Micro-Needling

Dermapen™. The revolutionary device that is widely recognized as the Gold Standard in Micro-Needling technology. The natural and safe way to smooth and brighter skin.

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Micro-Needling

Dermapen™. The revolutionary device that is widely recognized as the Gold Standard in Micro-Needling technology. The natural and safe way to smooth and brighter skin.

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Treatment Facts

Procedure Time

60 mins

Recovery Time

5 to 7 days

Return to work

Next day

Duration of results

24 to 30 months

Anaesthetic

Topical (optional)

Treatments

Four

At Skinlogic our Micro-Needling device is Dermapen™.  This revolutionary device is now widely recognized as the Gold Standard in Micro-Needling technology. Thanks to consistently positive real-world results, the Dermapen™ has won multiple awards and has become one of the most trusted names in the medical aesthetics industry.

Dermapen™ is a very natural and safe way to restore your skin health under the supervision of our highly trained and experienced staff.  We are proud to have received training by internationally renowned micro-needling expert Dr Andrew Christie.

Dermapen™ micro-needling pen uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin and create thousands of micro-injuries.

Dermapen™ treatment produces micro-injuries to the skin encourage and harness the power of the body's innate ability to re-grow and repair the itself naturally.

Micro-needling has been proven to enhancing skin rejuvenation and is far safer for the patients with faster recovery then other traditional skin treatments.

The automatic vibrating function of the Dermapen micro-needling pen increases the effectiveness of skin treatments by increasing absorption of products, while reducing pain and discomfort.

Dermapen™ micro-needling is just as effective as ablative treatments such as Fraxel, IPL, Laser Resurfacing, and Chemical Peels.

The most amazing benefit is that Dermapen™'s micro-needling cost is a fraction of the leading alternatives.

Micro-needling enhances penetration of skin-altering ingredients and at Skinlogic, we love the results when we combine it with platelet rich plasma. 

 

Rejuvenate your skin with micro-needling


As we grow old, our skin ages and becomes loose and less elastic. The main reason for this is the reduction in fibroblast cells, which are building blocks of collagen proteins that help keep our cells strong and connected. Aging results in wrinkles and sagging, which makes our skin appear very dull — but there is a way to combat this process through micro-needling.

 

Obviously, we can’t stop aging; but we can definitely slow that process down. Dermapen™’s goal is to give everyone a chance to look healthier and feel better as we age. Micro-needling is also known as collagen induction therapy, which is a safe and chemical-free method to trigger new collagen production.

 

What is micro-needling?

Micro-needling therapy is a very simple procedure that uses a hand-controlled device with tiny, shallow needles to puncture your outer layer of skin to create a controlled skin injury. This damage to the skin will stimulate your body to produce new collagen and elastin. The freshly produced collagen will rejuvenate your skin by filling in fine lines, resulting in an overall improvement in the texture and tightness of your skin by removing the wrinkles, scars and stretch marks that can make you look younger as you age.

Additionally, micro-needling is not restricted to the face. It can be used on many other body parts, such as arms, legs, neck, back, hands and abdomen.

One micro-needling session generally takes 60 minutes. At first, your skin will appear a little bit red — similar to a light sunburn, but your skin will return to normal in a couple of days. The natural growth of collagen will not happen instantly; it takes place over weeks and months. This treatment is not designed to be an “instant fix,” but is intended to improve the health of your skin in the long term.

How many numbers of treatments does one need?

The number of treatments is predicated on two things: the first being the results you want to achieve, and the second being which part of the body treatment is being performed on. For wrinkles or stretch marks, depending on the severity, you may need 4 to 8 micro-needling treatments to achieve optimal results.

Please note that all treatments are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to ensure the health and safety of your skin. The risk involved in micro-needling treatments are minimal. After a treatment, dry skin or red discoloration may occur, which will typically subside within a week.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma and why combine it with micro-needling?

Known to some as the "Vampire Facelift™". Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) delivers amazing results when combined with micro-needling.  Some of your blood will be drawn in 2 to 3 tubes by the practitioner and placed in a centrefuge to spin off the red blood cells. While the plasma is getting ready, the practitioner will prepare your skin for your treatment.  Plasma is rich in growth factors that stimulate healing and an array of skin processes like collagen formation.  Micro-needling allows for the plasma to be delivered right at the target site where needed. A match made in heaven.


What skin conditions can be treated with micro-needling?

Wrinkles
Stretch marks
Scars
Acne scarring
Skin tone
Fine lines
Loose skin
Large pores
Discoloration

Regardless of your skin color or type is, micro-needling is the best treatment you can have to have to make your skin look fresh and younger.

Who is not suitable for Micro-needling?

If you have taken Roaccutane in the last 6 months, have infection in the area to be treated, are pregnant or are known with abnormal wound healing, you will not be suitable for treatment.

When will I begin to see the results?

