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Micro Needling + Oxygen (AGING/ACNE SCAR)


How Does Microneedling Work?

Micro-needling is also known as skin rolling or dermal rolling which involves rolling a device covered with an array of tiny needles over the skin to create micro channels or controlled micro-injuries which kick your cells into repair mode, without causing it any permanent damage. This process kickstarts the cellular regeneration in collagen, elastin and hyaluronic production and allows better penetration of cosmecuetical grade skin care products into the layers of the skin. 

Microneedling harnesses the body's own healing response making it a completely natural treatment:

  • Elastin fibres are shortened straight after treatment making the skin feel tight
  • Collagen induction begins approximately 48 hours after treatment
  • Collagen type III is slowly replaced with Collagen type I over a 3-12 month period
  • The Collagen produced will last 2+ years

Benefits of Microneedling

  • Reduce signs of aging (fine lines/wrinkles/skin tone/texture)
  • Reduce stretch marks
  • Diminishment of large pores
  • Reduced sun damage and pigmentation
  • Diminished crow’s feet, and under-eye puffiness
  • Reduced acne breakouts
  • Diminished signs of rosacea
  • Increased penetration of skincare products
  • Improved health and function of skin cells
  • Improved circulation
  • Increased oxygenation

What Are Microchannels?

When microneedles create microchannels, it allows topically applied skin care (with it's active ingredients) to be fully absorbed by the skin. Without microneedling 7-10% products are absorbed but with microneedling 80%+ products are absorbed.

How The Microneedling Program Works At Dermaly

We aim for healthy skin! Acheiving healthy skin requires more than just recieving a quick fix for surface beauty. Our client and Dermaly teamwork approach ensures we maximize your results that is ongoing and long term.

Two Types of Skin Roller

A shallow epidermal skin roller for personal use at home has needles of just 0.2mm in length. The deeper skin roller has 0.5+mm long needles, specially designed for professional (that is ‘in clinic’) treatments. Results can be achieved by both personal and professional treatments and using them strategically to compliment each other can make the benefits cumulative for both the skin’s appearance and long-term cellular function.

Client Approach- Personal Care


  • Stimulates at the epidermal level
  • Supports collagen formation, increase cell communication, increases topical nutrition of skin care active ingredients for improved skin function
  • Increases skin care product absorption up to 2 hours post treatment
  • Use between once and several times per week

In general, the shorter the needles, the more tolerated the treatment will be. Use a personal skin roller for skin maintenance and to complement your clinic treatments.

Dermaly Approach- In Treatment


  • Stimulates at the dermal level
  • Triggers collagen production-collagen produced for up to 2 yeras and can last up to 7 years
  • Increases skin care absorption up to 8 hours post treatment
  • Treatments through out the year keep collagen production up and optimal to counteract natural destruction

Needles shorter than those on a professional skin roller can’t trigger the biological processes that induce collagen. That’s why professional treatment is vital if your goal is to improve acne-scarring, fine lines or stretch marks – for results beyond those that can be achieved at home.

How Often Are We To Get Micro Needling Done?

UNDER 30 YEARS: 2x per year for prevention of collagen loss 
30-45 YEARS: 4x per year for maintnenance of collagen production
45+ YEARS: 4-6x per year to supplement collagen production

As an option to jumpstart the results, a series of 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart works well when initially beginning a microneedling treatments and then moving to the treatment timing above.

What To Expect Post Treatment?

RIGHT AFTER: Edema, erythema and mild swelling (the degree depends on each person). Skin will feel tighter, firmer and immediatley looks more vibrant-fresh and dewy. 

FIRST 1-2 HOURS: Edema, erythema and mild swelling starts to subside. Skin continues to look more firm, lifted and glowing. Appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will decrease. 

DAY 1-3: Edema, erythema and mild swelling continues to subside
Your white blood cells remove damaged tissue triggering new skin regeneration and release of growth factors

DAY 3 -5: Increased exfoliation and dryness
Formation of new blood vessels to supply oxygen and nutrients, formation of new collagen fibers and new skin cells

DAY 5-20: Improvement in texture and tone
Continued rebuilding of new collagen, during this phase home rolling is recommended to stimulate additional growth factor

Days 20-28 DAYS TO 2 YEARS: Improvement in pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and scars begin 
The final phase in healing where collagen matures and is transformed into collagen type I.

What Products Are Recommended Post Treatment?

Working with the skin that is fully absorbant (exposed due to needles) is very different as we need to respect the skin when the surface barrier is wide open. Concentrations of active ingredients found in traditional skin care tend to be higher so the percentage of what gets applied can penetrate the skin.

Applying these same formulations to exposed skin (from microneedling) can be too strong causing irritation and sensitivity.

To avoid this, the home care kit is recommended which includes skin care products that are specifically formuated and tested for post care. Avoiding potentially toxic ingredients found in regular skin care/cosmectic products is strongly recommended. 

What Makes Microneedling At Dermaly Different?


1) Our new Micro-Needling sessions begin with an Oxygen Infusion

Hydrating and feeding a blend of multivitamins, minerals and collagen-boosting nutrients to the skin helps to reduce sensitivity and prepares the skin to optimum condition. Proper skin preparation can significantly improve results, your quality of recovery and reduce the dryness that can accompany the recovery period.

Dry micro-needling is effective but accompanying the rolling procedure with serums can significantly improve the efficacy of the treatment. That’s why we team the skin needling procedure with our Oxygen Infusion loaded with vitamins, peptides and collagen boosting ingredients.

The result? A carefully designed treatment to give you the best results in every step of the process.

  • Cleansing
    Ultra gentle cleansing to rinse away surface oils and impurities without stripping or drying the skin- Free of sulphate, soap, fragrance and dyes.
  • Exfoliation
    Erase away dulling skin, excess oils and impurities to expose radiant skin with a healing and hydrating scrub 
  • Tone
    Prepare and restore the skins' suppleness, with Hyaluronic Acid and Pure Zermatt Glacial Water with Minerals, and to receive maximum benefits from the products that follow
  • Oxygen Infusion
    Application of signature blend of vitamins, minerals and collagen boosting ingredients with pure oxygen



2) Microneedling Session

  • Microneedling is performed gently across the skin in small patches all over neck and face. (Will feel equivalent to micro dermabrasion sensation)
  • Application of Revitalization Serum with 100% natural nutrient rich ingredients with infusion of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants plus anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties to feed and nourish the skin
  • Application of Essential Face Oil, a natural rich blend of oils from green tea, jojoba, ginseng, cypress to name a few, with anti-inflammaotry, antioxidants and hydrating properties to feed and nourish the skin while helping to restore the lipid barrier and balance the skin 
  • Application of Sunscreen to protect surface skin from premature aging and damage caused from exposure of UVA and UVB

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