What is it?
Skin needling aka micro-needling aka collagen induction therapy CIT is a natural way to induce collagen and elastin production for all skin types. Skin needling is a treatment designed to treat and reduce the signs of aging, pigmemntation, skin tone and texture, scarring, enlarged pores, blackheads, milia's and stretch marks.
How does it work?
Skin needling is performed wioth our highly qualified skin therapist using a medical grade digital needling system. This needling system uses a series of microscopic needles that pass over the skin creating thousands of channels into the dermal and epidermal regions of the skin. These needles cause multiple, tiny micro-punctures in the dermis. This stimulates the healing response of the of the deeper layers and encourages your skin to make new collagen-rich tissue and elastin - two of the key building blocks of our skin. The micro-channels made during the treatment create pathways into the deeper layers of the skin allowing for active ingredients to penetrate to the deepest layers of the skin to deliver even more powerful results.
Our state of the art medical needling device will encourage cell renewal and repair damaged skin. Skin needling promotes the production of collagen and elastin through the natural auto-repair mechanisms of the skin, reducing the appearance of imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, pigmentation, open pores, blackheads, milia, scarring and stretch marks. Skin needling will also improve the communication between cells, sending out signals that increase the communication between the cells responsible for maintaining the barrier function, pigmentation, collagen and elastin in the skin.
Pre/post care. How many treatments and how often?
Prior to treatment, your skin therapist will conduct a thorough skin scan to analyse your skins condition. A treatment plan will then be created to suit your needs and help you reach your skin goals. A course of 6 treatments are recommended to continually build your collagen and elastin and strengthen the epidermis leaving you with improved skin tone and texture. The treatments are performed 4 weeks apart. Each skin needling treatment will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Post treatment, you can expect some redness and your skin may feel tight and hot. This will typically subside within 24 hours. After approximately 3-5 days post treatment, you may experience some mild shedding of the skin. This is a completely normal response which may last anywhere between 2-3 days. Most people see an immediate result 7 days post treatment, however optimal results are achieved up to 3 months post treatment.