SkinPen® Skin Needling is a non-sugical method for tissue rejuvenation and regeneration


Avenue Advanced Skin Care chooses to use SkinPen® skin needling technology to provide exceptional results in skin rejuvenation in Melbourne.

SkinPen® results have been graded based on the G.Lemperle Wrinkle Assessment Scale, the Clinician’s Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (CGAIS), and the Subject Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS). The research is clear.

SkinPen® gives your skin the reset that it needs. Not only is SkinPen® the first FDA-cleared microneedling device, but it’s also made in the USA – which means it’s rigorously tested for safety.

What Is Skin Needling?

Skin Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy – CIT) is a treatment designed to improve skin texture, smooth wrinkles, fine lines and soften scars and stretch marks. It is suitable for all skin types and all areas of the face, neck, décolletage and body.

Skin Needling in Melbourne is a minimally invasive treatment that uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries to the skin. These micro-injuries induce a natural wound healing response of the skin, which creates a release of growth factors to the area and furthermore the depositing of new collagen and elastin.

Inspired by acupuncture, skin needling uses special skin rollers containing hundreds of fine surgical steel needles, which are applied to the skin’s upper dermis, encouraging the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. The aim is smoother skin and the reduction of scars and stretch marks.

Skin needling has evolved considerably since first being developed in the late 1990s and skin care clinics now employ a variety of different instruments and different needle shapes and sizes when performing needling on patients.

Why Use SkinPen®?

SkinPen® is clinically proven to fight the appearance of neck wrinkles and reduce the appearance of acne scars. In fact, 90% of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the treatment to friends and family. It’s a minimally invasive procedure performed in-office with little to no downtime. As the first FDA-cleared microneedling device, SkinPen® sets the industry standard for safety.

How does SkinPen® work?

SkinPen® creates hundreds to thousands of “micro” skin punctures per second to stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process – inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling – to prompt tissue remodeling without causing scar tissue formation. Most patients can return to normal activities within 24 hours.

Conditions treated

Fine lines & wrinkles

Sagging, loose skin

Enlarged, open pores

Hyper-pigmentation, sun damage and age spots

Acne scarring

Stretch marks

Surgical scars

Accidental and trauma scars


Results may vary from patient to patient.


This treatment can be used to treat the face, neck, and décolletage as well as any other areas of the body that may suffer from the conditions mentioned above.

For Skin Needling treatments greater than 1.0mm deep, a topical anaesthetic is applied prior to the treatment to minimise discomfort; all that is felt is a mild vibrating sensation with light pressure. Unlike other methods of needling, such as rollers, the oscillating needle pen technology distracts nerve receptors allowing for a relatively comfortable and fast treatment.

Typically, six treatments are recommended, and are usually spaced approximately one week apart for best results. Your Dermal Clinician will discuss your treatment goals and personal situation to determine the optimal number of treatments you will need and the appointment spacing you require.

Immediately after your treatment you will experience mild redness and heat for up to 24 hours. It is also normal to experience petechiae, or small blood blisters, which usually disappear 1-2 days post treatment. You may also experience some minor itching and flaking for 3-4 days post treatment.

You will begin to see results approximately eight weeks after your first treatment. You will see positive signs of rejuvenation immediately after your treatment as well, due to the lifting and tightening of the skin that occurs due to collagen shrinkage.

This will last approximately one week, and will then be replaced by the longer-term collagen tightening that takes place when your skin conducts its own wound healing process. At this point, your treated areas will experience sustained improvement for up to three to six months after treatment.

Our vast experience, meticulous training, and clinically-proven techniques make us the leading clinic for skin needling across Melbourne.

At Avenue Advanced Skin Care, we follow the most up-to-date needling protocols from Environ, a leading skin care company that performs clinical trials to determine industry best practice.

Our clients are able to achieve incredible long-term results thanks to a combination of specifically designed at-home cosmeceutical routines and in-clinic procedures.

To find out more about our DermaPen® Skin Needling packages, please speak to one of our Dermal Clinicians on 03 9521 5533.


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