Dermal Needling – what’s all the fuss about?
Dermal needling, even though it may not sound like it, is a skin friendly treatment.
At Shine we use the Dermastamp – an advanced medical skin-needling device that uses vertical needling technology. It is a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin. Our medical needling device is fully adjustable, meaning that we are able to change the depth that we are working on in the skin for each individual client or concern.
The gentle stimulus provided by Dermastamp is far more “skin friendly” and effective than many other more invasive and expensive skin treatments. It leaves the entire epidermal barrier fully intact; the micro-channels seal within hours after application – which is long enough for new collagen-structures to form within the lower layers of the skin and short enough to allow the patient to resume normal schedules quickly. Dermastamp eliminates all common negative side effects and risks associated with chemical peeling, dermabrasion and laser-resurfacing. This means your skin is ready sooner for additional treatment.
What is skin needling and how does it work?
Dermal needling is also called micro-needling therapy, skin needling, collagen induction therapy or scar reduction therapy. It is a minimally invasive, non-surgical and nonablative procedure for skin rejuvenation and scar reduction that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury.
Each fine needle creates a micro channel in the skin and this triggers the body to produce new collagen and elastin in the dermis.
Scar Reduction Therapy (SRT) works by releasing old fibrotic scar tissue deep within the skin. Scar tissue is what creates visible pitted scars on the skin’s surface. The treatment repairs the skin naturally, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen and elastin fibers are formed, softening scars, generating new skin cells and enhancing blood supply. You can expect up to 70% improvement in the appearance of scars.
Collagen induction Therapy (CIT) is all about healthy, balanced, younger looking skin. Dermal needling is the only rejuvenation treatment that maximises the penetration of essential cell nutrients and the release of growth factors associated with the positive aspects of wound healing.
Skin nutrition – for delivery of the right ingredients such as vitamins, peptides, anti-oxidants and nutrients into keratinocytes and melanocytes. This allows up to 100% product penetration into the skin, compared to just 1-30% with normal topical application.
It is important to note that home care enhances this treatment – you will need to be using hardworking skin care that has been recommended by your beauty therapist (that means no supermarket and chemist brands!) to achieve excellent results. Dermal needling is about getting powerful ingredients delivered to where they need to go, and using good home care products will ensure you skin responds at its maximum potential.
Home rolling for maximum serum penetration
Dermaroller is a hand-held roller studded with very fine needles. When rolled across the skin it creates micro channels to help drive active ingredients deeper into the top layers. The roller penetrates through the harder outer skin layer into the epidermis creating a channel for your wonderful serums to slide straight down right into the middle of the epidermis where the rest of your skin is buzzing around working hard to produce collagen, elastin, building strength, and communicating. This means that you will get 80-100% effectiveness from your serums instead of the 1-30% you are currently getting.
Our skin is not only the biggest organ, but it also protects the body against external influences such as temperatures, bacteria, excessive water loss, makeup, dust etc. The normal average human skin has a thickness of 1.5 mm and is categorised in three major zones: Epidermis (0.12 mm), dermis and sub-dermis (1.5 mm).
The Epidermis has five layers in total; the top layer is called the Stratum Corneum. Its thickness is about a hundredth of a millimeter, and it is hard to believe that this thin layer is the main barrier and protection for our body. The Stratum Corneum is constantly replaced by the lower epidermal layers.
Your skin is designed to protect you from outside influences, hence your products need to penetrate through that hard outer layer (the stratum corneum) to get to all the cells beneath where all the real work is being done. This can be hard even for good products, so home rolling at a depth of 0.2 allows little micro channels to open up to allow all your great products to get to where you need them.
So what percentage of your skincare regimen actually penetrates into viable layers where the active ingredient can stimulate the skin?
Depending on the ‘delivery system’ used in the formulation, the penetration can vary from each skincare brand to the next. Generic, no name brands probably have less than 1% penetration – clinical cosmeceutical brands probably have closer to 30%… but there is still a 70-99% waste with each application.
Shine now stocks Dermaroller – a 0.2 home rolling device which can be used twice a week at the beginning, building up to 5-7 days a week. Ongoing use will make sure your skincare is working at its optimum level to create healthier, plump, balanced, radiant and well-hydrated skin plus improve your skin tone depending on which serums you use.
1 x 90min dermal needling facial inc LED light therapy plus 4-5 days later 1 x 30min enzyme and LED light therapy facial $375