What are the benefits of dermal needling?
Dermal needling helps to:
- improve skin texture, fine lines and firmness
- reduce pore size
- stimulate fibroblasts and the production of collagen and elastin
- reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars
- stimulate hair follicles to improve hair growth.
Dermal needling is safe for all skin types and can be used on many parts of your body including your face, neck and chest.
What should I expect after dermal needling?
Your skin may be red and feel slightly stingy after the treatment. A cooling mask is applied to help settle any inflammation. Depending on the depth of the needles used, your skin may remain red for 24–48 hours and feel like it’s mildly sunburnt. Your skin may also flake 2–5 days after treatment.
It's best to avoid applying make up for 24 hours after your treatment. We also recommend to stop using any active skincare for 3 days and avoid retinol products for 7 days.
It's best to book a dermal needling treatment ahead of upcoming social engagements or special events.
Is dermal needling painful?
We apply a topical anaesthetic prior to treatment and most clients report only mild discomfort. Each session takes 30-60 minutes depending on the size and number of areas treated.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on your skin concern, we recommend a course of 3–6 treatments about 4 weeks apart. Your skin will continue to remodel and change for up to 12 months or more after your final treatment.
There's no limit to how many courses of needling you can have throughout your life.
Is dermal needing suitable for everyone?
Dermal needling may not be suitable if you have:
- keloid scars
- a history of eczema
- psoriasis and other chronic skin conditions
- a history of actinic (solar) keratosis
- a history of herpes simplex infections
- diabetes or other conditions that affect wound healing
- raised moles or warts on targeted area.
Dermal needling during pregnancy and breastfeeding isn't recommended. It is also not suitable for people taking immunosuppressive medication.