Dermal Needling with Dermapen

Dermal Needling

Dermal Needling with Dermapen™ @ The Skin Clinic Fremantle

Dermal needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, involves piercing the skin with superficial ultra-thin needles to stimulate natural collagen reproduction, whilst allowing fine channels to be created in the skin.

The channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients, allowing for treatment delivery deep into the skin to feed the underlying cells found in the dermis and basal layer. This increased absorption of active ingredients into the skin stimulates repair and enhances the natural healing process that is initiated by the micro-trauma of the needles. Natural growth factors are produced by the skin, resulting in increased production of collagen and elastin, which continues for several months, such that the results improve as time goes by.

Benefits of Dermal Needling

  • Tightens, lifts and rejuvenates skin
  • Reduces acne scars, surgical scars and other scarring
  • Improves wrinkles and fine lines
  • Minimises pore size
  • Improves stretch marks
  • Virtually painless with little to no downtime

Dermal needling promotes scar-less healing and natural collagen reproduction, similar to fractional laser treatments, IPL, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels, but with fewer side effects and downtime.

Dermapen™ is much safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin micro needling rollers, because of its unique vertical micro needling technology.

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The internal motor of the Dermapen™, powered with revolutionary AOVN™ technology, causes the needles in the Dermapen™ tip to oscillate at a rate of close to 110 revolutions per second.

When the needle tip makes contact with the skin, the needles create tiny puncture in the skin’s surface, causing micro-trauma, and inducing an immune response, and subsequently, the creation of new healthy collagen. The punctures also act as micro-channels that carry topical nutrients used during the treatment deep into skin layers for an increased effect. Because the needles oscillate as quickly as they do, the tip of the Dermapen™ easily *glides* across the skin, without catching or causing any dermal tearing, reducing pain and patient downtime.


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The Dermapen™ takes all the advantages of older devices, leaving behind any shortcomings, and incorporates it all into an automated device that is able to produce over 1,300 micro holes in the skin per second, making the Dermapen™ more effective than dermal rollers, dermal stamps, and various other automated needling devices.

Dermapen™ can effectively treat hard-to-reach places (e.g. around the eyes, nose, and lips). Because of the vertical delivery, the needles can easily penetrate scar tissue.

The mechanism of injury is a natural process, which makes Dermapen™ a holistic approach to skin therapy.

All Dermal Therapists at The Skin Clinic Fremantle have certified advanced training in Dermal Needling, as in order to achieve optimum results it is important to understand the science behind the process and to be able to modify treatment plans for a patient’s specific needs.


 Dermal Needling | FAQ’s about Dermapen™

As a general guide:

  • Rejuvenation: 3-4 treatments 4 weeks apart
  • Acne scarring: 4-6 treatments 6 weeks apart
  • Stretch marks: Up to 10 treatments 4-6 weeks apart

The best results are seen when the skin is prepared correctly prior to the treatment. We routinely recommend a pre-treatment home care skin regime incorporating various vitamins and active cosmeceutical ingredients to allow the skin’s strength to build up for 1-3 weeks prior to your treatment, and for 6 weeks afterwards. This advice is tailored to your particular circumstances at our initial Dermal Therapy consultation.

Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting, and more significant results will occur after 4-6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post-treatment care. Additional benefits can be seen when using our home-care dermal rolling system in conjunction with our clinic treatments.

For minimum needle depths Dermapen 3™ treatments are painless. For treatments over 0.5mm in depth, a local anaesthetic cream is applied before the treatment and ensures that the treatment is virtually pain-free.

Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment, although you will not be able to apply make-up until the following day.

It is recommended to leave at least 2 weeks after filler injections before having a medical dermal needling treatment. Alternatively, have your Dermapen™ treatment 1-2 days before having fillers injected.

How much does Dermal Needling (Collagen Induction Therapy) cost?

You can pay for your treatment with cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or zipPay.

Medical Skin NeedlingSingle treatmentSeries of 3
Full Face$350$945
Half Face$200$540
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