Skin Needling

Skin Needling

Skin needling is a minimally-invasive way to rejuvenate your skin using your body’s own natural healing processes. At CCM we use the Dermapen-4, which creates tiny needle holes into the dermal layer of the skin to induce a wound healing response. In doing so, it stimulates reorganization of old collagen fibres and laying down of new collagen, elastin, and capillaries. Dermapen treatments can be effective for many conditions including pigmentation, reduction of fine lines, acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and more. It is safe, effective and suitable for most skin types. Prices start at $250 for a half face, and a series of treatments is recommended for best results.

What to expect?

  • Downtime:Mild redness for 24 hours. Slight roughness in texture of the skin for 5 days
  • Pain: mild
  • Treatment time: 30mins

Whats is Dermapen-4?

The Dermapen-4 delivers the ultimate in advanced and innovative micro-needling. It is designed to create a safe healing response within the body to ignite natural collagen and elastin production within the skin. The Dermapen-4 is the only micro-needling device with a dedicated scar setting for revision of deep, atrophic scars; including surgical, burn contracture, striae and post-acne scars.


An anaesthetic cream will be applied 30 minutes before the treatment to minimise discomfort. The Dermapen penetrates the top layer of skin with micro-needles to create pin-point injuries in the deeper layers. This then triggers the body’s natural wound healing response, which stimulates new collagen and elastin formulation. Results are best seen with a series of treatments and continue to improve for up to 3 months.

What part of the body?

Skin needling is generally performed on the face, neck and decolletage for rejuvenation, and can be performed on most areas of the body for scarring.


  • Skin tightening and rejuvenation
  • Natural collagen production
  • Improvement of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduction of pigmentation and sun damage
  • Improvement of stretch marks
  • Improvement of acne scars, surgical scars and wound healing
  • Reduction in pore size

Possible side effects

Redness, minor swelling, and skin sensitivity, which generally resolve within 24 hours.

You’ll notice your skin feels a little rougher for about 5 days as there will be tiny crust formation from the needling.

Skin needling has the potential to trigger a recurrence of cold sores in those who are prone to outbreaks. You can buy famciclovir (Famvir) tablets from your pharmacy to reduce this risk.


After a skin needling treatment you will need to avoid:

  • Make-up for the remainder of that day
  • Vigorous exercise or excessive sweating for the first 24 hours
  • Scrubs, exfoliants and ‘active’ skin care products (e.g. retinol) for 3-5 days
  • Direct sun exposure for two weeks

Book a complimentary consultation today

For more information about Dermapen-4 Skin Needling treatment, book an appointment at Charlestown Cosmetic Medicine for a complimentary consultation with our cosmetic nurse.

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