As part of the natural ageing process, UV breaks down collagen and elastin fibres, thinning the skin and losing its buoyancy, leading to fine lines, wrinkles and vascular looking skin.
Dermal needling, aka Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) uses micro-fine needles that perforate the capillary network creating a cascade of growth factors that eventually lead to collagen deposition, thickening the skin, padding out pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
Dermal needling is highly effective for:
We offer three methods of dermal needling – SkinPen, eDermaStamp and Dermal Roller.
SkinPen uses a sterile, single use needle cartridge that can be adjusted to determine the length of the microneedle appropriate for the skin concern that is being treated.
With SkinPen, Skinfuse Lift HG (a hydrogel product) is applied to the skin’s surface during the procedure. This is specifically formulated to use with SkinPen procedures to prevent friction and abrasion during the treatment. SkinPen may improve the appearance of melasma, pigmentation, acne and surgical scars and assists in the promotion of collagen and elastin.
eDermaStamp is a vibrational pen-like stamping device with a chamber that sits behind the needles and allows a peptide rich solution to be delivered at the time of treatment. We use this for our Vampire Facial Plus, to infuse the PRP solution.
The eDermaStamp is administered 4 – 6 weekly and has the advantage of a built-in chamber delivering the peptide solution and a much smaller head, allowing for more comfort during treatment and the ability to work closely in smaller areas such as the top lip and around the eye. It also has a function to alter the needle length depending on skin thickness (eg, longer needles for the cheeks and reduced needle length for the forehead, nose and eye area).
Dermal Roller is a cylindrical barrel with many micro fine needles inserted into the barrel which is rolled over the skin.
Dermal rolling has the advantage of being able to be administered 3 – 7 days apart for 6 treatments for optimum results.
All three methods offer excellent results and will suit different concerns and time frames.
You must have anInitial Skin Consultation before proceeding with your first treatment – regardless of if you have had this treatment elsewhere. This ensures you are fully educated and informed before proceeding with treatment.
Here you will be prescribed a tailored selection of medical grade skin care to help “prep” your skin for optimal results.
The skin is cleaned and sterilized. Generally the skin will need to be numbed to ensure your comfort. Therefore the treatment is considered painless. The tip will glide over your skin creating stimulating channels and an even flushing is the best indication for a perfect medical treatment. The treatment usually takes around 1.5 hours in total.
Since we are not using heat, yes the eDermaStamp can be used on any skin colour and skin type.
You will see results instantly. However collagen will grow from around the 6-week mark. Your skin will continue to improve over 6-12mths.
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last from 12 to 24 hours on average. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend topical healing minerals + hyaluronic acid to help hydrate the skin. Zinc sun protection is also recommended.
You must avoid AHAs, retinol (vitamin A) or anything acidic or ‘active’ for a minimum of 2 days.
Only use a soothing cleanser to clean, hyaluronic acid to help hydrate as your skin will become very dry. Copper + Zinc to help heal and protect.
We recommend homecare roller systems to help stimulate the skin and help penetrate ingredients deeper into it. Use every second day or up to once a week to see results.
We also suggest parking on Northcroft Street or Anzac Street using AT Pay & Display.
Anzac Street Carpark offers Pay & Display parking as well as monthly parking leases with casual parking from $1.
Street Parking (Northcroft Street)
First 2 hours – $1 per hour
Hours thereafter – $2 per hour
Monday – Saturday 6pm – 8am No Charge
Sunday and Public Holidays- No Charge
Motorcycle and Mobility parking P180 – No Charge
The Central Valet drop-off point is located on the corner of Gore and Tyler Streets, opposite Takutai Square. Drive in via the entrance on Gore Street, where you’ll be greeted by a friendly valet concierge. Just leave your engine running, take your ticket and off you go. Cars dropped here will be valet parked for you at Britomart Car Park. You can retrieve your car at any time by taking your valet ticket to Britomart Car Park Reception on the corner of Britomart Place and Scene Lane.
Valet parking is $20* for two hours (includes parking charges) $5 each additional half-hour to a daily maximum of $45 (to midnight). You just drop off your car and pick up a ticket, without the hassle of finding a parking space. It is available from 10am-8pm.
If you wish to park longer than two hours, until the end of June 2022 there is also special offer of half-price parking booked through www.mycarpark.co.nz which is available by using the special code on the landing page.
We’re also right beside Britomart Train Station and public transport is 50% off until the end of August 2022.