A man reclines with closed eyes while a healthcare professional wearing blue gloves uses a Dermapen 4 on his face, likely during a skin treatment procedure.

Microneedling is a highly effective and minimally invasive skin treatment used to rejuvenate the skin and address various skin concerns. At Kaya Cosmedica technologies such as Dermapen 4 , Dermafrac, and Genius RF are utilised to stimulate collagen production, resulting in improvements in skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, pigmentation irregularities and skin tightening.


15-30 minutes




Average 3-4 months


Collagen remodelling, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Skin Laxity, Scarring, Pigmentation


What Is Microneedling?

This cosmetic treatment uses a device that administers multiple fine needles into the dermal structure at one time to create micro-injuries to initiate the body’s healing response. The depth of the treatment can be adjusted to produce the precise amount of regenerative response necessary to achieve the exact amount of skin rejuvenation you desire.

Microneedling is often referred to as collagen induction as microneedling also initiates collagen production. Collagen is a protein that supports the underlying dermal structure to produce skin that is soft and smooth. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen which leads to skin laxity and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. 

A woman reclines while receiving a microdermabrasion treatment; a professional holds a skin therapy device near her cheek, wearing blue gloves, indicating a sterile environment.

Clinical Uses for Microneedling

Microneedling is an effective procedure for addressing a wide range of skin concerns, including: 

  • Fine lines and facial wrinkles
  • Shallow scarring from acne or other causes
  • Pigmentation irregularities, including brown spots and freckles
  • Open, enlarged pores
  • Skin that is dry, dehydrated or sun damaged


Dr Khinda and the team at Kaya Cosmedica will provide a personalised assessment of your skin to determine whether microneedling is the right treatment to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Unlike laser treatments, this procedure works for all skin types and tones, including darker skin colours.

What Does the Procedure Involve at Kaya Cosmedica

Dermapen 4

Dermapen 4 is a pen-like device with adjustable needle depth, speed and treatment settings. The needles create micro channels in the epidermis (outer layer of skin) and dermis (the layer underneath the epidermis), triggering elastin and collagen production and increasing cell turnover. Dermapen 4 microneedling can address a variety of facial skin concerns — even in delicate areas like around the eyes and lips — as well as body blemishes like scars and stretch marks.

Dermapen 4 begins with cleansing and sterilising your skin. Once your skin is prepped , the device settings will be adjusted to the appropriate levels for your concerns and goals. The Dermapen 4 glides over the skin— and can be used in a gentle stamping motion for increased precision and maximum patient comfort. The handpiece’s unique design also reduces cross-contamination and fluid backflow, making Dermapen 4 treatments safer and more hygienic than other options.

Although every patient’s experience is different, most people find the sensations of a microneedling procedure tolerable. There is no need to apply a skin numbing agent prior to a Dermapen 4 treatment. Immediately after the procedure, your skin may look red and feel warm and tight. There may be 2-3 days of downtime however any post-treatment effects you experience will likely subside within a day.


Dermafrac is a customisable advanced treatment that combines microdermabrasion and microneedling while simultaneously infusing serums for comprehensive rejuvenation. The first step involves a consultation to personalise a treatment protocol that is suitable for your skin condition and concerns. We will recommend the best serum for you based on this evaluation. Once your unique needs are understood, your skin will be cleansed and primed.

Microdermabrasion is performed first to remove the outermost skin cells and debris from the skin to create a clean, fresh palette for the microneedling to follow. Microdermabrasion also promotes healthy circulation underneath the skin’s surface to increase the health and vitality of your skin once your microneedling process is completed.

The treatment is then followed by microneedling and infusion. Dermafrac micro needling involves the use of a vacuum device that contains 180 microneedles The needles enter the skin at the precise depth necessary for the amount of correction desired, while the serum travels simultaneously into the deeper dermal layers.

Serum infusion options:

Rejuvenate: a ‘super cocktail’ of peptides to assist in skin rejuvenation.

Hydrate: Hyaluronic acid triggers intense hydration. A patented formulation using HylaSponge® technology may result in sustained hydration of the skin.

Clarify: Lactic and salicylic acids help cleanse congested, oily pores for more vibrant, clearer skin.

Lighten: Kojic acid is a natural and effective lightening agent shown to even out pigment.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C Ethyl Ascorbic Acid is an antioxidant that slows the rate of oxidation damage & minimizes the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.

Radio Frequency Microneedling

The Genius RF system includes a handheld device that produces RF energy through insulated gold-plated microneedles. Your practitioner here at Kaya Cosmedica will select a treatment tip and adjust the device settings to suit the unique needs of your skin. Once the system is calibrated, your practitioner will move the handpiece over your skin in a stamping motion, pausing long enough to allow the needles to transmit RF energy into the dermal layer. Depending on the area being targeted, your practitioner may make more than one pass. Many areas of the body are treatable, including the face, neck, décolletage, underarms, abdomen, arms and thighs.

Frequently asked questions

Book Your Microneedling Consultation Today

Microneedling at Kaya’s South Melbourne clinic is safe, effective, and efficient for addressing multiple concerns. To find out if you are suitable for the treatment, contact Kaya Cosmedica today at 03 9329 9991 to schedule your one-on-one consultation, or use our simple online booking form to make your appointment!