Medical Skin Needling Perth with a DermaPen

If you have been wondering about this craze called skin needling in Perth, this quick guide will help you understand why so many people are taking advantage of this new – (and old!) – skin treatment that helps your skin look amazing! (**BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES BELOW.)

If you are in the Perth area, you are in luck… Skin Needling and rejuvenation is what we specialize in.

As you are about to see, not all skin needling is created equal…

So why did I say new and old?

I said old because humans’ bodies have been repairing themselves automatically since the beginning of time for survival.

I said new because skin needling uses incredibly fine and precise needle punctures to “trick” your body into thinking it has been injured so it begins healing itself.

The result is beautiful, smooth skin with minimal fuss not previously thought possible without expensive and invasive procedures.

Skin needling is a process that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin under your skin. “Medical Skin Needling” is a marketing term that differentiates the type of equipment used. The devices are more penetrating and effective vs home kits and should only be operated by trained professionals. A Dermapen is a state-of-the-art skin needling device that performs world-class medical skin needling.

(More about the Dermapen later).

Any needle longer than .5 mm can be considered part of the medical skin needling category. These longer needles penetrate to a deeper skin layer and best practice is to keep a sterile field with the skin and needling device.

Please note: Only people that have been properly trained should perform any type of medical skin needling.
Keeping a sterile field is important

*** When you see me, please know I am a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience.

Sounds simple enough- right?

I hope when you’re done reading this you know enough to make your own informed skin treatment decisions and choose what you feel will give you the best results.

Skin Needling Before and After

Before you invest your time reading more, you probably want to know does skin needling really work?

Here are some Dermapen skin needling before and after photos.
While I think these skin needling results are amazing… I’ll leave you to decide!

Take note of the various skin conditions this helps by removing superficial layers and helping the underlying structure by increasing elastic fibres production.

You will see it also helps clean out your pores by shrinking them!

DermaPen Acne and Acne Scars Before and After

The skin needling benefits for acne and acne scars are evident in these pictures. 

The DermaPen adjustable depth control helps to rejuvenate skin without going deeply through the dermal layer of skin cells.

a face with acne before skin needling treatment
face without acne after skin needling treatment
DermaPen Results For Hyperpigmentation

The skin needling for pigmentation before and after can be seen here. 

The DermaPen’s action helps the skin to deal with excess pigmentation by avoiding excessive damage to the subdermal layer.

someone's face with hyperpigmentation before skin needling
demonstrates a face without hyperpigmentation as a result of skin needling
DermaPen Micro Needling Stretch Marks

The skin needling stretch marks before and after photos can be seen here. 

The DermaPen’s ability to rapidly create micropunctures aids the skin in reforming its elasticity and fades/rids stretch marks.

shows a stomach with distinct stretch marks before a skin needling treatment
shows a stomach with little to no stretch marks after a skin needling appointment
DermaPen Needling on Face Scars

The micro needling for face scars before and after can be seen here. 

The DermaPen vertical needle movement breaks up fibrotic scar tissue so your body can re-heal itself under less traumatic conditions.

a face that has evident scarring before being treated with skin needles
a face showing much less evident scarring as a result of skin needling
DermaPen Skin Needling Wrinkles and Sun Damage

The skin needling results for wrinkles and sun damage, common in Perth, can be seen here. 

The DermaPen’s ability to encourage skin cell regeneration and collagen and elastin production is world-class.

shows wrinkled and sun damaged skin before dermapen treatment
shows a large reduction and elimination of wrinkles and sundamage after dermapen skin needling treatment

Various parts of the world call this SAME treatment different things. The most common term in Perth, Western Australia is Skin Needling.

Add to the drama: service providers and marketers trying to appear radically different so they make up their own terms.

Let’s clear something up right now…

Other than the term “medical skin needling” referring to the length of the needle and trained staff to use them… skin needling, micro needling, Skinneedling (as one word), microneedling (as one word), and collagen induction therapy (CIT) are all the same thing.

a dermal roller for micro needlingDerma-Rolling or Dermal Rolling is simply a particular way of skin needling (with a roller that has needles on it).

Face needling is just skin-needling on your face! Have you heard about the Kardashian “micro needling vampire facial” that is simply a face needling procedure with some extra treatment afterward?

So, while the terms all mean the same thing, there are MANY differences in the service and product delivered…

a dermapen 4 skin needle device found in Refresh Face and Skin RejuvenationSome salons and spas use different types of skin needling equipment. Some treatments require numbing cream because they cause so much pain… Hint: When you come to me, you will experience state-of-the-art equipment that doesn’t require numbing.

Some places may lead with a low price for collagen induction therapy to get you in the door knowing that if you don’t buy their upsell you may end up with an uneven appearance. I don’t do that as you will find out later when you see my pricing model.

So while the big-picture theory (pricking the skin so it heals) is the same – the techniques, methods, equipment, and practitioners vary widely.

