Skin Needling

Microneedling Auckland

Skin needling uses micro-needling technology and has a phenomenal effect on collagen and elastin rejuvenation. At The Aesthetics Centre we use the SkinPen device.



Micro-channels are created on the skin surface by the tiny needles in the SkinPen. The damaged skin then releases numerous growth factors that stimulate new collagen production in the skin.  Active ingredients can be delivered to the deeper layers of the skin through these micro-channels. This results in improved skin texture, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, broken down scar tissue and pigmentation treatment. The small footprint of the device makes it ideal for treating hard to reach areas such as around the eyes, nose and mouth.

You will need a clinical assessment to see if your concerns will be appropriately treated with skin needling. Before the treatment, the skin is cleaned of all make up and a topical local anaesthetic is applied to the skin for a more comfortable treatment. The SkinPen is then moved across the skin at a pre-set depth for several passes. Usually, a hyaluronic acid serum is used to improve the glide of the pen. Different topical agents can be applied to the skin depending on the condition being treated.


Downtime can differ dependent on the depth of the treatment, varying from no downtime to 3-5 days downtime. You can expect some redness and swelling, especially if your skin is sensitive. If we perform an aggressive treatment, redness and swelling can last anything from 2-5 days.

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  • Full face
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Hands
  • Localised areas on the body
  • Stretch Marks
  • Scars
We recommend 3-4 treatments at monthly intervals initially followed by maintenance treatments every 6+ months.

Absolute Contra-indications


  • Scleroderma (connective tissue disease)
  • Collagen vascular disease or cardiac abnormalities
  • Rosacea and blood clotting
  • Active bacterial or fungal infections
  • Immune suppression
  • scars less than 6 months old




  • Keloid scarring
  • History of eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions
  •  History of actinic (solar) keratosis
  •  History of herpes simplex infection (need to go on preventative medicine before and after the treatment)
  • Diabetes
  • Presence of raised moles, warts or any raised lesion in the treatment area.
Skin needling is safe. It must be performed by a trained professional and it is important to follow after care advise for best results.