Skin Needling Brisbane & Darwin

Why Skin Needling?


Our skin needling treatments are available in our Brisbane and Darwin clinics – read more below then book your appointment with us online.

Skin needling can strengthen your collagen fibres and reduce the
appearance of fine lines, making it a suitable treatment for many areas of the body.

Through this response, the body regenerates collagen, thereby
remodelling the skin’s elasticity, tone, and texture.

What To Expect From Skin Needling

Cosmetic skin needling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a treatment to improve your skin texture, smooth wrinkles and fine lines, and soften scars. It is suitable for all skin types and all areas of the face, neck, decolletage and back.

Skin needling is performed with a medical grade instrument with stainless steel micro needles 2.0mm in length in either our Brisbane or Darwin clinic.

Hyaluronic acid gel and niacinamide may be used during the treatment to help hydrate the skin and minimise fine lines. A cosmetic needling treatment promotes the natural production of collagen and elastin, making the skin feel smoother and tighter.

A skin needling treatment is minimally invasive and creates only microscopic punctures in the epidermis.

With minimal damage to the epidermis, collagen production is significantly faster compared to more aggressive treatments .

What skin conditions would benefit from this treatment?

  • Acne or acnetic skin.
  • Enlarged pores.
  • Skin with surgical and injury induced scarring.
  • Ageing skin; those looking to minimise fine lines and wrinkles (especially perioral and infraorbital regions).
  • Dry skin types.
  • Skin with poor texture and laxity.
  • All Fitzpatrick skin types.

When is skin needling not suitable?
CIT should not be performed within 2 weeks of having anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, chemical peels, waxing, depilatory creams, electrolysis, laser or IPL in the area to be treated. The treatment is also not to be performed on raised moles, warts or lesions.

Prior to commencing the treatment, please notify your nurse of any allergies you may have to specific ingredients, or medication you may be taking.

IT is not recommended for clients who:

  • Are pregnant or lactating.
  • Have active herpes, acne lesions, open cuts, wounds or sunburnt skin. However, once resolved the treatment can proceed after 2 weeks.
  • Suffer from medical conditions such as diabetes and blood clotting disorders.

Possible side effects of skin needling;

  • Redness of the skin for 1-3 days following the treatment.
  • Minor post treatment swelling for 1-3 days.
  • Weeping of the skin during the first 24 hours.
  • Mild discomfort during the treatment.
  • Possible blood spotting during treatment.
  • Possible bruising post treatment.
  • Possible skin grazing over concentrated areas after the treatment.
  • If prone to cold sores, the treated area may become infected if there is a herpes episode during this period.
  • Bacterial infection possible but very rare. Skin must be kept clean and hydrated post treatment.

The above side effects are a guide only. Significant down time is to be expected post a medical grade skin needling treatment. This is further explained during your skin needling consult at either our Brisbane or Darwin clinic.

Pre Skin Needling Treatment Care

Prior to skin and face needling it is advised to prepare the skin with active ingredients to maximise the benefits and ensure a safe and effective treatment. It is recommended that retinol/vitamin A is applied for a minimum 2 weeks prior to commencing the treatment. In some cases we may suggest prepping your skin for 4 weeks prior to treatment. This is discussed during your complimentary consultation after a skin assessment.

We recommend prepping the skin with Skin Health Sciences Signature REM serum – a 3 in one serum that has powerful activities to assist with recovery and enhancing your clinic results from treatment. More information about the REM serum can be found via the Skin Health Science website

This is a serum that is applied nightly and is discussed during your complimentary in clinic consult at our Brisbane or Darwin locations.

Post Skin Needling Treatment Care

  • Do not use skin care with active ingredients (Hydroxy Acids, Retinol and L-Ascorbic Acid) for 4 to 5 days or until all inflammation subsides.
  • Do not touch or rub the face immediately following the treatment.
  • Do not use spray tan products for 48 – 72 hours.
  • Avoid UV exposure, saunas, spas or chlorinated pools for 48 hours.

Post skin needling home care routine
After-care is vital to maximise the results of your needling. Cleanse and moisturise the face or treatment area with Cetaphil or QV wash for the next 4 to 5 days. Please note: check for sunscreen additives in your neutral moisturiser. The skin will sting and feel irritated if this is applied within the first 24 hours post treatment.

No significant sun exposure for 4 to 5 days post treatment. Ensure active sun protection for incidental sun exposure from 24 hours post treatment. SUN PROTECTION must be carried out at all times for age prevention.

