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The ultimate in collagen induction treatments The Benefits of Skin Needling

  • Treat yourself to a vibrant, glowing complexion and turn back the clock on dull, tired skin.
  • Skin needling is a short, comfortable procedure performed under topical numbing cream. By creating microscopic trauma to the deeper layers of the skin, the release of an intensive cascade of growth and healing factors are triggered. This boosts the body’s natural collagen production, creating healthy, vibrant, renewed skin.
  • There is no heat energy delivered with skin needling, so it is safe to use on all skin types without the risk of pigmentation, which is a risk with laser and light based procedures.
  • Treatments can be targeted to any area of the body requiring skin rejuvenation. Most popularly, skin needling is used on problem areas such as: crows feet, forehead lines, under eye dark circles, neck or chest lines.

Prices and Packages

Choose the best micro-needling device on the market.

The Dermapen 4 is the most advanced skin needling technology available. Treat yourself to refreshed, rejuvenated skin at affordable prices.

Prices and Packages

All consultations with our Doctors, Nurses or Dermal therapists are free of charge.

Full face Dermapen4 to create an intensive collagen stimulation that tones and tightens ageing facial skin.

Why stop at the face. Treat yourself to a full face and neck Dermapen4 micro-needling treatment.

For a full face/neck and chest rejuvenation.


Treat yourself to a vibrant, glowing complexion and turn back the clock on dull, tired skin.

Treat yourself to a vibrant, glowing complexion and turn back the clock on dull, tired skin.

Choose the best skin care treatment for you The Dermapen vs the Dermaroller

Contour Clinics are one of the only clinics in the country with the Dermapen 4. The most advanced, safest, fully adjustable, bluetooth enabled skin needling device on the market.

Unlike dermal rolling, the Dermapen 4 delivers adjustable depth, precise micro-trauma specific to the area treated. This means we can treat all areas including the most delicate under eye skin, with virtually no downtime and minimal discomfort.

Why Choose Contour Clinics for your Dermapen4 Skin needling treatment?

Your satisfaction is our guarantee. Choose the very best in skin professionals. Every Dermapen4 treatment comes with:

  • A complimentary consultation and facial assessment.
  • Treatment with the latest, state-of-the-art skin needling device the Dermapen4.
  • Expert qualified dermal therapists performing all treatments.
  • A complimentary skincare trial pack and take home face mask.

Treatment Areas

Under eye region

Rejuvenate tired, thin under eye skin. Reduce dark circles. Treat fine lines and wrinkles.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a skin needling procedure involve?

After a personalised consultation with one of our medical professionals, a topical anaesthetic cream is applied to your skin. Without numbing cream, micro needling can be quite uncomfortable.

The skin is then cleaned prior to treatment.

Ultra-fine Dermapen needles are passed over the skin to induce microtraumas to the skins dermal layer. This will induce the production of new collagen fibres. These microneedles are single-use, sterile needle cartridges.

Different depths of needle deployment are used depending on the area treated. Anywhere from two to six passes are performed per area to ensure best results.

The procedure takes up to an hour depending on the body part treated.

Immediately post treatment a cooling face mask is applied to the skin with healing serums contained.

Some of our patients choose to undergo red/infrared LED light immediately post treatment to speed healing, and calm inflamed skin.

How many skin needling treatments are recommended?

We recommend an initial series of 3-5 treatments spaced 4- 6 weeks apart. Your cosmetic professional may recommend more or less depending on your concern.

How often should skin needling be done?

When starting out with an initial treatment course, we recommend re-treatment at 4-6 week intervals.

Once you have completed a treatment course. We recommend one session every 6-12 months depending on your concerns/use of at home skin care.

Is skin needling painful?

After topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) is applied, there is minimal discomfort.

The Dermapen uses ultra-thin needles, which further reduces any pain associated with the procedure.

When will I notice results?

The less invasive treatments such as superficial peels, light laser facials, the china doll facial and LED light therapy give almost immediate results. Whereas, our more invasive treatments including fractional laser, skin needling, vampire facials and deep peels may take a month or more to see results. However these more invasive treatments tend to have more noticeable and longer lasting results. Given collagen takes up to 90 days to renew, results will continue to gradually improve for at least 3 months.

What can you expect after microneedling?

Post treatment your skin will appear like it has a sunburn, with the occasional pin point crust.

Redness will often remain for 24-48 hours. Fairer skin types can experience longer periods of redness from 2-3 days.

You can wash your face in 8 hours. A mineral powder sunscreen makeup can be applied the day post treatment.

How long do skin needling results last?

This all depends on the age and baseline state of your skin.

Once you have completed a full course of skin needling treatments your results should maintain for at least a year before requiring maintenance sessions.

This is provided you continue to maintain an effective home skin care regimen

Is skin needling safe?

In the right hands, Skin needling is extremely safe.

Skin needling is technique dependant. You need only search online for horror results experienced with non-experienced/non-medical clinics, or dodgy DIY at home devices.

Contour Clinics nursing and dermal therapy professionals are among the most highly trained and experienced in the Country.  Trust the most experienced team in the Country. Trust Contour.

Is skin needling safe during pregnancy?

Skin needling uses topical anaesthetic to numb the area prior to treatment.

It is for this reason we do not recommend you have skin needling while pregnant.

Exposure to anaesthetic while pregnant is not recommended, unless there is an absolute medical indication (e.g. need for surgery etc.)

