Skin Needling Central Coast

SkinPen Microneedling

At You by Dr Shauna Watts, we offer microneedling treatments using the advanced SkinPen device. This treatment is TGA approved to give evidence-based results.

SkinPen promotes a healthy and natural inflammatory healing response whilst enhancing collagen and elastin. When performed by a skilled medical professional like Dr Shauna Watts, microneedling offers quality, natural results. Therefore, you can achieve healthy improvement in overall skin tone and glow.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses tiny micro needles in order to stimulate and tighten the skin. Due to its quick recovery times and effective results, microneedling has become a popular treatment option for people who wish for a tighter, smoother, and more radiant complexion.

Delivering the micro needles into the dermis stimulates the skin and enhances skin healing and tightening. The SkinPen treatment causes micro-injuries to the surface of your skin, triggering new collagen and elastic fibres. It is sometimes referred to as ‘collagen induction therapy’ due to its ability to trigger your body’s natural collagen production and enhance your skin from within.

SkinPen is a top-range microneedling device that optimises the treatment process in order to create precise, quality results. With an adjustable needle depth, Dr Watts can tailor the treatment and target sensitive areas such as around the lips and eyes.

The Benefits

Dr Watts offers microneedling to treat fine lines and wrinkles, redness, and skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, and scarring. As well as this, SkinPen can treat pigment issues like melisma and lentigo. The treatment:

  • Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin
  • Resurfaces the skin to improve scars and texture
  • Fades pigmented spots in order to restore a smooth skin tone
  • Tightens and firms the skin, for a more lifted, youthful look
  • Yields natural, long-lasting results

If you are seeking to address skin issues like acne or rosacea, or are simply seeking to improve your skin health and appearance, SkinPen could be right for you. Dr Watts will create a custom treatment plan during your private meeting in order to help you achieve the smooth, glowing skin you desire.

The Procedure

On the day of your procedure, Dr Watts will prepare your skin for treatment. The SkinPen device will target your areas of concern at a precise depth in order to give you a positive end result. For example, a shallower depth setting (approx 0.5mm) is effective in treating minor textural and aesthetic issues. In comparison, medium to deep microneedling (1.0 mm and upwards) can address deeper skin issues such as acne scarring. By reaching the deeper dermal layers, the treatment can dramatically reduce imperfections and leave you with smoother, softer skin.

Treatments usually last 30 minutes, and most patients will benefit from a minimum of three treatment sessions. You can decide on the number and frequency of treatments with Dr Shauna during your personal consultation.

Recovery and Results

After treatment, your skin will appear like a mild sunburn, which settles within 24 to 48 hours. Dr Watts will provide creams to apply the day of and the day after treatment. It is important to avoid touching or rubbing your skin during recovery, since your skin will need time to heal. You can begin wearing makeup the day after your procedure.

The downtime for microneedling is minimal, and as a result, you can resume most of your normal daily activities. However, avoid activities that cause sweating or skin irritation.

You may start seeing results as little as one to two weeks after treatment, with gradual improvement in skin tone and texture afterwards. The full results can last anywhere from three to six months, and multiple treatment sessions will help you achieve quality, lasting results.

Book Your Private Consultation

Dr Shauna Watts is a highly skilled medical clinician who tailors each patient’s treatment plan to their needs and desired outcomes. Prior to your treatment, a meeting with Dr Watts is integral to developing a treatment plan that suits you. This private meeting will include a discussion about your health and skin condition, as well as the results you hope to achieve. Knowing your needs will help Dr Watts support you in your journey and provide:

  • An outline of your treatment options that support your health and aesthetic goals
  • Guidance based on your needs in a welcoming, supportive environment
  • A treatment plan that complements your needs and desired outcomes

This meeting will help you feel secure and confident in your treatment options and make a well-informed decision that is best for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The treatment is generally tolerable for patients. In order to help you have a comfortable treatment, Dr Watts may apply a topical numbing.

For the first 48 hours, you should only use clean, lukewarm water on your treated skin. After a couple of days, you may use a gentle cleanser, but you should avoid exfoliants until the area has fully healed.

If you have signs of ageing, scarring, uneven skin tone, rosacea, or acne, this could be the treatment for you. Dr Watts will talk you through the process and ensure a treatment plan is developed that suits you.

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