What is Dermal Needling?
Dermal needling, also called medical/dermal needling or collagen induction therapy (CIT), helps to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen. Dermal needling is also beneficial for reducing the appearance of scarring from acne, surgery, or trauma.
Dermal needling causes micro-injury beneath the skin’s surface. This induces the skin’s natural wound healing response which produces a series of growth factors that promote the body’s own production of natural collagen and elastin. The stimulation of new collagen production can continue for up to 12 months following treatment with the results lasting for many years.
Conditions That Will Benefit From Dermal Needling
- Acne Scars
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Large pores
- Skin tone/texture
- Sun damage and pigmentation
- Stretch Marks
- Surgical Scars
Microneedling Depth Chart
Is Dermal Needling Right for You?
Dermal needling is natural and the healing period is minimal, with no negative effects, and is safe for all skin types.
Dermal needling is not suitable for people who have been on roaccutane in the last 6 months; who have active acne, infections, psoriasis, dermatitis in the area being treated, uncontrolled diabetes, pregnant or breastfeeding, or people prone to keloid scars.
Benefits of Dermal Needing
- Improves skin’s texture and reduces wrinkles
- Lightens pigmentation marks
- Restores elasticity
- Reduces pore size
- Minimises scarring
What to Expect After Treatment
Immediately after treatment your skin will appear quite red. The discoloration will slowly reduce over the first few hours. You may also feel tightness and extra sensitivity, but this will also reduce over the coming hours.
Post care instructions following treatments
Following the treatment, your clinician will discuss the post care with you.
- No touching of the facial areas for at least 12 hours directly following treatment.
- Use only skincare prescribed by your clinician.
- Daily sun protection using zinc oxide based sunscreen.
- Keep skin clean from environmental contaminates for at least 24 hours.
As you have many micro wounds in the treated area, it is important to insure that you keep this area as sterile as possible. For at least 12 hours following treatments there should be no touching the area, no exercise, no sun exposure, no spray tans, no make-up, and sleep on clean pillows away from pets.
And remember, avoid using un-prescribed skin care products for at least 3 or 4 days.
Although down time is minimal the following may occur:
- flaking and peeling
Should you feel you are having any adverse effects after treatment please contact us as soon as possible.
Other Treatments to Consider Alongside Dermal Needling
Your results can be enhanced by combining the following treatments in between you needling treatments.
- Laser Genesis
- LED sessions
- Infusions of medical serums
- Prescribed Skincare regime
- Internal vitamin program
Your dermal therapist will thoroughly consult you regarding your needs and desired treatment outcomes in order to create the best treatment plan for you.
Skin Revival have two needling devices available which will be choosen for use by your therapist
The MDerma™ skin needling system uses sterile, sealed individual and disposable needle cartridges for optimal patient safety. Every cartridge has multiple needles, with proprietary technology, penetrating vertically generating small micro skin channels, while stimulating the natural production of collagen.
These channels allow penetration deep to the skin fibroblasts, addressing the cells found in the dermis and the basal layer. This increases the stimulation of growth factors, stimulating repair at a cellular level and accelerating the healthy and natural regeneration of the skin’s epidermal cells.
The treatment is similar to certain laser treatments, but without the risky side effects or a potentially long recovery time. There are some studies that show skin needling is more effective than traditional microdermabrasion and chemical peels. The disposable needles eliminate the risk of cross-contamination and the adjustable depth allows a treatment that is adaptable to individual needs.
MDerma™ skin needling is so advanced, it is appropriate and recommended to use in sensitive and previously inaccessible areas such as the upper and lower eyes, lips and nose.