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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is also known as:

  • Skin needling
  • Collagen induction therapy
  • Percutaneous collagen induction

How does microneedling work?

  • Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that creates thousands of microchannels in the epidermis through tiny pin pricks
  • The tiny pin pricks produce tiny areas of epidermal trauma, inducing a healing response resulting in the formation and remodelling of new collagen and elastin

Effects of microneedling:

  • Activates the skin repair mechanisms
  •  Stimulates fibroblasts and the production of elastin and collagen I and III
  • Reduces the appearance of expression lines and pore size
  • Reduces the appearance of hypertrophic scars and stretch marks
  • Improves skin firmness
  • Stimulates the hair follicles
  • Allows substances to pass through the horny layer of the skin, maximising the activity of active substances

What is the m.pen?

  • A microneedling device
  • Produced by Mesoestetic
  • Each headpiece contains 12 needles in a circular array
  • The headpieces are sterile and individually packaged

Indicated for all skin types


Features of the m.pen

  • 5 treatment speed settings
  • 6 depth settings (from 0.25mm to 2.5mm)

With greater speed

With lesser speed

  • Greater number of microchannels
  • Greater penetration of drug substances
  • Indicated for less sensitive areas
  • Smaller number of microchannels
  • Greater tolerance
  • Indicated for more sensitive skin zones

Indications for Microneedling


Hair loss

Hands, face and décolletage colletage

Lack of vitality

Face, décolletage, hands and other body zones


Neck, face and double chin

Flaccidity and wrinkles

Inner surfaces o the arms, legs, abdomen and flanks

Localised fat

Knees (inner surface) and legs



  • Stretch marks
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Trauma and surgical scars

Microneedling with active substances

MIcroneedling produces micropunctures in the skin.

This facilitates the penetration of active substances that are applied topically at the same time as microchannel creation.

The active substances reach the deepest skin layers, maximising their effect.

Examples of active substances:

Active substances

Number of sessions

Time between sessions

Facial tightening solution


15 days

Photoaging solution


15 days

Depigmentation solution


15 days

Hair loss solution


15 days

m.pen Protocol

Before treatment

During treatment

Immediately after treatment

  • Prepare the skin using a cleanser followed by a toner
  • Application of an anaesthetic cream for about 30 minutes
  • Clean the anaesthetic cream off the skin
  • Selection of needle speed
  • Selection of needle depth
  • Application of m.pen to the treatment area
  • Apply the chosen treatment solution (if appropriate) whilst microneedling
  • Post procedure skin cleanse
  • Application of crystal fibre mask (if appropriate)
  • Healite LED treatment
M.pen pro
Above and Below the Waist

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the treatment take?

How many treatments will I need?

How long is the downtime?

Allow an hour to include pre, intra and post treatment activities.

The recommended number of sessions for most areas is 5, but discuss with your therapist.

  • The skin will be very pink/red immediately after treatment.
  • This will last for 24-72 hours and will feel like a mild sunburn.
  • The skin can go through a slight flaking stage 1-2 days post needling.

Is this done in the office or hospital?

Use of make-up after treatment?

Is there a Medicare rebate for the treatment?

This is an office treatment that does not require admission to hospital.

  • Make-up can be applied 24 hours after treatment.
  • Apply moisturising sun protection SPF 50+ if going outside or in the sunlight.
  • Do not use any active serums or treatment steps within the recovery phase.
  • Home care products to be used post treatment will be recommended.
  • 3-5 day before reverting to your normal routine is recommended.

There is no Medicare rebate for the treatment.

Is there any pain associated with the treatment?

Can treatment take place at any time of the menstrual cycle?

What home care products to use?

The treatment is generally very well tolerated particularly with application of a topical anaesthetic cream before commencing. Some parts of the skin are more sensitive than others.

The treatment can take place at any time of the menstrual cycle.

Please discuss with your therapist.

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