Micro skin needling is a proven treatment for firming and smoothening the skin and for treating various skin concerns. Safe, quick and versatile, micro skin needling is suitable for all adult ages and skin types, making it one of the most popular cosmetic treatment.
Micro skin needling is a form of collagen induction therapy where a series of needles penetrate the skin causing thousands of micro-injuries at a vertical angle using a specialist medical device, for both faster and precise needle penetration. The procedure leads to increased collagen production, which delivers real results in overall skin rejuvenation. In addition to glowing skin, micro skin needling can also reduce scarring, stretch marks, blackheads, open pores, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and more. Due to the speed of the device, treatments are fast, comfortable and able to target large or multiple areas at once.
Micro skin needling causes controlled micro punctures within the skin. The depth of punctures can be adjusted to suit customer needs. Superficial depths between 02. and 0.3mm are considered cosmetic needling and can be done by any non-medically trained therapists or yourself using off-the-shelf home needling kits.
Medical needling, meanwhile, has deeper penetration depths ranging from 0.5mm to 3.0mm and can only be done by doctors and medical professionals. Deeper penetration is required for scar correction and it results in better skin rejuvenation.
The micro punctures that form initiate an inflammatory cascade that recruits immune and restorative cells to work in overdrive to treat the damage induced. Circulating stem cells also jump into action and help to promote cellular differentiation and wound healing through the formation of new skin cells, collagen, and elastin. These new cells and structural proteins help lift the skin, efface fine lines and wrinkles as well make scars become shallower.
This treatment typically takes 30 to 60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated. It has minimum discomfort. Deeper micro skin needling may require topical anaesthesia prior to treatment.
|Treatment||Average Price (GST incl.)|
|Advanced M Pen Pro with Laser||$550.00|
|M Pen Pro - Face||$299.00|
|M Pen Pro - Face & Neck||$375.00|
|M Pen Pro - Face, Neck & Chest||$450.00|
|M Pen Pro with Microdermabrasion||$350.00|
Yes. Micro skin needling is minimally invasive with little or no downtime.
Microneedling is most often used on your face to target: acne scars, age spots (also called “sun spots”), fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, other types of scars, reduced skin elasticity, and uneven skin tone. In addition to facial concerns, micro skin needling is sometimes used to treat stretch marks in other areas of the body. Studies have found that micro skin needling was effective for stretch marks on the thighs and abdominal area when combined with fillers. Scarring on other body parts may also be treated with this procedure. However, micro skin needling is primarily used on the face.
Yes. Micro skin needling effectively helps to build the tissue within the stretch marks through the production of collagen. This builds up the indentation and reduces the colour of the stretch marks, in some cases making them disappear completely.
Only certain micro skin needling devices can treat the eyes contour. We use the M.Pen Pro that has six scaled & adjustable depths and increased oscillation, which enables us to effectively treat the delicate skin around the eyes. The result for the eye contour is a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, along with a healthier, tighter-looking appearance.
Each treatment session takes between 30 to 60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated and if topical anaesthesia is required.
There is little to no downtime. Slight redness and warmth to the skin may be experienced after your session, and dryness can be experienced a few days post-treatment.
The number of treatments required is dependant on your skin concern and goals. Typically, 1-2 treatments will be required to improve the general appearance of the skin while 3-6 treatments are required to correct scars, stretch marks, etc. Treatments are done at monthly intervals. Our skin expert will assess your skin during an initial consultation and recommend an optimal number of treatments.
Both treatments address concerns of loose crepey skin, scars, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, open pores. However, if you are looking for more targeted treatment, Fractional Laser is best for overall appearance and general redness while micro skin needling is best for darker skin tones and pigmentation or sun damage. Our skin experts will assess your skin during an initial consultation and recommend the best treatment suited to your wants and needs.
Like all cosmetic procedures, micro skin needling isn’t without risk. The most common side effect is minor skin irritation immediately following the procedure. You may also see redness for a few days. If done correctly, micro skin needling does not scratch the surface of the skin. Call your doctor if you notice more severe side effects, such as bleeding, bruising, infection or peeling. These risks are significantly reduced when the treatment is performed by skilled and experienced professionals. For medical skin needling (deeper depths), we insist on these treatments being performed by medical doctors or medically-trained professionals.
You may not be an ideal candidate for micro skin needling if you: are pregnant, have certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis or eczema, have open wounds, have had radiation therapy recently, or have a history of skin scars.