Microneedling: Treat Acne, Scarring, Deep Lines and Stretch Marks

At Dr Aesthetica, we perform Microneedling with Skin Pen – this is an electrical device with 14 Japanese needles. The SkinPen is quick and precise, and is used in the treatment of Acne, Acne scarring, Deep Lines and Stretchmarks.

Mechanical Microneedling is a treatment that uses a mechanical needling device to create thousands of micro-channels, a controlled method of micro-injury to the skin. This stimulates the body’s healing and regenerative processes.


What is Micro Needling?

Micro Needling, traditionally known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is undertaken through a mechanical device which helps induce the body’s natural response to trauma and kick start the repair system, therefore encouraging the creation of collagen.

What can Micro Needling help with?

Micro Needling treats most skin related issues such as signs of ageing, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, pitting and acne.

How does Micro Needling work?

Micro Needling works by causing trauma to the targeted area by mechanical precision needling using 14 very fine needles into the skin.  These needles can penetrate the skin at a range of depths, therefore targeting the skin deeper with precision. The depths of the needles during the treatment will vary area to area.

Micro Needling does not require injectable anaesthetic, though a topical anesthetic cream is used to make the procedure more comfortable.

It delivers targeted treatment whereby results can be seen in the first couple of days after the treatment.

Who is Micro Needling for?

Micro Needling is ideal for patients who are not keen on having non-invasive procedures and those who require more than a superficial Microdermabrasion.

This treatment is perfect for those that have suffered with acne or have other skin concerns around ageing, scars, stretch marks, wrinkles or pitting.

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SkinPen Mechanical Microneedling for acne, deep scarring, uneven skin texture, stretch marks

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I have Microneedling done on my body?

Microneedling is most commonly done on the face though can be done on other areas such as the neck, décolleté (upper chest area) and hands.


When do I need to have this Microneedling treatment?

You can have Microneedling whenever you feel you need to.  A consultation will always be undertaken first to make sure that this is the correct treatment for you.  Appropriate care advice will be given Pre and Post the treatment.


How often do I need to have Microneedling done?

Microneedling will need to be undertaken with a 4 to 6 week gap between each treatment.  Usually 3 to 6 treatments are required though this depends on the skin concern. At Dr Aesthetica we will be able to guide you to what we think will be suitable to your skins need. A face to face consultation will enable us to discuss your treatment plan.


Who will do this treatment for me?

Our advanced Skin Care specialist, Kiran, can undertake this treatment.


Anything else I need to know about Micro Needling?

Results from this treatment are long-term.  Immediately after treatment, there will be redness to the treated area and a feeling of being very warm.  This redness will diminish after the first few hours.  You may feel tenderness in the treated area.  These responses are all normal. Within the first 24 – 48 hours, you may experience an increase in the shedding of dead skin cells. These will flake away themselves. You will need to avoid touching and rubbing the treated area.


Is the SkinPen Safe?

SkinPen Precisions NEW Patented Micro-Needle Cartridge offers unsurpassed safety.

The only 100% completely sealed cartridge on the market to prevent fluid intake

Has as a single use lock out feature, so removing any possibility of cross contamination. This unique cartridge design houses the reciprocating mechanism, this feature ensures precise depth settings from 0.25mm-2.5mm, and completes 7000rpm so producing 98,000 micro-channels per minute.

Concerns have been made about other products, and therefore at Dr Aesthetica we have done our homework and made sure to invest in the best product.


I’ve heard that mechanical micro-needling is better than manual derma roller. Is that true?

The difference between manual dermal rollers and the Mechanical SkinPen device is the more micro-punctures a device is able to achieve, the more dramatic the results will be. With the majority of dermal rollers, the maximum achievable number of holes is somewhere between 300 and 400 holes per second. SkinPen Precision has its 14-tip needle head and the Smart Advantage motor that produces 7000 revolutions per minute, producing 98,000 channels per minute.

Dermal rollers are simply outdated consisting of a rolling pin covered with tiny needles. During a Derma roller treatment, the roller is rolled across the skin, leaving behind a trail of microscopic punctures. While the needle roller is effective, the rolling action causes the needles to enter AND exit the skin at an angle, creating lateral epidermal tears, this makes the treatment much more uncomfortable, and often causes a longer downtime for the patient.

SkinPen needles enter the skin at 90 degree and can treat certain hard to reach areas, such as those around the eyes, nose and mouth, changing the depth of the needle as most suitable

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