(Also known as Dermal Needling)
Needling is beneficial to all skin types for Collagen Induction. As we all lose collagen (our skin's structural fibres) from around age 25 onwards, it is never too early or late to start looking after the structural integrity of our skin. It benefits both our skin care and injectables, as well as replenishing the loss of those vital fibres.
What is SkinPen?
A pen-like device which has sterile, disposable cartridge tip containing small needles attached, is moved over the skin’s surface to create tiny micro injuries, not visible to the naked eye. A specially formulated hyaluronic acid is then used to fill the tiny channels created in the skin. Absorption of product introduced at this stage is increased by over 80% through these open channels. These tiny punctures also stimulate tissue regeneration through a process called collagen induction therapy. For ultimate results, growth factors from your own platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be used instead of the hyaluronic acid.
At Clinique Elan we use the SKIN PEN, which is the latest technology in skin needling. Clinically proven to induce collagen and reduce scarring, this engineering device is taking standard skin needling to a new level. Micro needling is one of the most effective ways for improving skin texture by softening fine lines and wrinkles, reducing pore size and stimulating new collagen formation. It also helps reduce acne scarring.
How long does it last?
For optimal results we recommended three treatments at 6 – 8 weekly intervals. The results start showing at about 6 weeks, but keep improving until they reach their maximum effect at 6 months. How long the results last is dependent on how well the skin is looked after following the 3 sessions. Using active skincare and good sun protection is the best way to do this. The use of a home roller can further enhance the effectiveness of active skincare. It is also recommended to have one treatment every year for maintenance.
To book a needling appointment, we recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation to discuss suitability with Jess or Caitlyn. Pre Pay for two treatments and get your third treatment and post care kit FREE (Saving $459)