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What is Dermal Needling?


Dermal Needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) or Medical Micro-needling, is a minimally invasive treatment which activates the skin’s natural regenerative processes by inducing controlled micro-injuries to the epidermis. It is a great treatment for lines & wrinkles, depressed acne scars, pigmentation, sun damage and loose skin.


How is it done?


With expert precision, technique and timing, very tiny needles are used to penetrate the top layer of the skin vertically to create microchannels. The creation of controlled microchannels in the skin has two major benefits: 

  • they instigate the regeneration of new healthy collagen. 

  • they provide clear channels for the infusion of essential peptides and vitamins to directly feed the deep layers of the skin. 

Is Dermal Needling painful?


It's a little uncomfortable when the device passes over the skin but not painful. 

Is Dermal Needling safe?

It is completely safe as the procedure stimulates the skin’s own natural wound healing response without doing any harm to the epidermis. There are no injections. The results are 100% natural. At Skin Image we use the Amiea Exceed, which is a medical device approved by Medsafe NZ. The treatment is done in a sterile field to ensure minimum risk of cross-contamination.

What can I expect after a Dermal Needling treatment?


Straight after the treatment, your skin will be red, and it may also feel tight and hot. However, these symptoms will subside over the next 24 to 48 hours. With a good after-care routine as advised by Skin Image, your skin should return to normal within a week and you can expect to see improvement in texture, tone and firmness.

What areas of the body can I have Dermal Needling?

Dermal Needling can be done on different areas of the body. The most commonly treated areas are face, neck, hands and arms.


Advice to help you get the best results.


For best results, it is important that you are using a moisturiser with Derma Membrane Structure at least 4 weeks prior to the treatment. The longer you are using this the better and faster your skin will heal. We will discuss this with you during your consultation prior to the treatment.

Dermal Needling after-care.

  • DO NOT soak in a bath or spa or swim or exercise for 48 hours after the treatment.

  • The skin will feel tight and dry and maybe sensitive, apply moisturiser morning and night (and if necessary during the day).  

  • Continue to wash with Cleansing Milk daily and apply moisturiser and Deco foundation if needed.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 10 days if possible. Use a broad-brimmed hat and sunblock to protect the facial skin.

  • After day 5 normal routine of cleanse, tone, moisturise, sunblock and make-up can be resumed.

  • DO NOT use retinol, exfoliants or peels for at least 3 months

  • DO NOT have microdermabrasions or laser or IPL treatments for at least 3 months.

  • Great results are dependent on adequate nutrition for the skin.  We recommend that you follow up the Dermal Needling with a “Lag” Facial 5 to 7 days after the treatment. You may be asked to supplement your diet with Essential Fatty Acids, and use a home roller together with a prescribed serum to maintain results.


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DERMAL NEEDLING - before + after



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