pigment, acne, ageing, rosacea, scars, lines and wrinkles, elasticity


pigment, acne, ageing, rosacea, scars, lines and wrinkles, elasticity

DERMAPEN & micro needling


Microneedling is one of the best proven methods of changing the quality, elasticity, tone and texture of the skin. Suitable for all skin types, it can give your skin a highly effective long term boost. Treatment is quick, and can be modified specifically for your skin type and needs, by controlling the style and depth of needling, the active ingredients, the course of treatments. 

So, an all-round super rejuvenating treatment, in a relatively low-tech delivery. The Good Skin Place® uses the Dermapen, which is the world leading microneedling device. Dermapen motorised pen delivers 1300 micro needling channels to your skin per second, at minutely controlled depths. Which is a big deal. Why is this? Well, microneedling works in two ways:

First, the microneedle injuries themselves cause a trauma to the skin which sets up a healing reaction – fibroblasts are stimulated to produce collagen. And collagen, as we all know, is the holy grail of improving skin texture and elasticity.

Second, we use the microchannels opened in the skin to introduce active ingredients more deeply into the skin than is possible with normal cosmeceutical absorbtion. So, active peptides, vitamins, acids, cocktails – depending on the specific needs of your skin.


Highly effective allround conditioning treatment, much fresher skin, and quick recovery
My rosacea is so much better, much less flushed since the needling


Dermapen creates physiological balance and correction of the skin’s biological processes which you just can’t get from surface exfoliating treatments or from injectables. This has a real impact on the quality and texture of the skin. And its good for all skin types and colours.


Skin tightening and remodelling
Natural collagen induction, lifting and rejuvenation
Improves fine lines and wrinkles
Improves acne scars
Minimises large pores
Improves hyper-pigmentation
Improves stretch marks
Aids penetration of active ingredients

Skin rejuvenation
Ageing/rhytids/ wrinkles
Ultraviolet damage
Hyperpigmentation (darker pigmented areas)
Hypopigmentation (lighter pigmented areas)
Telangiectasia (fine flushing veins)
Problematic breakouts/acne
Enlarged or dilated pores
Keratosis Pilaris
Striae or stretchmarks
Poikiloderma areas of hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, telangiectasias and atrophy on the neck and cheeks
The development of collagen induction therapy, or using needles for cosmetic application can be traced to the early 1990s. A Canadian Dr Andre Camirand noticed that facial scar tissue which had been cosmetically tattooed to blend with surrounding skin started over time to naturally repigment, retexture and reduce the original scar tissue. His experiments with needling led to the creation of a pioneering dermal stamp by South African doctor Des Fernandes. The proven collagen induction which was possible with this needling then paved the way to the development of roller needles, and the Dermaroller.

The mechanical action of the rollers however created an cut across the skin, which can cause unnecessary pain and also tissue disruption that does not lead directly to collagen stimulation.
In 2010 Australian developer Steve Marshall revolutionised skin needling with the engineering of the Dermapen, which as become the gold standard for microneedling, supported by ongoing research into techniques, combination therapies, and active ingredients

Comparisons between the Dermapen and the Dermaroller, showing the cleaner more effective penetration of the skin. Add to this Dermapen’s ability to make 1300 exact micro channels per second to precise variable depths in increments of 0.1mm – and you will understand the motivation for using this high-tech device for collagen induction


There are various needling devices available, at The Good Skin Place® I prefer to use the Dermapen, an FDA approved medically engineered device that is proven to provide less discomfort, with minimal to no downtime.

It produces better results than conventional Dermaroller treatments because the depth of needle penetration can be altered during treatment. This can ensure a completely bespoke treatment plan to minimise discomfort and maximise results around sensitive and not so sensitive areas. Dermapen offers me great precision with treatments. The tip of the pen is small, allowing it to pass closer to the eyes and nose for a more effective treatment in those areas that are of great concern to many. The fast vibration of the Dermapen also helps to reduce discomfort.

Needling has many terms PCI (percutaneous collagen induction), CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy), SRT (Scar Rejuvenation Therapy) and microneedling.


A full consultation will determine the best course of treatment for you, this may include combinations of deeper and lighter Dermapen treatments, and a range of different active products.
Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and (if you choose to) a topical anaesthetic applied and left for 30 minutes. The needling itself is relatively quick, and is carried out using a single-use sterile needle cartridge and following strict guidelines for an aseptic work environment.

Long term results and skin health are achieved by a course of micro-needling treatments, regular advanced clinical facials and accompanied by a preventative, corrective and protective skincare programme.


Day 1: Immediately after treatment, you will feel heat, there will be redness and you may have slight puffiness. This varies between people. After an hour or so it calms down and can be likened to deep sunburn. Keep your skin well moisturised with a plain moisturiser.

Day 2: A red or pink hue persists like a moderate sunburn. Light swelling may be noticeable on waking, but this usually subsides as the day goes on.

Day 3: Skin may still be slightly pink. The slight swelling has usually subsided.
On subsequent days the skin may feel tight and dry. Use loads of moisturiser. It is not unusual for the skin to be itchy.

Some people have much less down time than this; downtime depends on the intensity of the treatment, and your skin sensitivity, as well as application of topicals such as the Dermapen Uber peel

Your normal skincare programme can be resumed after day 3. Do not introduce the more active procudts (such as those containing retinoids for a week.

Appropriate skincare will be recommended on the day of your treatment to help accelerate the healing process, protect the skin from the environment and enhance your results.


Full face and neck: £200 each, course of 4 for £750

Decollete and neck: £200

Face, neck, décolleté and hands: £275 per treatment, 4 for £950

As with all aesthetic treatments which rely on your body’s natural response, results will vary; some skins will take longer to change, some will change more than others. Lifestyle factors, such as sun exposure, general health, diet, can also influence your response. I have invested in treatments which have the best results across a range of skin types, with the backing of research, and which are approved for safety and efficacy.