Micro Needling

Skin Treatment

Skin & Micro Needling 

At Clinica Lase in Ballarat, patients can enjoy skin micro needling treatments using the latest technology. Dermapen can help to rejuvenate the skin. This treatment can be customised so that it suits all kinds of skin types and requirements.

Micro skin needling can be referred to as collagen induction therapy. This treatment works by creating micro-injuries to the epidermis and dermis of the skin. This will provoke a natural healing response, which will mean the release of growth factors and new collagen production. Patients can experience a rejuvenation of the skin, treating wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, rosacea, sun damage, hyperpigmentation and hypo-pigmentation.


Skin micro needling is a treatment that is not suitable for infected and irritated skin, as well as fungal infections. It is also not a treatment that is for patients with active acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, sever solar keratosis, skin cancer, raised moles, warts and any open wounds or sore. It is important to tell your clinician if you do have any of these skin conditions before treatment.

What to Expect

Before patients enjoy skin micro needling, it is necessary to fill out a consultation form. This will include answering questions about your medical history, skin type and any previous treatments. In addition, there is a personal consultation completed with an experienced clinician. This is when patients can find out more about the skin micro needling process and ask any questions that they may have. A tailored plan will also be suggested.

To begin treatment, the area will be cleaned. The treatment will last around 45 to 60 minutes. This will depend on the patient’s pain threshold and comfort. Normally for the best results, a series of treatment sessions will be recommended. This can be between one to five treatment sessions, with an interval of six to eight weeks.

Peace of Mind

Safety is always a priority for Clinica Lase. This means that we invest in state of the art medical devices for patient safety. This includes TGA approved Dermapen. The risk of experiencing adverse reactions and complications during skin micro needling treatment is significantly reduced by using the right equipment.

Before any treatment begins, patients will have a personal consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable clinician. This will ensure that all of the necessary information is gathered to minimise the risk of any complications, as well as to encourage the best results from treatment.


It is normal for the skin that has been treated to feel swollen, as well as feel like sunburn afterwards. This after effect will only last for around 24 to 48 hours. But, advanced treatments can mean that these after effects can last up to four days. Mild bruising can be a symptom after skin micro needling too.

The skin can feel tight and dry for a couple of days after skin micro needling. Patients can use hydrating products to help this and during your personal consultation, you can find out the products that are recommended. But, be sure to avoid alcohol based toners and lotions for around seven to 10 days. Using serums that contain vitamin A is encouraged and this can help obtain the best results from treatment.

If patients wish to wear makeup after the procedure, mineral makeup is recommended. This will avoid any irritation to the skin, inflammation and redness. In addition, using new sponges and brushes or ones that have been cleaned thoroughly, will help to minimise the risk of infection.

Patients should not have a hot shower or bath for around 48 hours. You can shower after the treatment, but only room temperature water should be used.

Micro-needling FAQs

How painful is the Skin Pen treatment?

There will be some mild discomfort, particularly around the bony contours of the face, such as under the eyes, forehead and nose.  You can expect to feel a prickly sensation and a slight warming of the skin that will gradually decrease as we move on to different areas of the face.  We may suggest applying an over the counter numbing gel that you can apply to a clean, toned skin 30 – 45 minutes before your appointment if you feel you have a lower pain threshold, however most of our clients tolerate the treatment very well without the need for numbing gel.

Is Skin Pen a safe treatment?

Rest assured, Skin Pen is the only TGA approved micro needling device in all of Australia.  The Therapeutic Goods Administration is a government agency that regulates medical devices and drugs. It meets Australian standards of quality, safety and efficacy.

Can micro needling treat dark circles under the eyes?

YES! Unlike using lasers, we ARE able to treat under the eye area with our Skin Pen device. As this treatment stimulates our natural collagen and hydration, you can expect the under eye area to appear more plump, firmer and brighter.

Can Skin Pen reduce stretch marks?

