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What Skin Needling treats.
- Acne and other types of scarring
- Age spots
- Black heads
- Oily skin
- Skin laxity
- Stretch marks
- Rejuvenates the skin
How does the procedure work?
This procedure works by rolling a device with micro-needles across the skin creating injury to the epidermis and dermis. These injuries stimulate natural collagen reproduction and elastin deposition. In addition to treating pores, fine wrinkling, loss of elasticity, minor acne scarring and other types of scarring it also enables topical applications to penetrate deeper into the skin, increasing their effectiveness. The combination of topical preparations and skin needling can be used to treat pigmentation, age spots and freckles. This increased absorption of active ingredients into the skin allows faster results and promotes skin rejuvenation.
What will the patient experience during the procedure?
An anaesthetic cream will be applied prior to the procedure. Slight discomfort may still occur during the treatment, the feeling is best described as a light, prickly, rolling sensation. During the treatment, the skin needling device is rolled across the skin in a criss-cross type pattern. At the completion of the treatment a soothing gel or other topical solution will be applied.
What can the patient expect after the procedure?
The patient’s skin may appear slightly pink or red which may last for two to seven days. Depending on the depth of the treatment, the skin may weep and become swollen. It is also common for the skin to feel quite sensitive. Complete healing should occur after one week.
The div team demonstrates The skin needling procedure
In this video the team at the Dermatology Institute of Victoria demonstrates the skin needling procedure. Skin needling uses micro-needles to create tiny skin injuries which stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin improving the appearance of fine lines, pores, acne and other types of scarring.