Skinessence medi spa – DERMAL SKIN NEEDLING

Medical Micro Needling – also called skin needling, dermal needling, micro-needling therapy, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI), is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine surgical grade needles. Micro Needling works by stimulating your own body’s collagen to plump up the skin and breaking down scar tissue without damaging the epidermis. Your body will start to naturally regenerate the skin, it should only take approximately 6 weeks before visible signs of regeneration are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a gradual and long lasting enhancement that can continue for up to 12 months after each treatment. Needling treatments can be performed on all skin types and colours and almost anywhere on the body.

As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed. Through the process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size and stretch marks.

Because the epidermis remains intact, the procedure can be repeated safely and is also suited to body regions, such as around the eyes and mouth, hands, and chest, where laser treatments and deep peels are not typically performed. This type of therapy is now becoming widely used as a treatment for photoaged skin to improve the skin’s appearance and quality, and to improve or even prevent scarring.

Successful collagen remodeling and new collagen productions depend on the accurate targeting of the dermis. Micro Needling depths are decided upon by our Skin Specialist and can range from 0.5mm to 2mm. Raised scars obviously require more depth than say an anti ageing treatment to the forehead area and as such the micro needling pen penetration depth is set to the appropriate depth. This ensures the dermis is successfully targeted and micro-injured with each needle penetration. With the epidermis intact and plenty of healthy tissue surrounding each micro injury, new collagen production is induced with minimal harm to skin structures and the skin’s protective barrier.

What is Dermal Skin Needling used for?

​Dermal skin needling is effectively used for:

  • Reducing scars (including hypertrophic scars) caused by acne, surgery or thermal burns (scars need to be more than 6 months old)
  • Fading stretch marks
  • Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles, dull skin tones and enlarged pores
  • Dyspigmentation e.g in melasma or from sun damage
  • Enlarged pores – skin texture
  • Vascular – spider and thread vein treatments
  • Treating Naso-labial lines and smokers lines
  • Tightening sagging skin, rejuvenation of hands, neck and décolletage

Generally a minimum of 3 treatments are required to achieve rejuvenation of an area. When treating scarring you can expect at least 5 treatments to be required as a general rule. Micro needling results are gradual not immediate, as collagen production takes time.

Am I a suitable candidate for Dermal Skin Needling?

Dermal skin needling WILL NOT be performed if any of the following apply to you;-

  • Where you have any suspicious looking skin blemishes or moles without a letter of consent from your medical practitioner or skin cancer specialist.
  • Within 2 weeks of you having an injectable dermal filler or botox.
  • Never performed on raised moles, warts or lesions.
  • During pregnancy (when breastfeeding the treatment is not allowed because of the use of anaesthetic cream).
  • Whilst taking certain medications (some medications may reduce healing time, please advise your therapist on anything you may be taking).
  • If you are suffering active herpes or a severe acne breakout; however, once resolved, the treatment can go ahead after a period of 2 weeks has elapsed.

Some medical conditions (ie diabetes) require a medical certificate – our Skin Specialist will advise you during your consultation.


The number of needling procedures depends on the individual skin condition. Three to four treatments may be needed for moderate acne scars. Scars from thermal burns and stretch marks (striae) may require 5 procedures and possibly more for severe and deep scarring.

Best results will be obtained when treatments are conducted in conjunction with a topical skin care regime. Your skin specialist can assist you with this.

  • Full Face
    $350 - $420
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Stomach
  • Lip and Chin (Smokers Lines)
  • Forehead and Eyes
  • Decolletage
  • Full Face + Decolletage or Neck
  • Hands
  • Stomach & Chest
  • Half Face (Cheeks - acne scarring)
  • Eye area

** For multiple treatments of different body areas, talk to our Skin Specialist about Package Prices

All procedures include skin care and follow up treatment.