Dermapen Skin Needling

Skin Needling (also known as Dermapen treatment or Collagen Induction Therapy) uses many tiny needles to create controlled damage of the skin, which encourages the production of collagen and elastin by inducing a natural wound healing response.

This treatment is most commonly used for scar reduction treatments but is also great for general skin rejuvenation.

Average treatment time

45 minutes

Average down time

2 days

Best for treating

Acne scarring, trauma scars, rough & uneven skin texture, enlarged pores, fine lines & wrinkles, loss of firmness

Treatment cost


Dermapen Skin Needling
Frequently Asked Questions

Skin needling is a safe and effective non-surgical treatment for skin restoration that requires minimal downtime.

The penetration of sterile micro-needles creates controlled damage to the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing response which increases collagen and elastin production to restore the skin.

Prior to the skin needling treatment, a numbing cream will be applied at the treatment area to minimise any discomfort. The treatment itself involves a needling device being passed over the skin, with the sterilised single use needle tip vertically penetrating the skin at selected depths (between 0.5mm and 2.5mm).

There will be localised bleeding at the treatment site, however this is usually minimal and there is generally very little discomfort during the procedure.

Dermapen treatments may be enhanced by applying potent active ingredients (such as Vitamin C or Hyaluronic Acid) which will penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin or in combination with Platelet Rich Plasma.

Skin needling is an effective treatment that is particularly suited to treating acne scarring as well as addressing the early signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, skin tone and skin texture.

This is a suitable treatment for all skin types, including darker skin that is prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation with other treatment modalities.

This treatment is not recommended for those who are pregnant or nursing, have recently had cosmetic injections or who have active skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or rosacea.

Visible results will generally occur 4 – 6 weeks post-treatment. One treatment is enough for a noticeable improvement however the best results will be achieved with a series of 3 – 6 treatments spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart.

Immediately after a skin needling session, post-treatment products will be applied to the treated area to protect the skin from infection and to aid with the healing process.
After the treatment, you will experience moderate erythema (redness and inflammation), similar to having a moderate sunburn.

You may also notice skin tightness, stinging, itching, flaking or hives as well as sensitivity in the treatment area. These symptoms will usually subside over 2 – 5 days as the skin heals.

It is important to follow any after care instructions provided by the therapist to ensure the best results and to minimise the risk of infection or other complications.