Skin Needling Geelong
Skin needling is also called collagen induction therapy (CIT). Skin needling is a minimally invasive non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for facial rejuvenation. It involves the use of a multiple needle device, with an automatic oscillating function that gently pierces the skin and stimulates natural collagen reproduction, whilst creating millions of fine micro-channels. These channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients, encouraging transdermal delivery of nutrients deeper into the skin, to feed cells in the dermis and basal layer of the epidermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed.
This neovascularisation and neocollagenesis following treatment leads to reduction in wrinkles, improves skin texture and promotes scar or stretch mark reduction.
This procedure is performed by qualified dermal clinicians and we use medical grade needles that can be adjusted in depth, depending on the type and the intensity of treatment that is needed. Here at Geelong Veins, Skin and Laser we use the medical grade “Dermapen” for our skin needling procedures.
Skin Needling – Frequently Asked Questions
What skin problems are suitable for this treatment?
- Aging skin
- Vertical lip lines, smokers lines
- Skin tightening
- Rejuvenation of hands, neck and decolletage.
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Scars (acne, surgical and burns)
How many treatments will I need?
Rejuvenation: 4 – 6 treatments 4 weeks apart
Acne scaring: 6 treatments 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments 4-6 weeks apart
How should I prepare my skin?
For optimal results, prior to skin needling it is advised to prep skin with active cosmeceuticals recommended by your dermal clinician. Continue use of cosmeceuticals is recommended after treatments for minimum period of 6 weeks to maximize the benefits of each treatment.
How long should it take before I see results?
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will become visible after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). The condition of your skin will improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments, especially when combined with recommended post homecare.
Is the treatment painful?
You may feel some discomfort as some areas are more sensitive such as forehead and around mouth and nose. However, topical anesthetic cream will be applied for 15-30 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatment virtually pain-free.
What is the downtime after treatments?
Generally no significant down time occurs, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. Application of a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness for immediate return to work.
What are the contraindications of skin needling treatments?
- Roaccutane use in the last 2 months
- Dermatitis or infection in the area to be treated
- Keloid scars
- Abnormal wound healing
- Uncontrolled diabetes
Meet our Beauty/Dermal Therapist – Charlotte Woolfe
Charlotte is a trained beauty therapist and is currently undertaking her degree in Dermal Therapy at Victoria University. She offers brow and lash tinting, and brow shaping treatments with a keen eye for symmetry and beauty. Charlotte can treat difficult hair problems that are unsuitable for laser hair removal with electrolysis, including fair hair and facial areas. As a trained laser therapist Charlotte also performs laser hair removal for all hair areas. Charlotte has a special interest in assessing skin conditions and preparing an individualised plan for clients to achieve their skin needs and resolve skin problems including acne, scarring, stretchmarks and signs of ageing. Treatments you can book with Charlotte include facials, microdermabrasion, skin needling, BBL (Broad Band Light) and photorejuvenation.
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