Skin Needling (Dermapen)

What is skin needling?

Skin needling is used to stimulate collagen and elastin production by using multiple, fine needles that create small punctures in the skin which can reduce the appearance of scarring, fine lines and wrinkles and allow for a more rejuvenated and refreshed look.

What skin needling device do we use? 

At SKYE Cosmetic Clinic, we use a micro-needling system called Dermapen which has a scar setting to reduce the appearance of deep, atrophic scars such as surgical scars, burn contractures, striae (stretch marks) and post-acne scars. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of pigmentation and sagging/lax skin.

As the dermal pen uses disposable needle cartridges, it significantly reduces the risk of cross-contamination to allow for a much safer and more comfortable treatment. The adjustable needle depth also allows for a customised treatment that is tailored to your specific needs and requirements. Our dermal pen is gentle on the skin, and causes less trauma & minimal epidermal damage, therefore reducing the pain and discomfort that patients may feel, whilst still boasting such amazing results! Skin needling can be performed every 4 to 6 weeks. 

What areas can be treated?

The Dermapen can treat areas such as the face, under the eyes, neck, décolletage, hands, scalp, as well as most other areas of the body.

Is it painful?

A high quality, medical grade topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) is applied prior to commencing skin needling to ensure that the treatment is tolerable and that you are comfortable throughout. Please be mindful that everybody’s pain threshold is different and what may be painful for one person, may not be painful for another.

What can I expect post procedure? 

After your skin needling treatment you may notice dryness, redness, mild scabbing, itchiness or tightness of the skin, however this will generally subside within a few days. 

Are there any contraindications?

Skin needling is not recommended if you have active acne or if you are taking anticoagulant therapy (“blood thinning” medication).