Medical Grade Skin Needling (Dermapen) is a treatment used for collagen induction and elastin production. Skin needling uses an electronic pen-like device with small needles to create controlled micro injury in the skin, allowing the natural healing process to take place. Skin needling is an excellent choice for scarring as it can break down the damaged collagen causing the scar and allowing the area to re-heal. Skin needling also builds natural volume and increases general skin health. We can intensify the treatment by the use of bespoke combination of mesotherapy ampoules and masks.
Before the Treatment
Prior to any skin treatment at COCO Skin Clinic you will receive a thorough consultation with your Dermal Therapist to determine if this is the right treatment for you. During this consultation, you will be able to ask questions and have any concerns addressed.
During the Treatment
Surprisingly, Medical Grade Skin Needling (Dermapen) has minimal discomfort, as we apply a prescription strength topical aesthetic prior to your treatment. Once your numbing cream has taken effect, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed to remove all trace of product. A skin needling device will then be used to create micro wounds into specific depths of the skin. We will also apply a mesotherapy ampoule (targeted to your skin concern) during the needling process to ensure maximal delivery of the product. Afterwards, a clear thin film (invisible dressing) is applied over the skin to protect it. We will also apply medical grade camouflage make-up containing SPF30+ to further protect the skin.
After the Treatment
You will likely feel a slight warmth in your skin post treatment, and experience redness for approximately 48hours. This is often followed by a sandy or flaky feeling to the skin. It can take up to a week for your skin to completely heal from a skin needling treatment. We recommend that you continue to use medical grade camouflage make-up during this period – these can be purchased in clinic.
- Improved skin texture
- Increased hydration
- Improved skin health
- Increased collagen and elastin
The results of skin needling take approximately 28 days to be evident and the results lasts beyond 12 months. Hence, it is important to start your skin needling treatments as soon as possible if you have an upcoming event.
Number of Treatments
We usually recommend starting with 3-6 treatments, 2 weeks apart. This treatment program is only a guide, your treatment provider will recommend the treatment plan that is right for you.
Best Suited For
Medical-Grade Skin Needling (Dermapen) is suitable for most people, if you have severe acne we may suggest starting on other treatments first.
For Added Benefit
Trio Add-on – Skin needling pairs best with our trio of add-ons; a bespoke mesotherapy ampoule to further target your concerns, Healite II LED Light Therapy to speed up the post needling healing process and a mask worn home to increase hydration in the skin. These three will ensure you get the best possible result from your needling.