Medical skin needling, or ‘microneedling’, aims to restore the skin’s healthy appearance by stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin in the deep, dermal layer, while bypassing the epidermis.
Microneedling in Perth
Microneedling is a relatively new treatment gaining increasing popularity. The procedure is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage. It works by bypassing the epidermis to reach the dermis, where new collagen and elastin are produced.
A vertical microneedling pen – we use a Dermapen – is gently rolled over the skin to create controlled ‘micro-injuries’ in the dermis, triggering the healing and repair process. The thousands of miniscule pin prick wounds in the targeted skin tissue result in new collagen and elastin being laid down in the skin’s upper dermal layer. A single microneedle injury would not trigger noticeable collagen formation, but collectively, thousands of minute injuries can produce collagen layers on a scale similar to laser therapies.
Safe and virtually pain-free, microneedling is used to treat:
- Wrinkles and lines
- Lack of skin firmness and elasticity
- Acne and chicken pox scars
- Enlarged or open pores and blackheads
- Sun damage
- Under-eye bags
- Stretch marks
Book a Free Consultation
To find out if Perth skin needling can help you, the first step is to book a free consultation with one of our dermal therapists.
At Assure Cosmetic Centre, you are in the care of an expert medical team. You will always feel informed, comfortable and confident.
Frequently Asked Questions
Medical Skin Needling
Microneedling is one of the few facial therapies suitable for all skin types and is safe enough to treat the fragile skin around the eyes, mouth and on the neck.
Advantages of medical skin needling over other skin therapies:
- Suitable for all skin types
- Suitable for thin skin
- Short healing time
- Minimal downtime (48 hours maximum)
- Little or no discomfort post-treatment
- Cost-effective alternative to laser treatments
- Painless (topical anaesthetics will be used)
- Minimal or no risks or side effects
To find out if medical skin needling can help you, book a free consultation with our dermal therapists.
At Assure, we use medical skin needling with great success to treat ageing skin, acne scarring, reduction of blackheads and open pores, and pigmentation. It is safe to have all year round.
At the deep, dermal level, skin needling dramatically increases the absorption of topical treatments such as serums. This has the potential to make topical products both more effective and more affordable, in addition to reducing the appearance of wrinkles and scars and independently stimulating new collagen production.
After a Perth microneedling procedure, skin may appear red and flushed, similar to mild sunburn, but this fades within hours and is usually completely healed within 48 hours. Some mild flaking may be noticeable during this 48 hours.
By only pin pricking the dermis, skin needling does not involve the removal of the healthy epidermis, unlike other resurfacing treatments. Healing time is rapid and pain is minimal. A topical anaesthetic is applied before the procedure to numb the skin, which limits discomfort during the procedure.
A microneedling treatment takes approximately 90 minutes. You may choose to have a single treatment, although we do recommend a course of 3-6 treatments at intervals of 6-8 weeks to achieve optimum results. While great improvements can be seen after a single treatment, consecutive treatments will produce new collagen progressively until indented scars and deep lines are filled.
Your initial consultation with our dermal therapist is completely free of charge and without obligation. If you decide to go ahead, the cost of medical skin needling depends on the area being treated. We also offer discounted pricing for a treatment series. Please click here to see our full price list or contact us to book your free consultation.