine lines and boost your natural collagen production, easily and safely with minimal downtime.
What is Skin Needling?
Skin needling, sometimes known as ‘Collagen Induction Therapy’ is a non-surgical rejuvenation treatment that helps to restore collagen and elastin, improving skin tone and texture and improving the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Our micro-needling device is one of the safest, most effective and comfortable devices currently on the market and the adjustable hand-piece allows for a completely customized treatment tailored to your individual concern.
As we age, our natural collagen production slows down, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. During your treatment, ultra-fine, medical-grade needles create thousands of tiny punctures stimulating a natural wound healing response that results in the formation of new collagen and elastin resulting in an improvement in firmness and texture and a softening and lifting of scars and stretch marks. Needling can also be used to diminish the appearance of pigmentation and sun damage, as well as improve uneven texture and stretched pores.
What does the treatment involve?
During your appointment, your skin is cleansed and topical anesthetic is applied and left on the skin for 40minutes.
A sterile device is then used to vertically penetrate the skin with microneedles that are 0.25mm to 2.5mm in length. The dermapen’s speed and depth is adjusted depending on the skin concerns being treated. Treatment takes approximately 20 minutes per area and feels like a vibration on the skin.
During treatment, a topical Hyaluronic acid with Vitamin B is applied to boost your results and aid in the wound healing process. Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the treatment area. On average, patients are red for 1-2 days. Mild shedding may occur 2-3 days post-treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Clients will see an improvement after each treatment however please use the following as a guide:
Rejuvenation 3-6 treatments (4-6 weeks apart)
Acne scarring 6-12 treatments (4-6 weeks apart)
Stretch marks 6-12 treatments (4-6 weeks apart)
How long will the results last?
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 results 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.
What does the treatment cost?
$199 for Full Face
$299 for Face, Neck and Décolletage
$299 A4 Body Area
$99 Glow Upgrade (includes Booster Ampoule, Medik8 Ultimate Recovery Mask and LED Healite)
Treatment Add-on Options:
LED Healite - $40 (normally $80)
LED Healite therapy dramatically reduces the downtime and redness associated with Skin Needling. It is also a gentle and natural way to rejuvenate the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve hydration and stimulate collagen and elastin within the skin. Enjoy a relaxing head massage while the LED light warms and rejuvenates.
Depigmentation Ampoule $50 – A sterile serum needled into the skin to correct pigmentation and reduce melanin production.
Photoageing Ampoule $50 – A sterile serum needled into this skin to boost radiance, correct fine lines and improve skin tone.
Mesopeptide Ampoule $60 – A sterile serum needled into the skin to promote dermal thickening and improve firmness and structure of the skin.
Skinmark Ampoule $30 – A sterile serum needled into the skin to reduce the appearance of acne scarring, stretch marks and promote scar repair.
Medik8 Ultimate Recovery Mask - $40
Relax while marine algae and natural zinc help calm and soften skin, leaving your complexion looking supple, dewy and completely refreshed. Enjoy a relaxing head massage while your mask repairs and hydrates.
Growth Factors $75
Clinically proven serum to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase elasticity and enhance texture, tone and luminosity.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) From $399
Platelet Rich Plasma is the concentrated part of blood that contains platelets. When injected into tissue, growth factors are released aiding in cell repair and generation of new tissues. As we age, collagen production in the body starts to slow and our skin starts to lose its elasticity and fullness which leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. PRP Therapy stimulates skin cells resulting in increased elasticity, plumpness and tightening of the skin.
Who can have this treatment?
Skin needling can be safely performed on all skin types (fair to darker) and is even suitable for sensitive or thin-skinned clients.
Skin needling is not suitable for those who have been on Roaccutane in the last 6 months, have cystic acne, open wounds, infections, psoriasis or dermatitis in the area to be treated, have uncontrolled diabetes, are pregnant or breastfeeding (pregnant and nursing women may still have the needling treatment without the topical anesthetic applied), or who are prone to keloid scarring or other abnormal wound healing. Smokers should be aware that smoking compromises the body’s ability to grow new collagen.
Olive and darker skinned clients are required to prep prior to treatment using our recommended tyrosinase inhibiting serum for 2 weeks prior to having a dermapen treatment performed.
Post Care Information
A feeling of tightness is experienced and a "sunburnt" look is usually apparent immediately after treatment, a mild swelling may also occur subsiding over the next 24 hours. Slight redness may last 1-3 days but can be covered with mineral make up. We advise that you use only gentle products for the days following your procedure and apply sunscreen regularly. Hot baths, showers and saunas should be avoided for at least 3-5 days. To achieve optimal results with less down time we recommend that you apply Skinstitut Rejuvenate 15 Serum and Skinstitut Laser Aid every few hours for the first 24hrs, these are available to purchase at the time of your appointment.