Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing is another method of skin rejuvenation, where the surface layer of the skin is removed to prompt the skin to release more collagen and elastin.

Also known as collagen induction therapy, skin resurfacing results in skin rejuvenation and anti-aging as the extra collagen and elastin released by the skin smoothes lines, sagging and hollows. Skin resurfacing can also treat acne and other mild scars.

The most common ways to achieve skin resurfacing includes fraxel, dermabrasion, chemical peels, co2 laser and other laser treatments, like fractional laser.


Collagen induction therapy works by injuring the skin, in the case of laser skin resurfacing, by vaporising or ablating either the entire surface layers of the skin (co2) or microscopic sections of skin (fraxel). This stimulates the skin’s healing response and causes the release of collagen and elastin.

But skin resurfacing using methods like fraxel, co2 and fractional laser can be very expensive, they require significant recovery time, and are very painful.

At Facial Care By Sia, we have recently secured the latest in international technology to achieve the same anti-aging and scar reduction benefits as laser skin resurfacing, without the pain, cost and recovery time.


The Derma Pen is the latest technology using skin needling. The Derma Pen penetrates the skin down to 1mm using very fine needles. These fine needles then stimulate the skin’s healing response.

This kind of collagen induction therapy gives the same benefits as skin resurfacing and gets great results in particular for mild to medium depth scarring caused by acne or chicken pox.

It is superior to the old Dermaroller as it penetrates the skin vertically, for ease of use on scars, and beats out fraxel and co2 in terms of cost and recovery time.

It is quick, effective and costs a fraction of other skin resurfacing methods. Around five treatments are recommended for best results and anaesthetic cream can be used by those with a lower pain threshold.

Contact us today and find our how the Derma pen can mean you never need turn to old skin resurfacing technologies ever again!

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