In a nutshell, micro needling is a treatment that uses tiny needles to puncture the top layers of the skin, causing physical trauma. Your body’s natural response is to repair this traumatised skin by sending nutrient & oxygen rich blood to the area. The result is increased production of elastin and collagen, resurfacing, retexturizing and overall skin renewal.

The treatment itself takes around an hour, a good portion of which is spent numbing the skin for your comfort during the procedure. There is some pain when needling the more sensitive areas such as the top lip and nose, but it’s very bearable and the results are well worth it. You may have some redness after the treatment and possibly even the next day, nothing that a good foundation won’t cover.

At Urban Escape, we needle DP Dermaceuticals Hyla Active into the skin for deep hydration, comfort and repair. We also use Retinal active, an intense infusion of Vitamin A with rejuvenating and anti-aging properties. After the needling, we apply Hyla Active 3D sculptured mask for potent hydration, soothing and healing. We don’t cut corners, we use the best… we want you to see results!

Typically, you will see results after the first treatment, but of course, the more you have, the better the results will be. I always recommend a course of 4 to 6 treatments, and believe me, you will not want to stop there!

Are all micro needling devices created equal?

Definitely no! Always remember that you get what you pay for! Please be aware of what pen is being used on your skin and also very importantly, what products are being needled into your skin. Cheap pens and needles and poor usage thereof, can actually tear and damage your skin and cause more harm than good.

Dermapen is the global innovator in microneedling dermatology, spending millions each year on research and development. Dermapen remains the most widely used microneeding system in the world. Without getting too technical, the advantages and features of the Dermapen 4 are more speed, power, precision and safety, there is simply no comparison to other pens on the market. Whether we are trying to naturally improve skin elasticity, collagen, pore size, acne scars or lines, the new 16 pin Dermapen 4 needle cartridge guarantees superior results.

We have had the Dermapen 4 at Urban Escape for around 8 months now and our therapists are in love. This is what they have to say:

“Needling is the Rolls-Royce of treatments. It’s a versatile treatment that addresses any skin imperfections/conditions and doesn’t just improve the canvas of the skin, but also its integrity” – Nabeelah.

“I love that it’s great for correction and prevention. It prompts your body to heal and strengthen skin, correcting disorders like pigmentation, scars, acne and signs of aging. Consistent treatments will also negate the need for injectables like Botox and fillers. I have seen amazing results in wrinkle reduction, scar treatment and also pigmentation, especially when combined with chemical peels” – Melisa

“The treatment reduces fine lines and wrinkles and also plumps the fine lines around lips” – Doreen.

“I love that it treats multiple concerns and that you can clearly see changes in skin texture and pore size” – Ingrid

R1700 for face, neck and chest… because it works!