The objective of skin needling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is to build up the connective tissue in the lower skin layers (the dermis), essentially remodelling it to become smoother, thicker, firmer and more evenly toned. CIT does this by creating controlled trauma to the dermis and therefore stimulating it to self repair with more structural support (growth factors, collagen and elastin) than what would otherwise occur in the natural regeneration of aged skin. This healing cascade also brings a concentration of life giving nutrients and oxygen from the blood stream to the dermal cells.
The micro channels created in the surface layers of the skin (the epidermis) are also utilised in this treatment to infuse concern specific concentrates with up to 80% more penetration than when it is applied to a perfectly intact surface. The result? A bright and hydrated new skin with a truly more youthful appearance! Dramatically reduced appearance of wrinkles, pore size, pigmentation, acne scarring and a much thicker and tauter skin.
CIT can also give other forms of scaring and stretch marks a real run for their money by breaking up or softening the fibrous tough tissue (collagen) and replacing it with the healthy ‘basket weave’ texture of normal dermal tissue with exceptional results.
In all cases, the most remarkable results are seen after a course of treatments, however a definite improvement can be noted from just one. And the best news is that improved collagen production in the area occurs for up to 24 months post treatment!
The latest innovation in skin needling is the Dermapentm. Unlike the progressively unfavored traditional dermal rolling and its aggressive angled needle entry, the powered Dermapentm unique, disposable, spring loaded micro needle head smoothly glides over and gently ‘stamps’ the skin vertically creating up to 1300 micro channels per second, causing much less discomfort, epidermal damage and therefore procedural downtime. The treatment is considerably more controlled, supremely more effective and infinitely safer….no epidermal tearing, no bent needles, effectively treats difficult to reach areas, adjustable needle depths mean it’s gentle enough for use under the eye and around the lips (fabulous for smokers lines!) and once the depth is set, it ensures that it is consistent.
Your safety is of upmost importance to us and therefore a strict sterile procedure is followed throughout the entire treatment. A medical strength topical anaesthetic is applied to take away the ouch factor and other than the appearance and feel of mild sunburn for 12 – 48 hours and potential slight dryness for up to 4 days, the only evidence left are the benefits!