Collagen induction treatment for fresh, youthful looking skin

Upper Hutt Skin Clinic are certified Dermapen® microneedling professionals. Your microneedling treatment will be administered by a highly trained nurse skin specialist in a safe, sterile environment.

Microneedling involves using super-fine needles to create thousands of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the skin. These wounds are referred to as controlled “micro-injury”, which stimulate the cascade of the body’s natural wound healing response.

During the skin’s wound healing process, your body produces new collagen and elastin to heal the micro injury and strengthen the skin. As a result of this, the skin rejuvenates itself and incredible cosmetic benefits are seen, such as, overall improvement in skin texture and tightness, significant reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, pigment, scarring and stretch marks.

Rest assured, we have the most advanced dermal needling pen on the market, and highly trained and educated nurse skin specialists, to help you reach the skin results are you after!

Benefits of microneedling


Dermapen® 4 treatments are firstly designed to create a safe healing response within the body. This leads to ignite natural collagen and elastin production from within the skin, without harsh side effects and downtime. Consequently, this results in repairing the surface layers to result in healthier skin, looking brighter, tighter, more even toned, refined pores and reduced wrinkle

Acne and acne scarring

Dermapen® 4 micro- needling regenerates the affected area by stimulating the production and distribution of collagen. You will see an overall improvement in the appearance of problematic skin breakouts, black/whiteheads, acne reduction, and scarring minimised.


Dermapen® 4 is the only micro-needling device with a dedicated scar setting and protocols for revision of deep, atrophic scars; including surgical, burn contracture, striae and post-acne scars.


Dermapen® 4 microneedling is a suitable procedure for any skin affected by pigmentation. Dermapen® 4 treatments have also been found to be effective on Hypopigmentation, Vitiligo and reverses the production of hyperpigmentation and melasma.

Stretch Marks

Dermapen® 4 micro- needling works to reduce the appearance of stretch marks by releasing the breakdown of existing fibrous tissue while promoting growth and proliferation of healthy skin tissue.


The actual needling treatment is very quick around 10-15mins but allow 45 minutes for the entire treatment to be finished.  Dermapen® 4 is the most comfortable micro-needling treatment available, thanks to its advanced technology and design.  With Dermapen® 4 there is no need for any topical anaesthetic, just lay back and enjoy the results.

The number of treatments required varies based on two things, the first being the results you want to achieve, and the second being what we are treating. Just a few sessions of microneedling you may notice reduced appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles, scarring or pigmentation. However, for optimal results it is recommended to complete anywhere from 4-8 treatments.


Typically, you may begin to see results after your first treatment. Lasting and more significant results continue to improve over the next 6 – 12 months after your course of treatments, especially when combined with the recommended post-treatment skincare plan.

Prior to Microneedling

What you need to do

  • Book a nurse led skin consultation ($45 which is redeemable on product or treatment received on the day)

Coming in to speak with one of our nurse skin specialists will give you the best possible education and treatment plan needed to reach your desired skin goals.

To get optimal results and work alongside best practice guidelines it is important that your skin is prepped correctly prior to your skin needling treatment. Prepping the skin correctly will result in better results and faster healing.

This will include going on Retinal Active for a minimum of 4 weeks before your first micro needling treatment. This ensures your skin is in a strong and healthy state prior to treatment.


Do not touch or do anything to your skin until the following day– After your Micro Needling procedure, the skin channels are open and vulnerable to bacteria, so special care must be taken to protect your skin to ensure you achieve optimum results.

If you are using the Dp Dermaceuticals™ skincare range there is zero downtime needed with your skincare regime, as all our products have been formulated to safely treat a skin undergoing micro needling. – You can continue with your skincare regime as normal.

It is recommended to be on the Dp Dermaceuticals™ skincare range while undergoing your micro needling treatment. If you are using any other skincare range we ask for a three day stand down period of these products. This is because, generally, these products are not formulated to treat a skin undergoing micro needling treatment and will most likely sting your skin. Dp Dermaceuticals™ is the only skincare range available that is specifically designed and engineered to complement the skin undergoing a Dermapen® Skin Needling treatment.

Because of this we ask you purchase the $10 “at home pack” which will have a sample size of Tri Phase Cleanser, Vitamin Rich Repair and Cover Recover. This product will last you the three day stand down period (if not more). Once the three days are over you can then incorporate your regular skincare regime back into your routine.

It is recommended that make-up is not to be worn for 24-48 hours post needling treatment. We understand this can be challenging. Cover Recover is a SPF-30 tinted moisturiser which is applied after your needling treatment to provide coverage, superior cooling, moisturising and healing properties. This SPF 30 Tinted Coverage aids in recovery post-procedure and can be used as an everyday SPF 30 tinted moisturiser as your foundation replacement.

Direct sun exposure needs to be avoided if possible for the next 24 hours. After that, diligent sun protection and precautions need to be taken. Avoid sweating, pools, and other extreme heat situations such as saunas for the next 24-48 hours.

Down time

Zero down time is needed thanks to our Dp Dermaceutical™ product range. Our products reduce the post inflammatory redness significantly, making it possible to return to normal life straight after your micro needling procedure is done.

Vitamin Rich Repair and Cover Recover will be applied onto your skin after your micro needling treatment. Together this products specifically reduce redness, heal the skin and aid in sun protection.

Your skin may appear slightly red or tender to touch for the next day or two.  Because of this we recommend not to have needling treatments done prior to a big event.


Directly after treatment.
Skin feels tingly and warm.

Immediately After Vitamin Rich Repair and Cover Recover is applied.
Skin instantly feels and looks less inflamed.

Next day with zero product on.
Redness has almost completely diminished. Skin feels slightly tender and tight – once Vitamin Rich Repair and Cover Recover was applied that feeling subsided.


Please visit our pricing page for all microneedling prices and packages.

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