Natural skin needling.
We pride ourselves on giving you a natural, holistic skin rejuvenation treatment based on what your body actually needs, not filling it with plastic and chemicals.
Skin needling is a modern invention, whereby your skin is pricked with 100’s of microneedles in the form of a derma roller or derma pen. Qi Medicine offers a virtually painless treatment without bleeding or bruising, a walk-in walk-out procedure.
What does the dermal roller feel like?
During your session, you will feel a prickle or tingle on the skin. The needles on the roller are very fine and the sensation for many is very manageable. After your session, your face will feel slightly warm, with any redness clearing within a few hours of treatment.
How does skin needling affect my skin?
Skin needling with a dermal roller will leave extremely small micro tears in the skin’s surface. These are not visible and will not lead to scarring or disfiguration in any way. The bodies immune system will respond to these tears by re-building the matrix of the skin, namely collagen and elastin fibers (we all know how important collagen is for skin health!)
Over several sessions, the skin may grow stronger through this cellular regeneration effect. There are minimal side effects to this procedure and we do not use any chemicals, peels, fillers or plastics in the process. Simply put, we let the body do all the hard work by rebuilding your skin from the inside out.
Is dermal rolling safe?
Dermal rolling is one of the most minimally invasive ways to boost cellular repair in the skin, without the harmful side effects of injections, fillers, chemical peels and other nasty procedures. At Qi Medicine, we are all about natural and will use certified organic products during your treatment to boost the skin’s own natural healing capabilities.
Like all procedures, some side effects of skin needling are present. these include:
- Redness and swelling of the skin
- Some tenderness and sensitivity of skin
- allergic reaction to metals
- Feeling hot and uncomfortable in the face
Skin needling should not be used if you have:
Herpes labialis or any other local infection such as warts
Moderate to severe chronic skin disease such as eczema and psoriasis
Blood dyscrasias, patients on anticoagulant therapy
Extreme keloidal tendency
Currently ondergoing chemo/radiotherapy
Acne scarring can be emotionally painful, and we at Qi Medicine understand that you want to minimise acne scars as much as possible. Whilst skin needling will not erase all scarring and skin damage, it may help to soften scarring through the natural skin regeneration process.
Skin needling can be a better treatment option than laser treatment as some people do not tolerate the burning effects of laser treatment well. For those with dark complexions, skin needling could be a great option- laser is often not at all recommended for those with dark skin as it can affect the pigmentation of the skin.
What results can I expect?
Treatments will take time to take effect as the body will need time to heal. The formation of new collagen cells can often take several weeks to months, a little longer the older we get. Whilst treatment will never erase all signs of ageing, skin needling might help your skin to look as fresh as possible, for someone of your age and lifestyle. Below are some results at the Qi Medicine clinic. These photos have not been altered in any way.
Skin needling before and after at the Qi Medicine clinic.
What should I expect in a session?
Because at Qi Medicine we are real doctors of traditional Chinese medicine (not just beauty therapists) we take great care in providing you with the most natural, holistic treatment possible. We know that many skin problems such as premature ageing, redness and pigmentation can be a sign of more severe underlying health imbalances.
The face is a beacon, therefore when your health is poor the face is the first place it will show. Qi Medicine offers comprehensive facial rejuvenation and cosmetic acupuncture designed to not only address your cosmetic issues but also boost your health from within with traditional medicine.
Why would I choose this over say, laser?
Good question! Lasers-by their very nature- burn the skin and peel away the top protective layer of the epidermis. This can leave the skin vulnerable to infection, may lead to scarring, and is overall very traumatic for the skin. Skin needling does not burn the skin in this way.
What is the cost?
We know what some other salons are charging for their treatments- and it is a little over the top. Qi Medicine will not charge you in excess of $350 per treatment because we are an ethically run clinic, and we like to keep things fair for everyone. Qi Medicine should be your first choice for skin needling in Melbourne.
See our pricing page here