Medical Needling

At The Laser Beautique we offer Scar Repair which is done with a procedure called paramedical needling by a reputable specialist. Our specialists offer consultations where she will advise and explain what is involved and what can be expected when receiving this treatment.

The process of medical needling creates numerous micro-channels on the treated area to activate the bodies wound healing process. When the skin heals itself collagen is produced to fill in the channels of scars naturally. It’s a natural skin rejuvenation method that fill and softens scars.

At The Laser Beautique we offer Scar Repair which is done with a procedure called paramedical needling by a reputable specialist. Our specialists offer consultations where she will advise and explain what is involved and what can be expected when receiving this treatment.

A scar can be categorised as either Hypertrophic or Keloid. The specialist will be able to assess the type of scar during a consultation.

A Hypertrophic scar is a raised scar that can appear as shiny, smooth or rough. Atrophic is a concave or depressed scar. Both these scars respond well to the scar revision procedure.

A Keloid is large, bulky and puffy in appearance and it tends to grow/stretch over time. This procedure is NOT suitable for treatment of keloids, we advise that you seek treatment from a plastic surgeon.

A scar caused by a burn can take up to two years to heal, it can only be treated after this time. It appears as irregular-textured skin, with an appearance of ropes under the skin distinguished by craters.

Paramedical needling is an advanced treatment that uses a coil tattooing machine that penetrates the skin at a depth of 0.2mm – 1mm, which only treats the epidermis and part of the reticular layer in the dermis which allows regeneration of the tissue to occur.

The process of medical needling creates numerous micro-channels on the treated area to activate the bodies wound healing process. When the skin heals itself collagen is produced to fill in the channels of scars naturally. It’s a natural skin rejuvenation method that fill and softens scars.

Scar repair (per session, per hour) R2,100
Stretch Mark Repair (per session, per hour) R2,100
Wrinkle Repair (per session, per hour) R2,100

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The epidermis stays intact
  • Healthy skin and blood vessels in between the wrinkles and scars are preserved
  • Less pigmentation changes
  • Fewer side effects
  • Fast healing and downtime
  • Ongoing treatments are possible, due to the cell regeneration
  • Able to treat close to the eye
  • A topical anaesthetic is applied to numb the treatment area, please inform the specialist if you have a heart condition as this is a contraindication to the treatment. Alternatively a letter from your GP should be provided to give the specialist consent to treat you.
  • Sterile needles are applied to the skin (0.2mm – 1mm) and only the top layers of epidermis is penetrated to create shallow micro-channels
  • Pin-point bleeding can be expected during the treatment, but stops quickly
  • The body’s naturally healing process is stimulated and collagen induction occurs

Needling is the stimulation of collagen production into the skin – these treatments cause a micro-injury’s to the skin and the body responds by sending blood to the area for healing (the blood contains growth factors) this process stimulates your fibroblasts (connective tissue that stimulates collagen and elastin fibres) as the skin heals the new collagen builds up the papillary dermis below the surface of the skin, thus allowing the scars to plump out naturally from the inside out.

  • Ice-pick scarring and deep wrinkles may require 4 – 6 sessions or more
  • Improvement on the treated areas will be seen within a few weeks of the treatment and inner healing of the skin continues for several months which allows for optimal results to be achieved. During the healing process the skin goes through changes where it smooths and tightens as collagen is produced in the area.
  • For a scar repair treatment the swelling is minimal. The superficial healing occurs within a few days after the treatment
  • Immediately after the treatment the area that was treated will be red and accompanied by swelling.
  • Scars will be red as if a scab has just been pulled off and a light scab will form on the treated areas
  • Redness lasts 2 -3 days, and by day 4 -5 they have a light pink appearance
  • During the first 3 – 7 day0s ointments such as Bactroban can be applied to the treated area
  • After 7 days, we recommend Nimue Multi-Rejuvenating serum or Nimue A.I serum, RegimA Scar Repair forte or Zone Pigment Perfector to be used to boost the Needling results.
  • The next treatment should be booked anywhere from 2 – 6 months apart to allow for complete healing and collagen induction to occur.