Here are some more things to consider…

Skin needling or collagen induction therapy is a popular cosmetic procedure that involves very tiny needles (microneedles!) that are .2mm up to 2.5mm – 3mm in length pricking your outer layer of the skin just enough so your body thinks it has experienced a slight injury, but not enough to actually cause severe bleeding or permanent damage.

Think about how small a millimeter is. And then consider the deepest a professional skin needle goes is 2 ½ mm.

Your body responds to this “damage” the same way it used to heal a cut when you were a child.

It begins the process of skin regeneration and produces fresh collagen and elastin. This means on the surface you get rid of superficial layers of dead skin cells, and at a deeper layer collagen and elastin production results in firmer smoother skin.

Collagen and elastin are key components that make your skin firm and smooth. These are the elastic fibers that hold your skin in place and provide contour changes that give your face its youthful look.

As you get older, the loss of collagen and elastin is what makes your skin sag and fine lines and deep wrinkles set in.

What is microneedling good for in Perth?

Australia is a beautiful place to live, and Perth is simply stunning.
However, the strong sun, dry air, sand, dust, and the overall environment take its toll on your skin.

Knowing what happens under your skin as you age and live here in Perth can help you understand why and how skin needling beauty treatments result in rejuvenated skin regeneration with minimal (if any) downtime.

Leighton Beach demonstrates Perth's outdoor lifestyle and harsh sunThe outdoor lifestyle and exposure to sunlight with a high UV index breaks down the collagen and elastin of your skin. This causes premature aging and accents wrinkles and scars as well as other flaws in your skin that are caused by loss of volume.

In addition to Perth’s strong sun taking its toll on your skin, after the age of 20, the dermis layer of your skin produces 10% less collagen every 10 years. This is a compounding effect, meaning the decrease accelerates as you get older.

Also in your 20s, your skins exfoliation process decreases by about one third… Meaning your superficial layers of dead skin cells aren’t getting replaced as often. In other words, your skin begins to lose its youthful “glow”.

In your 30s, you produce less collagen and less new skin cells. This results in the outer layer of your skin – the epidermis – becoming drier and your skin begins to look dull and thin. This begins the onset of fine lines, and acne scars from your youth may deepen.

In your 40s collagen production begins to stagnate. Remaining collagen and elastin fibers become thicker and less tight. Those fibers eventually break and with less collagen production to replace and repair them your skin visibly begins wrinkling and sagging. At this stage, there may be fine lines you become used to seeing as well as some deep-set wrinkles.

In your 50s the sebaceous glands that produce oil and keep your skin smooth and supple have shrunk in size resulting in skin that is very dry and may be easily bruised. For women, menopause delivers (another wonderful gift!) of reduced estrogen levels meaning skin that is less toned and – yes, it’s possible – even drier. This results in a visibly accelerating aging process for your skin.

If you’ve had children or lost a large amount of weight along the way, you may notice stretch marks that used to blend into your youthful skin start to contrast and stand out noticeably more.

In short, the fibers that held your skin firmly and tightly in place – the collagen and elastin – have broken down and are in desperate need of repair and replacement.

This is why skin needling, or microneedling, is also known as collagen induction therapy.

Very simply, this miraculous skincare procedure gets your body to start producing lots (and lots!) of new collagen precisely where you need it.

3 Minute Video Explaining Your Skin's Aging Process

This video is about getting older, environmental factors and how they affect and age our skin.

The video is several years old, before “HD”, so it may be a little grainy by today’s standards

However, it does an excellent job reinforcing why collagen and elastin production is so important for your skin in Perth. Worth Watching…

Skin needling in Perth is usually performed to:
  • Address fine lines
  • Fade deep-set wrinkles
  • Shrink enlarged pores so you minimise the chance of skin infections and blemishes
  • Even skin tone and pigmentation
  • Encourage new skin regeneration
  • Increase collagen and elastin production resulting in a firmer, tighter, more youthful appearance
  • Reduce and in some cases virtually eliminate acne scars and chickenpox scars
  • Decrease or nearly eliminate the severity of stretch marks, and surgical or trauma scarring
  • Smooth under-eye bags
  • Repair UV sun-damaged skin
  • Provide a “nonsurgical facelift”
  • Smooth and refine crows feet and lip lines
  • Reduce the severity of rosacea by firming and plumping the skin
  • Create micro channels that increase the absorption and effectiveness of skin care products

Asking if skin needling hurts is tricky to answer directly with a yes or no… It depends on a few things.

Some places that use an older style of skin needling have to apply numbing cream first.
So in that instance – using derma rollers – it hurts without the numbing cream. 

And there are some reports this style of micro-needling hurts even WITH the numbing cream.

However, there is good news!
At my clinic in Applecross, I use a Skin Needling DermaPen 4.
This state-of-the-art device means pain-free micro needling… no numbing cream is required.

