Electronic skin needling

with Dermapen

Dermapen micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is an effective treatment to enhance skin quality, addressing concerns like acne scarring and wrinkles, with minimal downtime.

What is Dermapen Micro-Needling?

Dermapen micro-needling consists of  a pen hand-piece equipped with oscillating needles to stimulate collagen production and refine skin texture. This minimally invasive procedure creates thousands of tiny puncture wounds, encouraging the skin's natural healing process. With a shallow penetration depth, typically only millimeters, it's suitable for most skin types. Additionally, Dermapen allows for the infusion of products like hyaluronic acid or vitamins, enhancing skin tone and texture by improving product absorption.

Dermapen Micro-Needling Treatment

The Treatment Process:

A tailored skincare routine is initiated to optimize results and minimize complications, such as hyperpigmentation. The treatment begins with skin cleansing, followed by the application of numbing cream for approximately 20 minutes. Once adequate anesthesia is achieved, the procedure starts. Needle penetration depth can be adjusted by the practitioner based on skin condition, thickness of your skin, your age, and desired recovery time.

Most treatments are well-tolerated, causing only slight discomfort. Afterward, the skin appears red and slightly swollen and this will subside over the next few days. The channels in the skin created by the needling process allows deeper  and effective penetration of infused active serums like  vitamins or antioxidants into the skin. A soothing mask and LED light therapy session follows. Your treatment is completed with a soothing serum, balm, and sunscreen.

Conditions Treated with Micro-Needling:

Dermapen micro-needling effectively addresses various skin conditions, including:

Acne Scars and Large Pores
Aging Skin with Sun Spots, Uneven Texture, Fine Lines, and Wrinkles
Other Scars and Stretch Marks
Superficial Pigmentation

Who May Not Be Suitable for Micro-Needling?

Individuals with active skin conditions like infection, acne, or eczema may not be ideal candidates for micro-needling. This procedure is not recommended for conditions such as rosacea or broken blood vessels.

A consultation with one of our practitioners can help determine suitability.

Risks and Side Effects:

Typically, mild skin irritation and redness are common after micro-needling, usually subsiding within a few days. Other potential side effects may include swelling, bruising, pain, dryness, flakiness, or more serious concerns like infection, changes in skin pigmentation, or allergic reactions to applied medications.

Post-Treatment Appearance:

Rejuvenation treatments result in a temporary pink or sunburn-like glow that may last up to 24 hours.

Deeper treatments for acne scarring may lead to mild to moderate redness and swelling, lasting 24 to 48 hours, depending on scar severity.


Avoid makeup for 24 hours.

Refrain from active skincare like exfoliating agents and retinols for 5-7 days to allow your skin to heal.

Use moisturizer and sunscreen daily

Number of Treatments:

For optimal results, sessions are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, allowing the skin to heal adequately before the next treatment.


Dr May Marr Cosmetic Physician Lennox Head


Dr May Marr is a Flinders University Medical School graduate and a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She has a long-held interest in aesthetic medical procedures and evidence-based skin care. She holds a passionate belief that people should have access to procedures and products that are research-backed, ethically prescribed and skilfully delivered.

Dr Marr has trained with Dr Jacque Le Coz at the Institute of Mesotherapy in Paris. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Dermatology from the Australian Institute of Dermatology and in 2020 completed her Dermatology Fellowship.

The ethical, educational and procedural standards that Dr Marr brings to aesthetic medicine have been recognised by some of the largest aesthetic companies in the world. She holds advanced injector status and her extensive clinical experience sees her regularly called upon as an industry educator.