Collagen Induction Therapy
IMPROVE SKIN TEXTURE, LINES, WRINKLES AND SCARRING
Increase your collagen production, improve texture, reduce fine lines and scarring by stimulating collagen production. Dermal Needling uses the latest technology Needle System which effectively delivers tailored serum much deeper into the dermis.
The treatment uses micro needles at varying lengths to penetrate skin, triggering our body’s own wound healing response. When our skin is damaged, it produces collagen tissue, which is stronger, and firmer than before. Over a course of treatments collagen fibers are strengthened and the skin becomes stronger, smoother, and firmer, with improved texture.
Vitamins and amino acids are the building blocks for collagen production; during the treatment a combination of Hyaluronic acid, multi-vitamins and amino acids are infused to boost collagen production for firmer, healthier looking skin.
Dermal Needling is also an effective facial treatment for acne scarring, it allows the tailored serum to penetrate for better absorption of key ingredients.
AFTER A COURSE OF TREATMENTS, YOU CAN EXPECT:
- Improved skin texture
- Restored elasticity
- Softer lines
- Increased skin tightness
- Reduced appearance of scarring
The downtime is relatively short, in fact most people notice the redness and swelling reduce in a few hours. We can also apply a topical anaesthetic to make the treatments as comfortable as possible.
The treatment is suitable for most people, and only takes around 60minutes – topical anaesthetic can be applied and left to take affect before the treatment begins.
For the greatest improvement in your skin, we recommend a course of treatments combined with Microdermabrasion to help condition your skin. A series of treatments is available.
What is it?
Dermal needling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT.
This type of advanced facial is a proven, simple, and fast treatment for fine lines, skin rejuvenation and scarring. Due to the epidermal layer remaining intact it is also suited for areas where invasive laser and peel treatments cannot generally be used. For example, around delicate areas, such as eyes and mouth.
How does it work?
Small, very fine, sterile needles are applied to the skin to create micro channels and cause a controlled wound response. Each puncture triggers the skin to heal and fill the channels by producing collagen and elastin. This process is called neovascularization and neocollagenesis. When combined with our recommended growth factors these micro channels also allow the delivery of growth factor directly to the dermis. This restores the skins supply of epidermal and fibroblast growth factor, quite literally, turning back the clock on skin that has been highly damaged or scarred.
Who is dermal needling suitable for?
This treatment is suitable for all skin types, including acne prone and/or scarred skin. In fact, dermal needling is a great choice for acniec skins as it opens up clogged pores, allowing oxygen to kill acne causing bacteria; with the added benefit of softening scars.
For best results, we recommend a course of five to six dermal needling therapies.
For guidance on which of our products and advanced facial treatments are best suited to your concerns, please book in for a consultation/or skin analysis at our Nelson spa. At that appointment we can answer all your questions, address any concerns you may have and advise you of any pre or post treatment skincare that you will need to take into consideration.
Targeted areas for Dermal needling is most often used on your face to target:
- Acne scars
- Age spots (also called “sun spots”)
- FIne lines and wrinkles
- Large pores
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Uneven skin tone
Are there any risks or side effects?
Like all cosmetic procedures, microneedling isn’t without risk. The most common side effect is minor skin irritation immediately following the procedure. You may also see redness for a few days. Call your doctor if you notice more severe side effects, such as:
You may not be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you:
- are pregnant
- have certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis or eczema
- have open wounds
- have had radiation therapy recently
- have a history of skin scars
What to expect after Dermal Needling
Needling isn’t invasive like plastic surgery, so the recovery time is minimal, most people require very little downtime. You may notice skin irritation and redness within the first few days following the procedure. This is a natural response to the small “injuries” made by the needles in your skin.
You can go back to work or school after the procedure if you’re comfortable. Some people apply camouflaging makeup during the first few days as the redness dissipates.
Your skin will also be more sensitive to the sun, so sunscreen is a must.
After microneedling, your skin works fairly quickly to rejuvenate new tissue. In theory, you should see results within a couple of weeks.
To maintain the results of your treatment, you’ll need multiple sessions and perhaps other complementing treatments. Your Therepist will advise the best treatment plan for the individual.
Preparing for Dermal needling
Before the procedure, talk to your Therapist about ways you can prepare so you have the best possible outcome. You may need to stop taking certain medications, such as ibuprofen and those for acne treatment, well in advance of the procedure.
Your Therapist may also recommend that you stop using topical retinoids beforehand too. Doing so may reduce the risk of certain side effect.