Dermal Needling: How tiny needles can make a big difference to your skin


A way to refresh your skin and roll back the years without going under the knife—seems like wishful thinking, right? Think again! If that sounds appealing, you might want to explore dermal needling.


Also known as microneedling and collagen-induction therapy, dermal needling uses ultra-fine surgical grade needles to create tiny micro-injuries to the superficial layers of the skin. Why would anyone want that, you might ask? Because those tiny punctures stimulate your skin’s natural healing response, triggering the production of collagen and elastin – proteins found in the skin that help keep it healthy, firm and supple. Collagen acts like the skin's scaffolding—it provides structure and strength, making it firm and resilient. Elastin, on the other hand, gives skin its elasticity - think of it like a rubber band: it helps the skin return to its original shape after being stretched.

When collagen and elastin are in ample supply, the skin is firm, smooth and elastic. As we age, our body starts producing less and less of these essential proteins, leading to sagging, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging.


Beyond minimising fine lines and wrinkles, dermal needling also improves skin texture and tone, and can even improve the appearance of acne scarring, stretch marks and other scarring by promoting tissue repair and regeneration. The treatment stimulates cell turnover, which helps to smooth out skin texture and minimise large pores.


One of the benefits that is unique to dermal needling is how well it enhances the absorption of skincare products – the micro-channels created by the needle provide a perfect pathway for serums, moisturisers and other topical treatments to penetrate deeper into the skin layers, increasing their efficacy. Active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, peptides and anti-oxidants are all fantastic choices after dermal needling, and your beauty practitioner will advise you of the best products to use to achieve your unique skin goals.


Dermal needling is a non-surgical treatment that is relatively painless – most clients describe it as feeling like a scratch on sunburn – uncomfortable, but no significant pain. It also has minimal downtime; most people experience mild redness and slight discomfort for a day or two after the procedure, but these effects are very temporary. This makes dermal needling a fantastic option for anyone who wants visible results without any major disruption to their daily lives.


If you’re interested in finding out whether dermal needling is the right skin solution for you, book in for a consultation with our beauty team via our online booking system or by calling 03-381-8939