After Micro-Needling your body will start to naturally regenerate and repair the skin, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen is formed, new skin cells are generated and the blood supply is enhanced. It can take 6-8 weeks before any signs of regeneration and repair are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a natural long lasting enhancement.

Pre-treatment care:

Prior to your Micro-needling you may be advised to use specific skin care, depending on your skin’s condition. Specific skin care is designed to reduce pigmentation and improve the results. It may also reduce the healing time. The creams usually include one or more of the following: Retinoic acid (vit A), AHA or Hydroquinone (for dark skinned patients).

Patients who suffer from cold sores will be advised to take anti-viral medication.

Post-treatment care:

  • DO NOT EXPOSE YOURSELF TO THE SUN
    After you have undergone your micro-needling procedure, stay out of the sun and do not apply any sunscreen, due to the toxins that may be contained in the lotion. Post procedure, the skin channels are completely open, and any toxins contained in topical applicants may be harmful to you.
  • DO NOT USE ANY “ACTIVE INGREDIENT” SKIN PRODUCTS 
    Post procedure, avoid any skin care product that has active ingredients. These commonly include things like Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, Retinol and other similar agents. The skin will be highly sensitive and these products will only irritate the it further.
  • USE COLLAGEN STIMULATING PEPTIDES
    As micro-needling serves to stimulate the production of collagen, the skin needs higher amounts of collagen than normal to recover optimally. Collagen Stimulating Peptides assist in that process, further aiding in the stimulation of collagen production.
  • AVOID THE USE OF MAKEUP AFTER TREATMENT 
    It is imperative that you let your skin “breathe” and recover for 24 hours after the procedure. The skin channels are open, and using a makeup brush can penetrate the pores, especially if they are very thin, causing further irritation. Using a makeup brush that has been used before can contaminate the skin and, consequently, lead to infections. Wait 24 to 48 hours before you apply face makeup to give your skin the necessary recovery time.
  • USE A COOLING FACE MASK 
    After you have undergone micro-needling, you may experience some skin inflammation or redness. Using a cooling mask will help reduce the inflammation or redness of the skin, giving you more comfort.
  • USE AN ANTIOXIDANT SERUM
    Antioxidant serums have properties that assist in healing the skin. Serums assist in soothing the skin and further reduce irritation.
  • AVOID SWEATING 
    As you sweat the pores of your skin will reopen, and the bacteria on your skin may enter the skin punctures. This can lead to a either a reaction or infection.
  • DRINK WATER
    It is important to stay hydrated before and after your procedure to help your skin heal and rejuvenate faster.

Pre-treatment Consultation

  • On arrival, you will be asked to complete a confidential patient intake form.
  • A VISIA Skin Analysis may be conducted.
  • Your practitioner will then discuss your concerns and requirements with you in order to get a clear understanding of your expectations. 
  • After a thorough examination, the most suitable treatment options and their alternatives will be proposed to you.  Treatment procedures will be clearly outlined and discussed, together with the benefits and possible risks of each.
  • To ensure a good result, it is of utmost importance to carefully select our patients for this treatment.
  • Should we find that surgery will be better, we will then refer you to a plastic surgeon.
  • Your practitioner may also provide you with a quotation.  
  • Any questions you have about the process or treatment will be answered honestly.
  • Together, you and the practitioner will then decide on the treatment that is most appropriate and safe for you.
  • Any pre- and post-treatment care will be explained in detail. Written instructions may be handed to you.

You are under no obligation to book the treatment with us after your consultation, however, should you do wish to book a treatment this can be done for you after your consultation or at a later date via phone or e-mail.

At Skinlogic we can assure you that we value your health and wellbeing. You will only be seen and treated by qualified and experienced professionals.

During the Treatment

Before your treatment you will be provided with a detailed consent form. You will be asked to read and sign this prior to your having your treatment.

You will have plenty of opportunity to ask any questions you may still have regarding the treatment.

Your practitioner will cleanse and exfoliate the area to be treated.  If necessary, topical anesthetic will be applied. At Skinlogic, we encourage our patients to omit the topical anestetic since it causes vasoconstriction and thus impair an optimal healing cascade.  However, your well-being and comfort is very important to us, so the option of topical anesthetic is always available. Depending on the treatment depth, most patients report feeling just the slight vibration of the Dermapen™ during the procedure, with mild discomfort, if any.

The skin is disinfected prior to the procedure.  Specialized serums containing hyaluronic acid for instance or platelet rich plasma will be applied to provide slip and comfort for the procedure, and for the skin-enhacing ingredients to be delivered at the target site.

Your practitioner will adjust the needle depth according to your indications and needs during the treatment. This part of the procedure is over quite quickly - within 30 minutes. 

After the procedure, the skin is calmed with the application of specialized products to provide comfort, enhance your treatment and aid recovery. You will be asked NOT to wash your face until the next morning.