Skin needling, also known as micro-needling, is a minimally invasive procedure used to improve the look and feel of your skin. During the procedure, a Dr Pen with micro needles will create deliberate and controlled micro punctures on the top layer of your skin. The punctures stimulate the production of new collagen, which helps to reduce the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, and overall skin texture.
What is Skin Needling?
This skin treatment uses tiny needles to create tiny punctures in the top layer of skin to stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen.
We currently offer skin needling to treat the face, neck and décolletage. The procedure typically takes 45-60 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area.
Skin Needling Benefits
The benefits of microneedling are numerous and include:
- Reducing the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots and other blemishes.
- Improving skin tone and texture by increasing collagen production.
- Increasing absorption of topical products into your skin.
- Little to no downtime with minimal discomfort during treatment.
What Does Skin Needling Do?
Skin needling stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin which helps to plump up wrinkles and reduce scarring.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The treatment is suitable for most skin types and can be used to treat wrinkles, scars, age spots and other skin blemishes. We recommend that you speak with one of our qualified team members to determine if it is right for you.
Is Skin Needling a New Treatment?
No, skin needling has been used for decades and is one of the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatments.
Is it Safe?
Yes, skin needling has minimal risks and minimal downtime.
What are the risks?
Skin needling, also known as microneedling, is generally safe when performed by a trained professional. However, like any cosmetic procedure, it does carry some potential risks which may include:
- Redness and Swelling
- Skin Irritation
During a consultation, we can assess your skin type, discuss potential risks, and ensure that the procedure is suitable for you. Following the post-treatment care instructions will also help reduce the risks and promote optimal healing.
Does it Hurt?
Micro-needling does not usually cause any pain, however, you may experience some discomfort. Some patients may experience a mild tingling sensation during the procedure.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results can last up to a year or more with proper care and maintenance. We recommend that you use sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher when going outdoors, as sun exposure can fade the results of treatments. It is also important to avoid extreme temperatures, saunas and steam rooms for at least 24 hours after.
Will I Bruise/Swell?
It is common to experience some redness, swelling and bruising. This is a normal part of the healing process and usually dissipates within a few days. We recommend that you apply cold compresses to the treated area for 15-20 minutes at intervals throughout the day following treatment.
How Much Does it Cost?
The cost of skin needling varies depending on the area of treatment.
Treatment costs are as follows:
- Full Face – $350 for 1 session
- Full Face – $900 for 3 sessions
- Face, Neck & Décolletage – $650 for 1 session
- Face, Neck & Décolletage – $1800 for 3 sessions
We also have a special offer for our Skin Radiance Package, including 3 skin needling treatments and 3 TCA peels. The costs are as follows:
- Full Face – $1,100
- Face, Neck & Décolletage – $2,250
Can I Pay with ZipPay?
Yes! Gold Coast Plastic Surgery has partnered with ZipPay for all injectable and Medispa treatments (not available to be used on surgical procedures).
Book Your Skin Needling Today
Contact our team to book your skin needling treatment. Our qualified team of nurses are here to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have about this procedure. We look forward to helping you achieve beautiful skin!