Skin Needling in Melbourne

Skin Needling Before And After Facts

  • Platelet rich plasma injections combined with skin needling helps to improve skin texture (which includes acne scarring) and induce new collagen.
  • For 1 – 2 days following treatment you will experience dry skin and light scabs.
  • Usually patients require around 3 sessions every 4 – 6 weeks.

Dermapen Or Skin Needling Treatment Explained

Skin Needling is a facial rejuvenation treatment used to improve skin tightness, tone, and texture as well as reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles. Sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy, it can also be used to treat sun-damaged skin and acne scars. At SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors, we use a Dermapen device for our skin needling procedures, an advanced technology which stimulates the production of collagen to create smoother and healthier skin.


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How Does Skin Needling Work?

    By creating a series of tiny punctures in the skin, the body responds by increasing collagen production in the area. This method of stimulating the dermis is performed without actually leaving lasting damaging the outer layer. Due to the minimal damage when executed well, these punctures heal rapidly. Microneedling is a safe, reliable, and well-tested procedure. Skin needling that takes advantage of the healing mechanisms already available in the body through a practical and direct approach that is minimally invasive. When this treatment is used on scars, wrinkles, or stretch marks, it can typically result in them being less visible and at ideally in some cases eradicate visibility. As the treatment perforates the dermis with tiny punctures the collagen induction that occurs helps to fill out these imperfections, often with quite impressive results as you can see from the mountain of skin needling before and after photos released by clinics across the world.

    What is Involved in the Skin Needling Procedure?

    A local anesthetic cream will be applied 15 – 20 minutes before the treatment to ensure the patient is comfortable. The procedure then involves punctures to the skin using precision medical micro-needles attached to a dermal roller to induce collagen growth. The procedure generally takes around an hour.  Platelet-rich plasma treatment is often used in combination with this procedure to improve the results. Skin Needling can be used on any part of the body, except for underneath the eyes.

    What Can Be Expected After the Skin Needling Procedure?

    Following the procedure, you will experience mild redness in the face, similar to a sunburn. Then, within 24 hours light scabs will begin to appear and may take up to 2 weeks to shed. Please note, it is important not to pick the scabs. Any stimulating products must be avoided, such as; vitamin A (retinol), AHAs or any active or acidic production for 2 days at least following the treatment.

    What are Some Additional Benefits of Skin Needling?

    Skin needling has various benefits that make it an excellent option to consider. Specific areas of scarring can be addressed without the need to deal with demarcation lines between regions that have been treated and haven’t that can occur with some forms of skin resurfacing. The epidermis remains intact when skin needling is performed, allowing for typically problem-free repeated treatments if desirable. Also, skin needling produces less risk of hyperpigmentation or scarring, which makes it often a preferable option compared to some other alternatives to skin needling for people with darker skin tones.

    Fractional Lasers Versus Skin Needling

    Fractional laser treatment is recommended if you are seeking to improve skin texture drastically, however, Skin Needling has lower risk complications and less downtime, in particular for people with skin of colour. Generally, one Fractional laser treatment is equivalent to two Skin Needling treatments. Fractional laser treatments use heat energy that penetrates the surface of the skin and heat the tissue, which in turn triggers a healing response by the body. Alternatively, micro-needling avoids potential thermal damage by taking a different route that produces a similar result without having to expose the skin to heat. Both are very effective treatments and well suited to various situations, just as they both have their pros and cons. Discuss with your practitioner which is best suited to your requirements to help make a more informed decision.

    What Can Be Expected Following Fractional Laser Treatments?

    For 48 hours following treatment your skin will experience mild redness, swelling and itching. Up to a week after treatment your skin will appear dry, and you may experience acne breakouts, especially if you are typically prone to acne. To help your skin recover without impeding it, you can assist by doing small things like avoiding excessive heat or direct sunlight exposure initially after treatment and avoiding hot water when showering. Your practitioner will provide you with more complete aftercare instructions to help you get the best results out of your fractional laser treatments.

    Are Skin Needling or Fractional Laser Treatments Suitable for Me?

    The best way to find out what is suitable, and ideally what is best suited to dealing with your cosmetic skin issues is to speak with an experienced cosmetic doctor that is familiar with dealing with a variety of skin concerns and dealt with an even more extensive range of skin types. If you are looking for an experienced practitioner for skin needling Melbourne has you covered with our clinic’s wealth of experience in dealing with these types of cosmetic issues. Our experienced cosmetic doctors will enable you to devise a well-considered approach that is best suited to your goals as we offer a wide range of treatment options allowing for extensive flexibility to acheive the most optimal outcomes for your scarring, skin texture, wrinkles, and much more.

    Be In The Best Care

    Dr. Pallavi Sharma is one of Melbourne’s best, well respected cosmetic doctors and aims to provide longstanding anti-aging benefits for her clients. With over 11 years experience in Performing cosmetic procedures, Dr. Sharma has lectured medical professionals regarding cosmetic treatments and is heavily involved in providing up to date cosmetic treatments to her clients and friends.


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    Skin Club’s Cosmetic Doctors are highly trained and renowned for acheiveing great results. Dr Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery in both Melbourne and Melbourne since 2012 and has a loyal patient base spanning several countries. He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Dr. Vi Sharma is actively involved in training doctors and nurses in aesthetic and cosmetic treatment modalities.


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