Monday, 8 June 2015

What's New in Dermal Needling

After attending an Advanced Dermal Needling Masterclass with Needling pioneer and top 10 Plastic Surgeon, Dr Des Fernandes, I'm busting to tell you all about it.

What is Dermal Needling?

 For those of you who don't know, Dermal Needling (also called Skin Needling, Dermal-rolling, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI), and Mesotherapy), is a treatment involving the use of micro needles to puncture the skin and create microscopic breaks in the blood vessels immediately beneath the surface of the epidermis.

This procedure stimulates the natural regeneration of the skin encouraging the release of the body's own growth factors without damage to the skin.

The results of needling were first observed by Dr Des Fernandes through the cosmetic tattooing of face lift scars. After more than 20 years perfecting the technique it is widely recognised as one of the best rejuvenation treatments, specially for the treatment of scars.

What are the benefits?

  • The formation of new collagen and elastin
  • Thicker epidermis
  • Improves skin appearance, texture and quality
  • Diminishes scarring including acne scarring
  • Reduces stretch marks
  • Reduces skin laxity
  • Reverses sun damage
  • Helps with vascular conditions
  • Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Safe on all skin types and ages
  • Short healing phase 2-3 days 
  • Improves penetration of serums and 
  • It is one of the safest procedures.


  • Active skin infections
  • Rosacea
  • Skin cancers, warts, solar keratosis
  • Severe keloid scaring
  • Pregnancy
  • Untreated diabetes
  • Taking certain medication: inti-coagulants, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, corticosteroids, roaccutane
  • Botox - allow 10 days
  • Fillers - allow 14 days

What's new?

 Skin needling will always offer an improvement of the skin, however after long study Dr Fernandes have been able to prove that for optimal results the treatment should be carried out as per the following guidelines:

  • The skin should have been previously prepared with vitamins A and C for a minimum of 3 weeks before the procedure.
  • A series of 4-6 treatments, spaced every 4-7 days will offer the best results
  • Immediately after each treatment wash the skin and apply a thin layer of a gentle lactic acid cool peel for 4 minutes to sterilize and speed up the healing process
  • After removing the peel apply a peptide rich serum to enhance the treatment results. At this moment any products applied to the skin will go right into the deep layers hydrating and firming the skin.
  • Follow up with vitamins A & C
  • Continue with a daily routine of vitamins A & C rich skin care

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