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Dermal Rolling

The Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic offers safe and effective skin needling in Melbourne CBD, Mt Waverley and Hawthorn at our conveniently located clinics. Check out some skin needling before and after photos.

Q & A

What is skin needling?

Skin needling is a regenerative treatment designed to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process, to improve the appearance of uneven tone, wrinkles, pigmentation and scarring. Sometimes referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy or derma rolling, the procedure uses multiple fine needles (attached to a manual pressing or derma roller device) that create microscopic punctures in the skin. These punctures stimulate the body’s release of collagen to heal the ‘wounds’. The size of the needles and manual pressure used will differ according to the condition and area being treated by the derma rolling; stretch marks on the body and enlarged pores on the face will require different courses of treatment, for example.

What conditions can be treated at a clinic near me?

Derma rolling is most commonly used on the face, however, it can also be used to treat the neck, hands, chest and back.

What conditions can be treated?

This treatment has had proven results for a number of skin conditions and issues. Below are some common uses for skin needling:

    • Stretch marks – Often caused by hormones, weight gain and pregnancy, stretch marks can occur on the stomach, thighs, hips and other areas and cause individuals to feel self-conscious. Fortunately, skin needling provides a solution that minimises the appearance of stretch marks.
    • Wrinkles and fine lines – Wrinkles and fine lines on the face can be caused by ageing, excess sun exposure and repetitive facial movements. At Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic, we offer skin needling to help you rediscover youthful, smooth skin.
    • Uneven skin texture and tone – Uneven skin texture and tone can occur as a result of scarring, acne and other skin conditions. If you’re looking for a solution to even out the tone and texture of your skin, skin needling is a suitable treatment that can achieve excellent results.
    • Scarring (including acne scarring) – If you’re suffering from scarring on the face and body, whether caused by acne or injury, derma rolling can help trigger the body’s natural healing response and minimise their appearance.
    • Pigmentation – Pigmentation problems can cause a lot of distress for sufferers, particularly if the pigmentation is located in a visible area such as the face. Fortunately, Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic offers skin needling to reduce pigmentation on the face and body.
    • Loss of elasticity – Loss of skin elasticity is an inevitable sign of the natural ageing process. However, skin needling can help to improve skin elasticity by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
    • Hair loss or thinning – Hair loss and thinning hair can cause both males and females alike to feel self-conscious. If you’re suffering from thinning out hair and you’re looking for a solution, skin needling has shown promising results when it comes to stimulating hair growth.
    • Sun damaged skin – Excess sun exposure can cause damage to the skin, including dryness and fine lines. Skin needling offers a way to repair sun damaged skin naturally using the body’s own healing process.

What are the advantages?

The skin needling before and after photos are testament to the potential of the derma roller. Stretch marks, fine lines and even thinning hair have all been seen to improve over the course of a number of sessions. Unlike some skin rejuvenation methods, skin needling treatments stimulate the dermis without removing the skin’s healthy top layer, resulting in less healing time and no risk of permanent damage, such as hyperpigmentation.

How many treatments will I need?

When you visit us for derma rolling in Melbourne, you will be advised on the number of sessions required to achieve best results by your practitioner. Approximately 3-4 sessions are usually required over several months to achieve the desired result. However, you should begin to notice an improvement in the tone and texture of your skin within 6-8 weeks following treatment. This improvement will continue over the subsequent months.

Does it hurt?

To minimise discomfort, we can apply a topical anaesthetic cream 30–60 mins before treatment. This means you should only feel a slight pressure from the derma roller during the procedure. You may also experience some sensitivity for the first 24-48 hours following your skin needling treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Depending on the extent of your procedure, you may experience:

  • Some swelling, redness and tenderness for 24-48 hours post-treatment
  • Bruising and swelling 2-4 days post-treatment
  • Tightness, flaking and crusting of the skin 3-5 days post-treatment
  • Longer-term side effects are exceptionally rare, but can include changes in skin colour, delayed swelling and infection.

Skin needling before and after care is relatively minimal.

Is there a clinic in my area?

With convenient locations in Hawthorn, Melbourne CBD, Mt Waverley and Viewbank, there’s sure to be a clinic nearby. Click here to learn more.

Pre-Post Care

Pre-Treatment Care

We advise our Melbourne skin needling treatment clients avoid UV exposure prior to treatment.

Post-Treatment Care

Your practitioner will advise you of your personal post-treatment care plan. However, generally speaking, you should avoid the following after a skin needling treatment:

  • UV exposure (whether in the sun or solarium)
  • Harsh skin cleansers and other products, such as those containing: AHAs (Glycolic and Lactic Acids) or BHAs (Salicylic Acid, Benzyol Peroxide, Retinol, Vitamin A and Vitamin C) for a minimum 4 days
  • Perfumed skin products or cosmetics for a minimum 4 days
  • Shaving
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Saunas
  • Chlorinated water
  • Cosmetic tattooing


Depending on the extent of your treatment, recovery time will range from 3-7 days. For more information on our services for derma rolling in Melbourne, or to ask “is there a clinic near me?”, please contact us.

Post-Treatment Care For Laser Hair Removal

before and After


Derma Rolling Before


Derma Rolling After


Before Derma Rolling


After Derma Rolling

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