Microneedling/ Collagen Induction Therapy
Collagen Induction Therapy is a treatment that is used to treat:
Microneedling works by causing physical micro wounds to the surface of the skin which initiates the skins natural healing process producing new collagen and increasing the cell turnover and other healing factors that keeps our skin youthful, firm and smooth.
It is important to note that Microneedling is not a quick fix you will require a series of treatments depending on your skin concerns and the full results are seen over 6 months.
How does skin needling work?
A medical grade device is rolled over the epidermis in a specific way which causes tiny little micro channels into the skin that stimulate rapid renewal, rejuvenation and regeneration providing long lasting corrective results.
The microscopic puncture channels stimulate circulation and the growth of new collagen and elastin. This assists in re-building the skin’s structure and integrity whilst providing versatile correction of many skin conditions. Skin needling does not use heat and is therefore suitable for treatment on most skin types.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on your skin condition, we recommend anywhere between 3-10 treatments. When treating more severe skin conditions such as stretch marks and major scarring you may require between 6 to 10 treatments every 6-8 weeks. A refresher course may be performed every 6-12 months.
What do I need to do before a Skin Needing treatment?
Prior to a skin needling treatment, you must ensure you use an SPF30+ or greater for at least 1 month and the use of cosmeceutical skin care is advised to accelerate results.
What are the potential side effects of a Skin Needling treatment?
After a skin needling treatment it is normal to experience mild to moderate redness, slight swelling, minor flaking, mild grazing and bruising. The more dramatic side effects can last anywhere from 1 to 7 days with improvements each day.
Will it be painful?
One hour prior to treatment a topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the area. This will minimise any discomfort during the treatment. Most clients describe the feeling as a bit of pressure and a mild tingling feeling.