Skin pen can improve the appearance of stretch marks as the needles break up the tough fibres that make up scar tissue. After the treatment, new collagen proteins will begin the remodelling process of the damaged fibres and with time, stretch marks will begin to shrink, soften and become less noticeable. Skin pen can only be performed on stretch marks that are at least 1 years old.

Is Skin Pen good for Acne?

It can be a marvellous treatment for acne as long as the condition is under control and well managed. We may suggest alternative treatments to begin such as chemical peels or laser genesis, along with a tailored skincare routine for you to do at home to help reduce the existing inflammation in the skin. The Skin Pen will promote a finer texture and improve the overall clarity of the skin which is often the two things our clients wish to boost once the bacteria has been addressed.

How long are Skin Pen treatments and how long is the down time?

As we cleanse and prepare the skin, we typically allow 45 minutes for the appointment. The micro- needling time itself takes around 15 minutes for the full face. If you decide to add treatment to larger areas such as the neck and décolletage, you will be looking at 30 minutes needling time. After your appointment you will have some erythema (superficial reddening of the skin) which feels like a mild sunburn. This can last up to 48 hours and can be covered with a light mineral makeup the following day. On days 2-5 it is normal to experience dry skin as your cells start to renew, this can feel a little tight and itchy.  We suggest using the Aspect fruit enzyme mask on day 5 to assists in sloughing of any flaky skin. Having Skin Pen treatments reduces the recovery time compared to other devices and depending on the individual; they may even be able to return to work immediately after.

How many treatments will I need?

This will be dependent on the skin condition and concerns we are treating.  More often it will be anywhere from 3-6 treatments performed every 4-6 weeks. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 3-6 months following the initial course.

How long will it take to see results?

Results can be seen in as little as 1 week after your Skin Pen treatment. You will notice that your pores appear smaller and your skin will feel firmer. Best results come in at around weeks 4-6 and can continue to improve for up to 6 months due to the wound healing process of the treatment.

What are the possible side effects of the treatment?

Like all cosmetic procedures, there are side effects to be considered. Redness and slight discomfort are expected immediately after the treatment. In some cases, swelling and bruising may occur temporarily. It is recommended to take anti-viral medication to prevent cold sores occurring after treatment if you suffer with herpes simplex virus. Those who have diabetes, an auto immune disease or are undergoing chemotherapy are likely at higher risk of infection and delayed healing. Due to a suppressed immune system, this would be a contraindication to having a Skin Pen treatment.

How does micro needling differ from fractional RF?

Micro needling delivers tiny micro injuries via needles at precise depths to kick start and renew collagen growth. Fractional RF is a similar, but a different treatment that utilises both needles to puncture the skin as well as radio frequency to create heat in the deeper layers of the skin. Fractional RF is generally more of an uncomfortable treatment vs. traditional micro needling, although may be more suited to those that have concerns with sagging skin. While both treatments will improve texture, scaring, fine lines and wrinkles, traditional micro needling is better suited to ALL skin types including darker skins with less risk of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation.

Why do I need to use aftercare products?

After care products are an integral part of the Skin Pen treatment as this is the time our skin needs support and nourishment the most.  It is recommended that you use very gentle products for at least 5 days as active ingredients cause irritation and discomfort in the first 48hours while the skin is in its inflammation phase. With every treatment you will receive a take home pack consisting of two serums from the Skin Pen Skinfuse line which will need to be applied 2-3 times a day for the first 3-5 days. They contain hyaluronic acid, copper, magnesium and zinc which are extremely healing on the skin and will help to sooth,hydrate and speed up recovery.  A non-exfoliating cleanser and a physical SPF moisturiser should be used daily alongside them. Your clinician will always advise you on what to use and what to avoid following your treatment.

How do I maximise the benefits of Skin Pen?

After 5 -7 days post treatment you can maximise the benefits by supporting your skin with topical serums applied daily that include retinol, vitamin C and peptides, and SPF as these ingredients will assist with collagen production and protect your skin from further damage. Using a derma roller in the evenings after cleansing and before your retinol product will also aid in better penetration and Having chemical peels in between your Skin Pen treatments can also greatly benefit and enhance your results.

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