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Microneedling or micro-needling is a process that involves using needles to puncture hundreds of tiny holes in the skin 
Fans of the microneedle claim it treats everything from wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and dull skin to issues such as scars, stretch marks, and cellulite – although results are still dubious on that last one.

However, in a 2009 study, 37 patients underwent microneedling procedures to treat atrophic facial scars (those sunken scars that result from acne, chicken pox, etc.).
 

After several professional treatments, over 80% of the patients saw a reduction in scarring and rated their treatment as “excellent”.

Microneedling and Dermarolling
What could be the benefits of microneedling?


Microneedling, also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), involves using a tool called a dermapen, or hydra 20 device, with tiny needles at the end that make little holes or needle pricks in the top layers of skin.

Another method of microneedling uses a dermaroller which looks like a miniature paint roller with lots of tiny needles that is gently rolled in different directions over the surface of skin to achieve the same effect.

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The purpose of this procedure is twofold:

1. The little holes from the needles create “micro channels” that allow skincare products, such as potent serums, to penetrate and absorb into the deeper layers of skin to deliver more powerful results.

2. These tiny pinpricks act as a bunch of mini injuries which kick skin into healing mode and stimulates collagen and elastin production. This process plumps skin and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and pores.

The whole process takes around 20-30 minutes and, while it involves needles in your face, the process is apparently fairly painless.

You can expect some redness for up to a couple days afterward as a result of all the skin stimulation, but it subsides quickly as the healing begins and the results of more glowing, supple skin start to show.

To get truly effective results, you’ll need more than one treatment to continually build collagen and elastin.

Are there any risks to microneedling or dermarolling?
Infection
The biggest no-no is using the microneedle on active acne because you run the risk of infection. Avoid blemished areas during microneedling or wait until pimples are gone before undergoing the process.

Skin Reaction
Experts agree that you should not get the procedure done on skin that is inflamed, irritated, if you have rosacea, or are currently experiencing eczema.
Since microneedling can cause your skin to absorb skincare products more deeply, there’s a chance it could react to ingredients differently and become irritated.
You also want to be careful about using products not formulated for use with microneedling.


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HYDRA NEEDLE 20 MICRO NEEDLE INFUSION

R400 IN-SALON TREATMENT(1st session)

R200 (2nd + sessions 1 x per month)

R320 (2nd + sessions 2 x per month)

 

R650 HOME-USE & SELF-APPLICATION PACKAGE

The client can purchase this package for use at home on a daily or weekly basis. This package costs are from the Hydra 20 device as well as the serum.  The serum will be according to your problem area.

The use of this device is less painful than a dermaroller and it allows the penetration of products you use on your face.

Gently tap on the face, especially around the eyes to allow the serum to take effect within the skin.

Stimulates skin cell to induce collagen production for skin regeneration.

Suitable for daily use, or every other day.

Can be used on thin skin.

Can be used to reduce big pores, oily skin and smoothes skin texture

Can be used on all areas of the face, neck and body

Please note this is not a quick fix.  

  • My client (below) came to me for the 1st treatment and demonstration and has been doing it herself consistently. She purchased the home kit package.  
  • You can see her perserverance is paying off and her pigmentation is decreasing over time.  
  • She has been using the device for about 3 months.
  • This is a great alternative if you cannot afford expensive laser or peels.

 

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BEFORE 1ST TREATMENT              AFTER                   

2ND MONTH

3RD MONTH

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DERMAPEN SESSION

COST

FACE 

R550

FACE & NECK

R700

STOMACH STRETCH MARKS & SKIN TIGHTENING (SAME AREA)

R600

SCAR TREATMENT

R120 per 10cm scar

CELLULITE & STRETCH MARKS (SAME AREA)

R450 small area

R950 large area

  1. DermaPen is a skin micro-needling treatment with minimum downtime which promotes scarless healing and natural collagen production in the skin to improve the appearance of scars, acne scarring, stretch marks, wrinkles, pigmentation and rejuvenate the skin.
  2. The Dermapen creates “micro injuries”, which in turn cause the skin to repair itself. In other words it triggers the formation of new collagen and elastin, resulting in plumper, smoother skin.
  3. Numbing cream is applied to the area prior to the treatment.
  4. The treatment is done with various serum's according to your skin's needs.
  5. After the treatment your skin will look red, or sensitive skin can look like sunburn, and it can feel sensitive as well.  The skin must be covered with sunblock. After 24 hours you should see an improvement in the redness & sensitivity. After a few days you can also have peeling in the area but after this you are left with a beautiful new skin
  6. Clients can apply make-up or concealer.
  7. Ideally you should have a treatment once every 2-3 months.
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