Are at-home skin needling/rollers safe

This is controversial. Many doctors feel at home devices may be dangerous at worst and ineffective at best.

The differences between in clinic and at home devices include:

  • At home devices do not penetrate as deep into the skin. This means the results are not as impressive.
  • In clinic treatments use a new set of micro-needles with each treatment. Keeping needles sharp means less unintended skin trauma, less risk of infection and less pain.
  • At home treatments significantly increase the risk of infection, as sterility cannot be assured outside of a qualified medical cosmetic facility.
  • Some at home rollers cause irregular damage to the surface of the skin, with the potential to result in permanent scarring.

What are the potential side effects of treatments?

Skin needling is a safe and effective method of skin rejuvenation with few, if any side effects. Skin redness is short lived and will fade within hours of treatment. Needle marks may persist for up to 48hrs but varies from patient to patient.

How do I prepare for my skin needling appointment?

You should arrive with the area to be treated free of makeup and moisturiser.

You should limit sun exposure in the week prior to and after treatment.

Cease any products containing retinols 48 hours prior.

If you are susceptible to cold sore outbreaks, trauma from micro-needles can trigger an outbreak. Inform your cosmetic professional prior to your appointment if you are prone to cold sores, so that you may start taking anti-viral treatments on the day of treatment.

Can I get fillers or anti-wrinkle treatments at the same time as skin needling?

It is safest to let your skin heal before having fillers or anti-wrinkle treatments.

We recommend 3-4 days prior to getting injectables after your needling sessions.

If you choose to get injectables first, you can have skin needling one week afterwards.

Can skin needling cause cold sores?

Skin needling can’t ’cause’ cold sores.

However, skin needling can trigger an outbreak if you have had previous outbreaks in and around the area to be treated.

Can skin needling cause scarring?

This is a very rare complication of skin needling. When using a TGA/FDA approved device like the dermapen, it is incredibly rare to cause scarring. In fact, the dermapen is used extensively in the treatment of scarring.

When inferior devices are used, or treatments are performed in inexperienced hands the risk of scarring is a much more frequent possibility.

Can skin needling make scars worse?

There are some scars that skin needling is not recommended to treat.

Treating keloid scars with any device that causes trauma to the skin can stimulate an excessive healing response that can worsens the appearance of scarring.

Skin Needling with Nadia Radi

Vicki is concerned with fine lines and wrinkles and after a thorough consultation and skin assessment, our Head Dermal Therapist Nadia will be performing a skin needling treatment for her. 

Skin Needling is a minimally invasive treatment, consisting of micro needles that create tiny, evenly-spaced punctures on the skin. The minor injury and bleeding triggers a “wound-healing” response in the skin. This results in increased collagen and elastin production.

Skin Needling can help:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Smooth uneven skin tone and pigment
- Reduce the appearance of scar tissue and stretch marks; and
- Increase the skin’s natural production of collagen

Skin Needing with Bachelorette winner, Carlin Sterritt

Skin Needling is one of the most effective dermal therapies for optimising skin regeneration. It’s a minimally invasive treatment, consisting of micro needles that create tiny, evenly-spaced punctures on the skin. The minor injury and bleeding triggers a “wound-healing” response in the skin. This results in increased collagen and elastin production.
Skin Needling can help:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Smooth uneven skin tone and pigment
- Reduce the appearance of scar tissue and stretch marks; and
- Increase the skin’s natural production of collagen

Skin Needling for Acne Scarring

Did you know that Dermapen Skin Needling can also assist with acne scarring? In this video, Sinead walks us through this treatment with Shonagh who suffers from acne scarring.

Treatments to Compliment

Chemical Peels

Exfoliate, hydrate and refresh skin with no downtime.

LED Light Therapy

LED phototherapy is the perfect non-invasive treatment for facial rejuvenation.

Morpheus8 Radio-Frequency Skin Needling

Treat yourself to the ultimate in collagen stimulation. The Morpheus 8 is second to none when it comes to skin tightening, acne scarring, pore reduction, and rejuvenation of skin tone and texture.


Anti-wrinkle injections act to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, giving a relaxed and naturally youthful appearance.

Treatment of acne scars with the Dermapen

The Dermapen causes targeted microtrauma to induce an intense, but organised collagen regeneration to smooth and rejuvenate acne scarred skin.

Discover the most advanced Skin Needling Platform worldwide

The Dermapen4 is the worlds first fully adjustable, bluetooth enabled, digital needling platform. This is the safest, most comfortable needling device on the market.

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Recent Reviews

Mia D Dec 20, 2020

The absolute best in Sydney. I would not go anywhere else to get anything done. Everyone I have encountered at this clinic has been so extremely warm and professional and put in so much time and effort to truly achieve your desired outcome. Can’t recommend this place enough, do not waste your money elsewhere.

Amanda K Feb 1, 2021

First time at Contour Clinics and was very happy with the whole experience. Easy to find, easy to park, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend and will be a regular from now on.

Rekka P Jan 20, 2021

Very happy with my experience at Contour Clinics Newtown. Everyone was so friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable during my treatment. Dr Josh made me feel so comfortable. I am so happy. I’ll definitely be back!

* Testimonials are from satisfied customers, results may vary. We offer complementary 1:1 consultations to understand your specific requirements before commencing treatment.


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