Microneedling

At The Laser Beautique we perform micro-needling treatments using a Dermaroller or Dermapen. This is a professional facial procedure is performed by our Advanced Skin Care Specialist to achieve immediate and visible skin rejuvenation and renewal with long lasting effects.

This specialised rejuvenation treatment, designed for a wide range of skin conditions including sun damaged skin, lines and wrinkles, uneven texture and superficial acne scarring. The microneedling treatment stimulates collagen remodelling, improving restoration of volume and plumpness in the skin as well as treats large pores.

A course of 4-12 treatments is recommended for optimal results, depending on the condition on ones skin. A derma-roller or pen is used after one applies numbing gel. After the aesthetician has rolled or treated with the dermapen, Trans Dermal Solutions (TDS), ampules or specialised serums are applied, the skin soaks up the ampules or serums to give our clients results that are long lasting and natural.

Micro-Needling also known as Skin Needling, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI), Dermapen or Derma-rolling is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for facial rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury.

There are various skin needling devices including Derma-roller, Dermapen, Derma-Stamps and radial discs which incorporate fine microneedles of various diameter and length. The needles are up to 3 mm in length/depth.

Professional skin needling is considered to be one of the safest skin treatment procedures. Although needles are used, Micro-needling is a virtually pain-free process. There is almost 15 years of reasonable science and research behind this technique.

As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to remould the skin by activating the body’s wound healing cascade (homeostasis-inflammation-proliferation-tissue remodelling) as well as allows ingredients to penetrate better and improve the look and feel of skin over time.

The micro injuries trigger the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed. This neovascularisation and neocollagenesis following treatment leads to improvement in skin texture, firmness and hydration, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.

With the right roller/pen and transdermal solution it will be effective on most areas of the body.

Dermarollers resemble small paint rollers you would use to get into tight spots. They act as miniature aerators, like something you’d use on your lawn. They have a round, rotating cylinder with at least 200 tiny needles protruding from it, and a handle for moving it around your face. And that’s exactly what you’re supposed to do with it: You roll this quasi-aerator over your skin with some amount of pressure, puncturing hundreds of tiny holes along the way.

Dermapens look exactly like a pen, with a circular head studded with tiny needles. The head and needles are motorized. The motor-driven needles move in and out of the skin in a stamping motion, piercing it with thousands of tiny punctures.

Dermastamps resemble Dermapens but have a larger head with more needles protruding from the device. Dermastamps may be motorized or manual, and work exactly as the name implies: Rather than rolling needles over the skin or being moved over skin by a motor, you stamp the needles into skin. It’s a bit like a tattooing machine, but with many needles puncturing skin all at once rather than a single needle (and obviously minus the ink deposit).

Clients skin will be prepared for a minimum of two weeks with homecare to enhance collagen induction.
6-12 Microneedling treatments are required to obtain best results. We recommend weekly treatments for the first month and in the second month, a treatment every 15 days.

Roller R690
Eyes (Pen) R650
Neck (Pen) R800
Full Face & Neck (Pen) R2,000
Full Face Nimue/RegimA (Roller) R920
Mouth (Pen) R650
Full Face (Pen) R1,500
Spot/Body Treatments (Pen) POA

 

Before and After

Frequently asked Questions

The microneedling technique is done very superficially and can be done at 2-4 week intervals. It is not medical depth dermal needling that draws blood.

Microneedling is a highly specialised professional facial treatment procedure performed by a certified skin treatment professional to achieve visible skin rejuvenation with long lasting effects.

A unique roller is applied to the skin that is ideal for non-surgical and non-ablative treatment of various skin conditions such as ageing and pigmentation. It involves prickling the skin multiple times by rolling  a specially designed CE approved device with needles on a drum to induce regeneration via the wound healing cascade.

Microneedling achieves results through increased quantities of cell nutrients introduced via cosmeceutical solutions to the skin through the available channels, thus optimising cell function. This allows for much better penetration than with a topical application thus improving the natural stimulation of collagen. In addition, injury to the keratinocytes promotes epidermal growth factors and increases cell turnover.

Microneedling is the only skin rejuvenation treatment that maximises penetration of essential cell nutrients and maximises release of growth factors. It is a highly effective skin rejuvenation option as it targets 3 key cells in the rejuvenation process ie keratinocytes, melanocytes and fibroblasts whilst preserving the integrity of the epidermis. It eliminates the risk of melanocyte heat injury and actually optimises cell function, making it the ideal treatment for all skin conditions.

• Advanced training and evaluation of skin treatment professionals who perform microneedling treatments and accreditation of treatment centres
• Strict professional treatment protocols to ensure hygiene, safety and efficacy
• Contractual agreement between supplier and salon to adhere to all protocol
• Informed consent signed by each client undergoing microneedling treatment
• Thorough consultation procedure ensures client suitability for treatment
• treatment records are kept to ensure correct parameters are followed
• All materials and products are supplied by Skin Technology International to ensure safety and efficacy
• Nimue and Regima support products for homecare provided in a complete system to ensure optimum results

Micro-inury to the keratinocytes leads to release of several growth factors that leads to epidermal thickening and upregulation of cell function. Cellular communication between keratinocytes and melanocytes is improved which results in better distribution of melanin pigment. Increased delivery of the right ingredients to the depth of the keratinocytes and melanocytes.

In the clinical trials in our in-house salon, as well as trials performed by the roller supplier, we found that microneedling treatments performed on a weekly basis with the 192 needle roller, produces better results than the previously used DTS 540 needle rollers.

Using a roller with 500+ needles, the needles are placed closer together, resulting in a more superficial treatment as the needles roll over the skin. With 192 needles spaced further apart, the needles have a larger surface area to roll over on the skin and the needles penetrate deeper [more ‘wounding’]

for more effective penetration of the transdermal solutions via the micro channels, culminating in better results which is our ultimate goal.