Get the elastin and collagen synthesis naturally

akss Clinic has medical skin needling experts. Micro needling with the Dermapen or derma rollers  is a very safe, and effective alternative to injectables and invasive lasers. The results are long term and the recovery time is minimal. This cost effective, non-invasive, non-injectable skin rejuvenation treatment targets a diverse range of skin concerns. The Dermapen itself is a micro needling device that uses microscopic needles between 0.25mm and 2mm.

Micro Needling is derived from ancient acupuncture and mesotherapy.  During the treatment the pen is gently glided over the skin, tiny punctures are created within the epidermis and dermis that encourage the skin’s own natural healing response, leading to the production of collagen and elastin.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles  ( Crows feet/Forehead Lines/Lip Lines )

As we age, the natural production of collagen and elastin diminishes, which leads to wrinkles and sagging skin. Wrinkling in the skin is also caused by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and various other factors.

Micro Needling promotes a process of new skin growth through the science of Collagen Induction Therapy.  The most effective way to stimulate or “Induce” new skin safely and effectively is by micro needling with the Dermapen or Derma rollers.

ACNE Scars and Surgical Scars

The Micro Needling treatment  improves the appearance of atrophic acne scars and surgical scars. The micro needles of the Dermapen or Derma roller helps to naturally stimulate new collagen production in the area of the scar.  An added bonus is that , it not only diminishes the scars, but also delays the signs of aging simultaneously. This breaks up fibrous and uneven scar tissue and stimulates the growth of new tissue which results in a smoother and more even skin surface. Also, there is the added benefit of new capillary growth which improves the blood supply to the area, providing a healthy foundation for the new skin.  

Micro needling, on the other hand, actually improves the health of the skin since the treatment is stimulating natural collagen growth factors and the epidermal growth factor which helps slow down thinning of the skin.

Skin Rejuvenation

Micro needling treatments targets specific imperfections and also provides an overall rejuvenation of the skin. The needling process improves micro-circulation in conjunction with collagen and elastin formation beneath the skin to thicken the dermis, reducing wrinkles.  The result is noticeable improved skin texture, more even skin tone and an overall brightness of your skin. Undergoing a series of Micro needling treatments will not only provide visible results to the entire appearance of your skin, but it will slow down the signs of aging.

Minimize Pore Size

Micro needling treatments will result in a more refined appearance of the pores.  There are two main culprits that contribute to the  appearance of enlarged pores.   The first culprit is congested skin.  When your pores are congested this will increase their appearance.  Secondly pores will appear larger as our skin begins to age and the elasticity of our skin decreases.  The Micro Needling treatments stimulate collagen and elastin which results in firming of the skin thereby reducing the appearance of large pores.

Some of the benefits of Micro Needling include:

  • Stimulates the production of collagen tightening the skin
  • Reduces the appearance of crows feet and lip lines
  • Reduces the appearance of forehead lines and frown lines
  • Assists in the absorption of vitamins , antioxidants and our blood ( PRP ).
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars and chicken pox scars
  • Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Helps with rosacea by strengthening the skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

The skin appears pink similar to a sunburn and will feel warm. Depending on the depth of treatment performed this redness goes away within few hours or last a couple days.
Most often skin feels dry for a few days post treatment. You will be provided with a healing oil to help your skin heal and soothe during this time.
When having treatment for acne scarring, there can be mild to moderate peeling post treatment.

We recommend using a mineral based makeup or Oxygenetix.

The treatments can be performed at 4-6 week intervals.

The number of sessions varies from person to person depending on your skin needs and goals. The average number of sessions for anti-aging treatments is 3-6 in a year.

Visible results are generally seen 6-8 weeks following the treatment and improve further over time. A course of DermaPen / derma roller sessions is recommended to achieve optimum results; however skin improvement is noticeable after just one treatment.

The treatment is described as mildly to moderately uncomfortable by our clients. 95% of clients do not need a numbing agent. If one is very sensitive , we recommend applying numbing cream 30 minutes prior to your session. This can be discussed in more detail during your consultation.