Discover Professional and Affordable Skin Needling in Perth
Do you want more youthful looking skin without any chemicals or pharmaceuticals? It might sound too good to be true, but there is a therapy that can help you get a more youthful appearance. For years, cosmetic injections ruled this sector of the anti-ageing market and anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers have been used for decades. Laser treatments have also offered smoother and fresher looking skin.
But more recently, skin-needling has been heralded as a non-invasive means to attain vibrant, fresh, youthful skin. Restoration Clinic is proud to bring our patients medical skin-needling in Perth, that harnesses your body’s very own healing powers. What is this new therapy, and does it really offer the results that you want? Skin-needling in Perth can be a great choice for you!
Is skin-needling a new procedure?
Skin needling therapy goes by a few names; skin-needling, derma-rolling, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), micro-needling, dry tattooing, Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI), and intra-dermabrasion.
Time for a short history lesson! All the way back in the 1950s, the possibility of “percutaneous collagen induction” was discovered. It was found that skin could be stimulated with needles which made the body increase the production of collagen. Surprisingly, it took 40 more years for this discovery to be applied again. In the 1980s and 90s, doctors found that skin-needling could be used to persuade the skin to produce collagen which would smooth out scars without the need for any sort of lasers or chemicals.
Throughout the years, dermatologists have experimented with the aim of finding ways to decrease scars and have found that skin-needling is excellent at treating scars and other skin perfections including wrinkles, lines, stretch marks and improving skin texture in general. Skin needling is truly an evolution in skin care.
Skin Rejuvenation with skin needling
Skin needling in Perth is a method of inducing collagen deposition in the skin, thickening and smoothing it, through multiple microtraumas.
Skin needling increases delivery to the dermis of skincare products, significantly improving the response to active ingredients.
It is extremely safe, minimally invasive, has barely any side effects or downtime, and is suitable for a wide range of problems and patients.
It involves penetrating the surface of the skin very lightly but comprehensively with extremely fine needles. The depth of penetration is limited to a millimetre or two and generally does not create significant bleeding. Anaesthetic creams numb the skin adequately and the procedure is not usually uncomfortable.
There are several methods for skin needling including mechanical roller devices and stamps, and electric needling pens. All methods induce microtrauma efficiently and facilitate the release of growth factors and healing chemicals.
Skin needling is an effective treatment for wrinkles, thin skin, pigmentation irregularities, rosacea, scars, sun damage, stretch marks, large pores, acne, stretch marks, hair restoration and other issues.
By triggering the wound healing cascade skin needling brings all the essential active substances and growth factors made by the body into the area to generate more fibroblasts, collagen, epithelial and endothelial cells. It also stimulates blood flow through the area. This facilitates refreshed growth of the skin with healthier, more organized cells, and creates a tightening effect.
Skin needling improves UV damaged skin by increasing the availability of cell nutrients and antioxidants and attracting the blood cells that remove damaged tissue, releasing epidermal growth factors and other useful chemicals including immune modulators.
It assists with pigment abnormalities by increasing the effectiveness of skin lightening agents and restoring normal function of the pigment-producing cells.
It helps with scars and stretch marks by breaking down the excessive collagen in scar tissue and replacing it with normal collagen that is organized instead of bunched up. It promotes growth factors and other chemicals that encourage the production of normal healthy skin, thus replacing the scar.
Skin needling stabilizes the blood vessels by strengthening collagen in the walls of the vessels and the surrounding tissue that supports them and increases the density of the epidermis. This, and the fact that it increases the concentration of chemicals that clean up damaged tissue help to combat rosacea.
Several active ingredients are essential to healthy skin, so increasing the supply of these will promote good skin thickness, smoothness and texture. Vitamin A is the most useful ingredient for skin health, but there are a number of other chemicals that are important for the production of collagen and other structural components of the skin. These include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids, Glutathione, Vitamin B3 and other nutrients. Some of these nutrients are best delivered topically, some orally.
Pretreatment with vitamins and amino acids topically and orally will improve results, as will aftercare with these substances.
Appropriate sun protection is imperative before and after treatment, but sunscreen should not be applied for 24 hours after the treatment.
Treatments should be spaced one month apart to fit in with the healing response and collagen growth pattern. Needling more frequently than this may risk less organized collagen formation creating an irregular surface. Best results take considerable time because the rate-limiting step is the body’s healing mechanism.
Generally, 6 treatments are recommended for anti-ageing and scar treatment.
After treatment, the skin appears flushed and sometimes slightly grazed. Occasionally there is a little ooze and the skin may be puffy or feel slightly dry and tight. Makeup can be applied the next day and the skin usually looks normal within a few days, although light flaking may occur.
Infection is extremely uncommon but any concerns you have should be brought to the attention of your technician or doctor.
It is important to support the in-surgery treatments with good home care including topical vitamins and other useful products as prescribed for you by your skincare professional.
What does skin-needling in Perth involve?
Skin-needling is a type of regenerating therapy that extends deep into the layers of the skin, helping to repair and renew areas which are distressed through aging or scarring. The needling therapy is based on the theory that controlled minor injury will kick-start the body’s all-natural injury recovery action that happens underneath the skin.
When your skin is “distressed’ by the needles, your skin produces and distributes new collagen that will protect and repair your skin.
