Skin needling is the latest weapon to revitalise the skin and fight premature ageing, wrinkles and stretch marks. It’s no secret in Hollywood that everybody is looking for the next best thing to restore youth and fight pre-mature ageing, and skin needling has fast become one of the most popular treatments available. If you have questions about the skin needling procedure, this page has all the information you need.

Skin needling can be beneficial for a range of skin concerns and conditions. If you’re looking for a rejuvenating skin treatment that can improve the appearance of your skin, skin needling could be the answer. Skin concerns it can be good for include:
  • Stretch marks − Skin needling can reduce the appearance of stretch marks, helping to make them less noticeable.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles − Regular skin needling treatments can help to minimise fine lines and wrinkles on the face and other areas.
  • Scars − Skin needling can be used to improve scarring and scar tissue.
  • Collagen production − Skin needling can increase collagen production, helping to slow down the signs of ageing.
  • Pigmentation − The skin needling procedure is suitable for minimising the appearance of pigmentation
Now that you know what skin needling is good for, you might be interested in learning exactly how it works to achieve results.
Non-invasive and requiring absolutely no surgery, skin needling is also known as “Collagen Induction Therapy” or CIT. Skin needling is performed with a state-of-the-art dermal roller which has over 190 fine needles. These needles penetrate the skin, causing micro trauma to existing skin cells. What this does is trigger the dermal layers to restore and rejuvenate themselves naturally. It also helps to improve blood supply, which can be beneficial for a number of skin conditions. Skin needling is suitable for the face as well as other body areas such as the neck, hands and décolletage. Over a course of several treatments, the repeated stimulation of new collagen in the skin brings about remarkable results. This is why skin needling is incredibly effective for eliminating acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines and stretch marks, and it achieves all this while causing minimal pain for the patient.
No, for the majority of people, skin needling isn’t considered to be painful. While some slight discomfort may be experienced, steps can be taken to keep this to a minimum. Approximately 30 to 60 minutes prior to starting the procedure, your therapist will apply a topical anaesthetic cream to your skin to help minimise the sensation of the skin needling device. Once the anaesthetic cream takes effect, the only thing you should feel is some slight pressure. If you have a low pain tolerance, you may wish to take an over the counter painkiller before the treatment begins. If you still have concerns about skin needling causing you pain, please speak to your therapist before your treatment − we’re happy to help alleviate any concerns you have beforehand so you feel as comfortable as possible during the skin needling procedure. The comfort of patients is one of our highest priorities, as is providing our services at reasonable prices so more people can benefit from them.
The skin needling cost can vary depending on the issue being treated and how many sessions are required. At Australian Laser & Skin Clinics, our price for skin needling starts from $450 for a single session, but this price can drop as low as $399 per session when you book three sessions at once. We additionally offer skin treatment packages that include skin needling as well as other complementary treatments. For an accurate estimate of how much your skin needling treatment will cost, please speak to one of our friendly staff members at your local Melbourne clinic.
Ultimately, skin needling is considered to be a very affordable option to repair skin and improve a wide range of skin concerns, resulting in beautiful skin. With such an affordable option available, why not include skin needling into your arsenal to fight premature ageing? It also has a short recovery time that won’t cause disruption to your life.
The recovery time for skin needling is very brief. In fact, most people can resume day-to-day activities immediately after a skin needling session. However, while your skin is recovering from the treatment, it’s important to keep in mind a number of post-treatment instructions to help ensure the best outcome for your skin. These include avoiding exposure to the sun and applying a SPF30+ sunscreen daily, using recommended post-care products to soothe the skin, and avoiding harsh cleansing products such as soap. For 48 hours after your skin needling session, you should also avoid solariums, spray tanning, cosmetic tattooing, excessive exercise, and swimming in chlorinated water. Shaving should be avoided for the first 12 to 24 hours. If there’s a skin care product you’re not sure you can use, ask your therapist and they’ll be able to advise you on whether it’s suitable for use or whether it may exacerbate side effects.
Yes, skin needling can cause some side effects, most of which affect the appearance of the skin. One of the most common side effects experienced is redness of the skin that can look similar in appearance to sunburn. This is a normal side effect that typically lasts no more than a few hours after the treatment. However, some skin needling treatments may cause redness for up to 24 hours depending on the type of skin needling device used. Another common side effect is skin soreness and irritation, which is caused by the needles creating tiny injuries in the skin. This is necessary to achieve the beneficial effects of skin needling. Other less common side effects of skin needling include bruising, itchiness, infection and sensitivity to sunlight. By choosing a reputable clinic for your skin needling treatment, you can reduce the chances of these side effects occurring.

Australian Laser & Skin Clinics offers skin needling at all of our locations Melbourne wide, so it’s easy to make an appointment. We pride ourselves on making skin needling and other skin and laser treatments more accessible for more people, helping everyone to enjoy the benefits of beautiful skin. We also take a personal approach, ensuring all patients receive tailored advice for their specific skin type and skin concerns.

Call us on 1300 786 166 to book your complimentary consultation with one of our dermal therapists. We have convenient clinic locations in Brighton, Camberwell, Greenvale, Hillside, Ivanhoe, Moonee Ponds, Mornington, Oakleigh, Reservoir, Ringwood, South Yarra, Werribee, Williamstown and Melbourne CBD, so there’s sure to be a clinic close to you. You can find the contact details for your nearest clinic by visiting our locations page. We’re always happy to accept new patients at our clinics, providing high-quality skin needling treatments and other skin and laser procedures to help revitalise skin and boost confidence.