Resume your normal skincare regimen (with active ingredients) when there are no signs of inflammation to the skin. This is typically 4 to 5 days post your treatment.

Maximise your results:

Wearing make up post treatment:
Avoid using makeup for a minimum of 24 hours post your treatment.

As your skin can be sensitive in the days following a treatment, opt for high quality mineral makeup to conceal redness and protect the skin from sun damage.

After 24 hours, Mineral makeup can be applied. We recommend avoiding heavy application as your skin is still healing.

Skin Needling Treatment Pricing

As per regulatory requirements set by our governing bodies, all pricing details for treatments are disclosed during an in-person, complimentary consultation at our clinic locations.

Skin Needling Brisbane Clinic

Cosmetic Injectables Brisbane

1007 Stanley Street East,
East Brisbane, QLD
Phone: 0422 710 926

Monday by request
Tuesday-Friday 9am-5.30pm
Saturday 9am-2pm

Skin Needling Darwin Clinic

Cosmetic Injectables Darwin

Shop 1-2/127 Flynn Circuit,
Bellamack, Darwin NT 0832
Phone: 0484 087 745

Monday by request

Tuesday-Friday 9am-5.30pm

Thursday 9am-20.30pm

Sat 930am-2.30pm

Frequently Asked Questions

It is possible to experience breakouts after skin needling. However, these break outs should be mild and clear up on their own. Avoid picking at your skin, as this can lead to scarring. The severity of skin needling side effects can also depends on how you prepare for the procedure. We do recommend prepping your skin for 2 to 4 weeks prior to treatment with our Signature REM serum by Skin Health Science to help control and minimise breakouts.

Discoloration caused by skin needling is rare, but can occur. Post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation can occur and is most often the result of sun exposure too soon after treatment. We do recommend caring for your skin post treatment and following all post treatment care instructions given.

No, we advise patients to avoid exercise and sweating right after skin needling for 24 to 48hrs, as it can contribute to irritation and swelling while potentially exposing the skin to bacteria and unnecessary sun exposure.

Skin needling can be safely done about once a month or every 4 to 6 weeks.

Yes, skin needling can assist with reducing acne breakouts. If you have a current outbreak an important assessment will be required to determine treatment suitability. If you skin is too inflamed there is a risk of transferring the spread of bacteria in the skin, we recommend holding off until the breakout is under control. Skin needling can help treat acne scars by promoting the growth of new skin cells, it can assist with controlling acne breakouts by reducing the production of sebum, which makes your skin oily.

No, you will be able to start wearing makeup 2 – 3 days after your appointment. Applying makeup after skin needling could cause a reaction and spread bacteria on the skin.

The skin needling process creates micro injuries on targeted areas to trigger your skin’s natural wound healing response. This creates new collagen and elastin which then creates the appearance of smaller pores

$350 in clinic or $399 with a LED or Vitamin Infusion

Skin needling is generally considered safe during pregnancy, particularly if using shallow needles, but it doesn’t come without risks. Through the process of creating micro-tears in the skin, it introduces an increased risk of infection. No numbing cream can be applied either. We recommend holding off treatment until you are no longer breast feeding. It is important to note that antibiotics and other medications may be required to assist with treating post treatment complications. These antibiotics or other medications used may not be safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Yes & no, we can avoid the areas of pimples if there is only one or two. However, it is preferred to not proceed with the treatment as there is a risk of spreading bacteria across the skin. An in clinic assessment with your clinician in clinic is required to determine suitability to proceed with treatment.

Yes, as skin needling treatments penetrates the skin with the micro punctures it triggers the body’s natural healing process, generating new collagen and elastin cells. The result is tighter, firmer, softer, healthier and younger looking skin.

Our Registered Nurses

Samantha Hair - Cosmetic Nurse Registration number: NMW0001474258

Samantha - Registered Nurse

Samantha is a Cosmetic Nurse Injector, with 13 years clinical experience within the healthcare industry.

Jessica Whalley Cosmetic Nurse registration number: NMW0001470678

Jessica - Registered Nurse

With 15 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, Jessica has built the fundamentals needed to provide her clients with the best possible care.

Molly Brown Cosmetic Nurse registration number: NMW0001463161

Molly - Registered Nurse

Highly accomplished Registered Nurse with over ten years’ experience; a strong knowledge of cosmetic medicine, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery (pre-, peri- and post-operative).