Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does Microneedling Work? Open or Close

    Microneedling is also referred to as Skin Needling, Collagen Induction Therapy and Micro-Needle Therapy. Micro-Needling is the ultimate non-surgical and non-ablative treatment

    As the very fine microneedles puncture the skin, they trigger the bodys healing response. This “minor trauma” that is caused in the lower leverls of the dermis stimulates the body to start naturally producing protiens and collagen. Microneedling leads to increased production of Elastin, Collagen and improved circulation in the area.Through the process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.

  • What can be treated with the Dermica Pen? Open or Close

    The following imperfections can be treated with the Dermica Pen

    Fine lines & Wrinkles
    Open Pores
    Aging and sagging skin
    Sun damage & Pigmentation
    Small pockets of cellulite
    Stretch Marks Acne & chicken pox scarring
    Suitable for Face, Neck, Decolletage & Body

  • Advantages of Microneedling Open or Close

    The advantages of Microneedling include the following: -

    Visual and noticeable improvement in a few days from the first treatment
    Cost effective – there’s no expensive investment needed unlike equipments such as laser.
    Short healing time (1/2 ~ 1 day) - No permanent damage or injury
    No bruising, infection, discolouration or other complications
    Extremely high absorption of any active ingredients
    Almost all skin types can be treated
    Thickens the dermis without damaging or removing epidermis

  • How soon will a client notice the difference? Open or Close

    How soon will my customer notice a difference?

    You will see an immediate difference in the skin. Once the erethymea subsides there will be a lovely healthy glow from the skin. There will be an immediate tightening and plumping of the skin, however, this will be most noticeable from around 2 weeks after the treatment.

  • What are the Contraindications to Microneedling Open or Close
    • Prone to keloid or raised scarring
    • Eczema, Psoriasis and other chronic conditions (precaution)
    • History of actinic (solar) keratosis
    • Current outbreak of Herpes Simplex (cold sores) infections
    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • Scleroderma
    • Collegen vascular deseases
    • Cardiac abnormalities (precaution - numbing agent)
    • Blood clotting problems
    • Active bacterial or fungal infection
    • Immuno-suppression
    • Scars less than 6 months old
    • Facial fillers in the past 4 weeks
    • Pregnancy or breast feeding
    • Currently on treatment for cancer
    • HIV / Aids Positive
    • Radiotherapy in the last 6 months
    • Accutane therapy (roaccutane) in the last 3 months
    • Active Acne Pustules should be avoided
    • Allergy to Lydocaine
    • Chemical peels - face must be fully healed before microneedling


  • What is the difference between microneedling and laser treatments? Open or Close

    The difference between Microneedling and Laser treatments is as follows: -

    Laser treatments cannot be done on skin of colour, while skin is tanned, while wearing false tan or if the skin is going to be exposed to the sun (hypersensitivity to the sun). Microneedling is safe on all skin types.
    Laser treatments burn the epidermus, therfore they cause thinning of the skin; which makes it more suseptible to lines & wrinkles. Microneedling thickens the outer layer of skin.

  • How many treatments do I need? Open or Close
    • For Collagen Induction (and Skin ReJuvenation) we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum seperation time of 4 weeks between treatments.
    • Most people will begin to see results after the first treatment.


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Telephone: (087)6570-170 

Redgap, Monasterboice,
Co. Louth A92 W2K7