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How to care for your skin after a Dermal Pen Treatment

  Skin Needling is an advanced skin, body and hair rejuvenation treatment which involves a number of micro needles that penetrate the skin to trigger a natural healing response that promotes the natural production of collagen and elastin for healthier, younger-looking skin.  

Using no chemicals, Skin Needling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is highly effective at reducing acne scarring, body scarring, hair thinning, fine lines and skin texture. The underlying action of this treatment is to stimulate a natural reaction in your skin or hair follicles to produce more of its own collagen and elastin. As well as releasing growth factors to start a rejuvenative process.  

How does it work?

Our highly qualified skin therapist uses a micro-needling pen that contains ultra-fine needles. When the pen passes over the skin, the needles create micro wounds in the skin to trigger a natural healing response. Using a cosmetic micro-needling device allows us more control in those hard to reach areas like under the eye, nose and around the lips.  

How to care for your skin after Dermal Pen Treatment?  

Avoid products that may irritate your skin!

For the first 3 days your skin may feel a little more sensitive than usual. This means avoiding any harsh chemicals is imperative to achieve optimal results. We recommend speaking to your professional Skin Therapist about what’s right for you.   No products containing alcohol, artificial colours and fragrances . No skin bleaching products (including Hydroquinone). Do not wash hair for 24 hours post treatment (hair rejuvenation clients only).  

Don’t pick at your skin!

3-5 days after the treatment you may notice that yours skin feels dry and flaky, this is a completely normal part of the process as a new layer of skin is produced and the old skin begins peeling off. Avoid picking at the skin and apply moisturizer to your skin twice daily and use a gentle cleanser to keep your skin clean and soothe any resultant dry skin and flakiness.  

Stay sun safe!

No sun exposure for at least 48 hours.  Your skin will be more sensitive to sun post treatment, so it is important to apply an SPF50+ sunscreen and wear a hat if you’re going to be outside.   

Don’t get physical for 24 hours!

Stay away from the gym for a while after treatment, excessive sweating may allow bacteria to penetrate the skin which may lead to extended redness or infection. No swimming pools or saunas for 48 hours after treatments too.    

What can I expect post-treatment?

The effects of Skin Needling are wide-ranging. First and foremost, it will dramatically boost collagen production. Skin needling is a natural way to induce collagen and elastin production for all skin types. Micro needling encourages cell renewal and repairs damaged skin caused by acne scarring, pigment or ageing skin. This treatment will promote healthy skin elasticity and strength while encouraging healthy and consistent oil flow leading to smoother skin.  

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