The action of DermaPen’s vertical needles happens at a frequency of 90 Hz which is optimal for blocking pain… similar to a TENS device used in physical therapy.

The treatment can be uncomfortable at times but never crosses the threshold of being painful.

As a matter of fact, there are times when I and other clients find certain areas of our face and neck ticklish and actually laugh out loud during the microneedling session!

After your collagen induction therapy treatment is over, your skin will feel tender for the next 12-24 hours as if you have a mild sunburn. 

Even at this stage, (with your skin healing and producing all that new collagen and elastin!) it doesn’t hurt.

a dermapen 4 skin needle device found in Refresh Face and Skin RejuvenationDerma pen skin needling is microneedling using an ultramodern device that has been consistently improved over time to be more and more effective to achieve the desired result people are looking for with collagen induction therapy.

Regardless of skin type, DermaPen’s advanced skin needling innovations let me quickly customize your procedure to deliver wonderful results – even after one session.

A DermaPen skin needling machine is a micro needling device that resembles a fat pen.

The key advantages you have when you have DermaPen micro needle skin therapy are:

  • It operates at a frequency that doesn’t cause pain.
  • It has precise depth control so the deeper layer of your dermis is stimulated to provide optimal results.
  • It is small and versatile enough to address upper lip wrinkles and under eye wrinkles.

What else is so special about a DermaPen skin needling treatment?

  • DermaPen micro skin needling gives you plump, fresh skin with no pain, very minimal discomfort, and practically no downtime – go back to work immediately following your session!
  • The “tip” of the DermaPen is a cartridge of disposable needles that are used only for your session and then thrown away. This eliminates the risk of cross-contamination.
  • The needle depth is adjustable “on-the-fly” resulting in a fast treatment that is customized for different areas of your skin.
  • Its compact design means it can treat the nose eyes and lips resulting in a more rejuvenated and youthful look for you.
  • The needles are injected vertically about 30 times per second as the DermaPen moves. This means the micro punctures barely have time to register any discomfort in one area before another area is being treated.
  • Another benefit of the controlled and consistent high-speed treatment is that it yields fantastic results.
1 Minute Video Showing DermaPen

This is one of the original videos showing one of the earlier-generation DermaPens to clinicians.

It shows some of the key features that differentiate DermaPen vs a dermal roller and in particular the difference in how micropunctures are created in your skin.

Definitely worth the 60 second viewing!


Skin Needling Cost in Perth

My Applecross Skin Clinic just might surprise you with our skin needling session cost!

This is the single treatment out of all my services that I have seen improve young (and older) women’s confidence after one visit.
The effects are quick acting and long lasting – it’s YOUR OWN BODY healing and rejuvenating itself. 

Because it is so valuableother clinics are charging for it.
I am lucky that my clinic is just me – I don’t have high overheads or staff to worry about.

And because YOU are my best advertisement for new clients, I make sure you leave happy and getting results that count.

If you look around, you will see that some places provide a cost for the face and a separate cost for the neck.
I don’t think there is any sense walking around with a beautiful face and then having a neck that looks like wrinkly plucked chicken skin.

(And to be transparent – I don’t want anyone to see your beautiful face, then see a neck that doesn’t match and blame that on me 🙂 ).

When you come to my clinic, your micro needling will be performed with a DermaPen 4; and of course, your face AND neck are included in my price.

Your investment is $319 for a single session or $239.25 per session if you pre-pay a block of 4 beauty treatments ($957).

*LIMITED TIME BONUS if you want maximum results – to make sure your skin looks its absolute best,
if you prepay a block of 4 skin needling sessions you will also receive 4 peels (normally $110 each) at no additional charge.

That means you will get 4 Medical Skin Needling Sessions on your Face AND Neck with a DermaPen 4
4 Bonus Skin Peels
All performed by me – A Registered Nurse for over 20 years…
This is a total skin care value of $1,716
but for a limited time, you can save $759 and receive
4 Medical Skin Needling Sessions on your Face AND Neck with a DermaPen 4
4 Bonus Skin Peels
only $957.

if you want to try a single session and skip the Bonus Skin Peels and volume purchase saving –
it’s just $319 for a single skin needling DermaPen session.

Either option, you are going to LOVE what you feel and see!

Related Questions

How many skin needling treatments do you need?
Improvement is usually noticeable after a single session, but in general, a minimum of 3 (even more noticeably 4) facial treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart produce a wonderful result!

How long does needling take to heal?
The redness when you leave your session generally disappears same day/overnight (12-24 hours).
You can return to your normal skin care routine in 3-5 days.

When do you see skin needling results?
You will feel a definite change in your skin the next day and the following few days.
Visible results generally occur 3 to 4 weeks following your microneedle skin therapy session.

For more Collagen Induction Therapy information, please read my article Does Skin Needling really work?

Call and book your Skin Needling appointment today!