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Skin Needling

What is Skin Needling (Dermapen)?

Dermapen uses surgical grade tiny micro needles, to stimulate an inflammatory or a wound healing response in the skin. This process promotes a repair, renewal and rejuvenation response. Natural growth factors are released to stimulate fresh restructured collagen & elastin. Dermapen directly targets three major cell types (keratinocytes, melanocytes & fibroblasts) which promotes a controlled, scar less wound response. Dermapen creates micro channels in the skin encouraging oxygenation, which kills the acne causing bacteria. It has adjustable needle depths to allow us to target specific skin layers, cells & individual skin concerns. This is a fast treatment for comfort, with minimal pain. The pen is moved over the skin in a lymphatic drainage sequence, we apply slip onto the skin, so the pen can glide over all areas.

Why should I have a skin needling treatment?

If you’re suffering from a skin condition or would like a more youthful appearance. Skin needling is the only treatment that directly stimulates your own body’s collagen & elastin production. This encourages rejuvenation in the skin layers, resulting in firmer, tighter skin.

What can skin needling treat & can anyone have a skin needling treatment?

Dermapen can treat most skin conditions & all skin types/tones, having controlled wound healing enables us to treat any problem. Depending on the skin condition, we adjust the treatment to whether we are looking for an inflammation response or a wound healing. We can treat skin & body concerns with Dermapen.

Dermapen can treat:

  • Fine lines/ Wrinkles
  • Pigmentation
  • Hypo pigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Breakout
  • Acne
  • Problematic skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Milia
  • Sun damage
  • Scarring/ Pitted Scarring
  • Stretch marks

What can I expect after a skin needling treatment?

After a Dermapen treatment you will experience erythema similar to the appearance & sensation of mild sunburn. This will last up to 24 hrs. and will decrease as the time goes. Your skin can feel quite tender the day after your treatment. We will advise you with proper after-care & ways to sooth any discomfort. You can wear mineral or paramedical make-up to cover any redness. More often than not, your skin will only feel uncomfortable for the day of your treatment.

How soon will I see results?

You will see a difference in your texture & complexion after once treatment, although we advise having a course of Dermapen Treatments to achieve your desired results. Scarring, acne, mature skin, pigmentation & congestion have most likely been there for many years, which means it will take time to treat & revise these conditions.

Should my first facial be a skin needling treatment?

We always recommend having a skin consultation before any facial treatment. With a Dermapen facial you can start off on them straight away, although we will advise you whether this will suit your skin. Sometimes clients need to start on strengthening their skin back to a healthy state & then treating it with Dermapen.

Is Microdermabrasion facials going to achieve the same results?

Microdermabrasion is resurfacing treatment that remove dead skin cell build up, leaving the skin smooth & retextured. Unfortunately, microdermabrasion will not treat or target your skin concerns, like Dermapen can. Microdermabrasion works topically to buff & polish the top layer of the skin. Dermapen works deep down in the layers of the skin, where your collagen & elastin production is. Dermapen penetrates through the layers to stimulate your own rejuvenation process.

Will my skin continue to bleed?

If we are treating your skin for a wound healing response, your skin will show up with pin point bleeding in the areas we are wanting that response. Skin needling has come a long way over the years, excess bleeding & topical anesthetics are not needed with a Dermapen Treatment. Dermapen has been designed to give you amazing results with minimal discomfort. A topical mask is applied after your treatment to help sooth any discomfort & drench your skin in botanical & active ingredients.

How often would I need to have a skin needling treatment?

Depending on what skin concern we are treating, we will advise you on how often we would like you to come in for your treatment. To give you an idea, if we are treating an acne skin every 2 week for your treatment, for collagen induction every 6-8 weeks.

Can I have Skin Needling in conjunction with other treatments?

Yes, we often combined Dermapen with other treatments such as DMK Enzyme Therapy. We often do a Dermapen treatment then apply enzyme therapy to stimulate more nutrients & blood to the skin. We also alternate Dermapen Treatments with others, to target different aspects of your skin condition. We can also set up a treatment plan specifically for you, explaining what treatment combination would best suit you.

For any further information, please feel free to contact us

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Gut Health

Our stomachs do more than just break down food, in fact, we underestimate how much it contributes to our functioning bodies. You may have heard the saying “everything starts in the gut”, this statement has been proven true. We know diseases, inflammation, bloating, discomfort & gas start there, but did you know skin conditions start there too? If your digestive system doesn’t function properly, everything else will start to follow.

A good digestive system will absorb nutrients & vitamins along with eliminating waste. If yours isn’t working properly, you will not be releasing toxins from the body or gaining any nutrients from food. It doesn’t matter how much organic food you eat or how many supplements you take. If your gut function isn’t working you will not be in proper health. You must address your gut function issues to ensure proper absorption of minerals & vitamins. If you find yourself intolerant to most foods, it’s not the food that’s the issue, it’s the environment the food is going into.

These days, we have several options for our diet choices, yet we are still getting it wrong. Syndromes such as leaky gut have become very common recently. Leaky gut is the term used to describe holes on the digestive intestinal tract. Bacteria, food particles & toxic waste leaks from the gut, causing the bloodstream to collect the waste. This is the cause for several issues, including one we see almost every day, inflamed skin. The overgrowth of bad bacteria in the body leads to inflammation, this induces a stress response to your system. The stress response then brings on things like acne, eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, redness, dry skin, clogged skins etc. If your gut isn’t excreting waste your lymphatic system is very sluggish, which means your blood isn’t circulating properly. Resulting in these inflamed skin conditions & stomach issues (bloating, irritation).

Leaky gut can be fixed with a change in diet, proper supplementation & a process of elimination. Foods to avoid when these conditions arise are dairy products, gluten, refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, processed foods, deli meats, red peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes – these vegetables are known as ’nightshade foods’. It’s important to avoid any foods your body treats as toxins. Foods that will help replenish & restore a leaky gut include steamed vegetables, they’re full of vitamin b which helps break down the food reducing inflammation & build up. Other food sources that can help are: coconut milk & yogurt, coconut oil, almond milk, avocado, healthy fats, turmeric, marshmallow root tea, peppermint tea, kimchi, sauerkraut, restorative supplements, essential fatty acids (click this link to read more about EFA benefits)

To heal the skin, we believe in a holistic approach. This ensures we are covering all the possibilities from gut health, sleep, lifestyle, hormones, stress levels to skin care. Gut health is such a big component to any skin revision. Treating the skin can only do so much, when the issues are coming from within the gut, therefore, addressing both will deliver the results.

Today 95% of supplements sold are synthetic, if you’re paying around $12 for a bottle of 120 supplements, the ingredients are not doing you any good. Supplements can be incredible at healing the body & skin, but it all comes down to the ingredients & how they’re manufactured. Natural plant-based herbs & ingredients have proven to be the best sources for supplementation. Herbal medicines are nutrient filled & extremely soothing to the body, they’re used to treat several issues that come up in our bodies. If you’re suffering from gut issues or skin dysfunctions, we provide a digestive tune-up program from basic to advanced, that can help get your body back on track! For further information on this topic, don’t hesitate to contact us via email:, phone: 93542718 or visit us in the salon!