18 Mar Skin Micro-Needling Brisbane
What is Micro-needling?
Micro-needling is an economical procedure whereby very fine needles are used to penetrate the skin to a superficial level, causing microscopic injuries that result in the reforming and restructuring of collagen and elastin and ultimately in rejuvenation of the skin. It is used to reduce pore size, improve skin texture and tone, and reduce acne scars, stretch marks and other scars.
The simplest method of micro-needling is the manual skin roller that you can purchase yourself and use at home. While this will result in minor improvements if used correctly and regularly, it does not compare to therapeutic micro-needling performed by a skin specialist in a dedicated skin clinic. At Elysium Skin Centre, we us the DermaPen device, which is the best skin micro-needling system available on the market. Dr Csilla has been using DermaPen since it was first introduced into Australia in 2010 and continues to stay at the forefront of this advanced skin treatment. We use the latest DermaPen 4 MD device which glides across the skin using patented AOVN (Advanced Oscillating Vertical Needle) technology, has a dedicated scar setting with precisely adjustable penetration from 0.1mm up to 3mm, and produces almost 2000 tiny punctures every second (more than double the speed and coverage of the previous DermaPen 3).
What skin conditions can be treated with micro-needling?
Skin needling rejuvenates the skin and can improve the appearance of:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Crow’s feet
- Enlarged pores
- Pigmentation, especially freckles
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Traumatic and surgical scars
- Diffuse redness
- Smoker’s lines
- Dark circles and bags under the eyes
- Dark spots
How does the DermaPen 4 MD rejuvenate the skin?
The DermaPen 4 MD uses 16 ultra fine surgical grade stainless steel needles which rotate 120 times per second. The extremely fine vertical punctures created by the needles are essentially tiny wounds in the skin. This micro trauma creates a healing response in the skin, remodeling old collagen, promoting new collagen and elastin production, reducing pores, filling and softening scars and improving skin texture and pigmentation. The channels produced by micro-needling also allow for delivery of treatment serums through the skin and into the dermis where fibroblasts are directly stimulated. As we age, our body naturally produces less collagen. This micro-needling procedure jump starts the production of collagen and elastin which promotes younger, healthier and rejuvenated skin.
What are the benefits of micro-needling?
This skin treatment works well for most people and can be used on a wide range of skin tones, even those darker skin types that don’t respond well to laser. It is a treatment with very few risks and complications, and is gentle enough to perform every 3-4 weeks. Benefits include:
- Quick and economical procedure
- Little to no discomfort, especially when topical numbing cream is used
- Little recovery time
- Suitable for all skin types and skin tones
- Chemical free
- Harnesses your body’s natural healing ability
- Can be used on any part of the body
- Better absorption of topical treatments
- Enhances skin texture and tone
At Elysium we also like to combine other treatments with micro-needling such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), LED Low Level Light therapy, infusions of Vitamin C and B3, and even chemical peels.
Does micro-needling hurt?
DermaPen is the most advanced skin needling device on the market and utilizes ultra fine, ultra sharp surgical grade needles combined with patented technology. Most patients experience a mild discomfort during the procedure, a feeling like your skin is being brushed with a rough toothbrush. Many patients tolerate micro-needling without any prior treatment, however, we do use numbing cream regularly to reduce the sensation. Other skin needling devices are known to be more painful. There is no pain after the treatment, just a feeling of warmth. Your face will look pink, like a mild to moderate sunburn, and there is mild swelling which may not even be noticeable. These minor effects will settle over 24-48 hours.
Micro-needling near me?
Elysium Skin Centre is centrally located at Royal Brisbane Place, Herston. We are Brisbane’s premier skin clinic near you. We take the time to listen to your concerns, formulate a bespoke treatment plan, and also focus on aftercare so you will achieve the best possible results for your skin. Call us on 07 3214 1400 to book an appointment.