The instrument used for skin-needling is an electric pen with multiple very fine needles that go up and down extremely rapidly, puncturing the skin with thousands of imperceptible fine holes. The goal is to puncture the outermost layers of the skin, which creates small pinprick injuries which are so small that you cannot see them with the naked eye. These tiny holes are wounds, which boosts collagen and elastin production, regenerating beautiful, healthy skin cells. This, in turn, smooths the skin and promotes scar or stretch mark reduction.
Within an hour the wounds on your skin will be closed, so dirt or pathogens shouldn’t enter. You won’t see a huge difference immediately, but in 6 to 8 weeks, you will be able to see amazing results and your face, or other areas of treatment will look rejuvenated and youthful, with tightened skin, and fewer wrinkles and lines. The journey to your improved facial contours or scar reduction starts here!
What conditions can skin-needling help with?
The majority of our patients at Restoration Clinic ask for skin-needling treatments on the face which gives incredible results. However, you do not need to reserve skin-needling for just the face. Other areas of your body can benefit from skin-needling, including your hands, chest and neck, back, thighs and lower legs.
Skin-needling can help with the appearance of a wide range of conditions in most areas of the body:
● Fine lines
● Imperfections such as skin tags or sun spots
● Enlarged pores
● Acne or chicken pox scarring
● Sun damage
● Pigmentation marks
● Stretch marks from weight loss or pregnancy
● Tighten skin that lacks firmness and elasticity
How can I get the most benefit from my skin-needling treatment?
If you’d like to experience the most anti-ageing benefit from your skin-needling session then consider adding autologous tissue stimulating injections to your procedure. After treatment with the electric pen you have thousands of open micro-channels or tiny needle punctures in your skin. By promptly treating your skin with natural growth factors derived from your own blood, which can now penetrate quite deep, you can dramatically boost treatment results.
A small amount of your blood is drawn and put through a patented process to harvest the most viable growth factors which are then applied topically right after skin-needling. This stimulates your own collagen formation and improves the skin’s appearance. Over several treatments spaced a month apart you can expect increased skin elasticity, brightness and reduction in scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.
What will happen during my appointment?
At Restoration Clinic, the most important thing for us is making sure that our patients are delighted with the service that they receive. We will go above and beyond to ensure you are nothing short of delighted.
With this in mind, a thorough discussion with our patients is the first step in any of our rejuvenating skin treatments, that way we can understand what you are hoping to achieve, and we can help you get there.
After you are comfortable with our discussion and understand the procedure, we will get you comfortable, and we can begin the skin-needling.
The first step is to thoroughly cleanse and sanitise your skin and apply a cream to moisturise. The area that will be treated is covered in a topical anaesthetic. In around 45 minutes, sometimes sooner, your skin will be numb, and your doctor or technician will be able to begin the procedure.
Only sterile, high-quality disposable equipment is used, so there is minimal danger of any side effects. You won’t feel the needles puncturing your skin, but you may be able to feel the pressure and vibration of the pen, but only as much as fingertips during a facial.
In response to these puncture holes, your body will begin to make the healing and rejuvenating collagen which will help to reduce lines, scars and wrinkles, or to even out your skin tone. There are no added chemicals, ingredients or medicines used. Your body does all the work for you.
After the procedure, your practitioner will apply a healing cream to soothe and nourish your skin.
Will I see improvement straight away?
After your treatment, your skin may feel a little uncomfortable and red for a few days. This is completely normal. It might take a week for the redness to disappear. Many people find they have no side effects at all.Depending on the outcome you want, you may need more than one session. To see results, generally, it takes six to eight weeks.
It may take up to five sessions to improve deep flaws and apparent scars. Some patients only require one or two sessions. It is difficult to give an exact number because everyone’s skin is different. Your age and the reason for your treatment will also play a factor in healing time and number of treatments necessary.
Doctors recommend leaving four to eight weeks between treatments to allow your skin enough time to heal.
What side-effects can I expect?
At Restoration Clinic, we only use high quality equipment and safety is our main concern which means you should not experience any adverse events. However, as with any cosmetic or medical procedure, the possibility of side-effects exists, and so we want you to understand what could occur so that we can minimise the chances of any problems.
In general, the area that has been treated will recover rapidly because the holes are so small, and our instruments are sterile. Occasionally side effects such as leakage and swelling of the skin, redness or a flare-up of acne may be noted. More rarely, you could experience a mild skin infection.
The Restoration Clinic offers excellent skin needling in Perth, with great aftercare, and so our treatments are relatively safe.
How much does skin needling in Perth cost?
You want to look your best, and here at Restoration Clinic, we want to bring our patients the uppermost quality skin needling in Perth at prices they’ll love. We only have qualified technicians to carry out your procedures; you will be over the moon with our services when you look in the mirror!
As you have read, there are a range of different possibilities for skin needling in Perth. Depending on how many sessions you need and where you are having your skin needling performed, the price will vary. Please get in contact with us, and we can discuss your requirements and a price range for the treatment.
Give us a call
The Restoration Clinic offers you high quality skin-needling treatment in Mt Hawthorn. We are professional, affordable and car parking is easy! Your happiness and satisfaction are our primary concern.
Don’t you deserve the youthful, beautiful face of your dreams? To schedule an appointment contact us at (08) 9025 3218, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.