Skin Needling also referred to collagen induction therapy (CIT) is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. It is an advanced skin perfecting treatment that combines micro needling with Mesotherapy (an introduction of various vitamins and complex ingredients which are injected to the dermis layer of skin). This treatment is also known as collagen induction therapy as it delivers and restores collagen and elastin to the skin through a natural healing process. Skin needling can be performed on most areas of the face and body. Areas included face, neck décolletage, hands, and other areas of concern with scars and stretchmarks.
How does skin needling work?
Ultra-fine, medical grade needles are passed vertically across the top layer of the skin skin creating multiple skin punctures that triggers a wound healing response to stimulate new collagen and elastin production.
Once initiated, new collagen production can continue for up to 12 months to 2 years, resulting in an improvement in skin firmness and texture and a softening and lifting of the skin.
- Improve skin texture
- Smooth wrinkles + fine lines
- Reduces the appearance of pores
- Increases product absorption
- Regulation of pigmentation,
- Reduces the appearance of rosacea
- Softens scars.
- Improves stretch marks
- Stimulates hair growth
Preparation for skin needling
Prime your skin two weeks prior with vitamin Even skin tone serums Vit A, vitamin C
- Avoid tanning and prolonged sun exposure for two weeks prior
- Cease blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medications, omega-oils, multivitamins, vitamin B, vitamin E and glucosamine for 2-3 days prior to treatment (or as directed by your physician) in order to minimise the risk of bruising
- Men are to be clean shaven prior to treatment
Prior to your treatment, your clinician will consult with you to assess your suitability for skin needling and discuss goals of treatment as well as any concerns or questions you may have.
A numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area to minimise discomfort throughout the treatment.
The clinician will use a skin needling pen with ultra-fine, medical grade needles which are passed vertically across the top layer of the skin. This will create multiple skin punctures that will trigger a wound healing response to stimulate new collagen and elastin production.
After the treatment, you can expect redness, swelling, sensitivity, tenderness which is usually resolved within 24 hours. A light graze consisting of tiny crusted areas that feel rough and look tanned may occur. Skin may feel tight and dry. Varying amounts of flaking/peeling may occur as healing progresses.
What are the potential side effects/complications of skin needling?
You may experience various degrees of redness, swelling, bruising, crusting, flaking, weeping, and oozing during recovery. Depending upon the depth of your treatment, some downtime may need to be allocated away from social and work commitments.
As with any treatment that creates incisions in the skin infection, pigment changes and scarring are remote risks.
- Has been on Roaccutane in the last 6 months
- Has acne, open wounds, infections, psoriasis or dermatitis or permanent fillers in the area to be treated,
- With uncontrolled diabetes,
- Is pregnant or breast feeding,
- Is prone to keloid scars or other abnormal wound healing.
- Precautions must be taken if you are currently using prescription Retinoic Acid or had nurofen/aspirin in the last 48 hours.
Note Smoking reduces the body’s capacity to make collagen therefore healing may have some delayed results
Please advise your clinician if you have had any injectable fillers or Botox in that last 2 weeks.
Post Treatment Care
- Avoid excessive exercise in the first 24 hours
- Avoid scrubs and exfoliants and products containing AHAs BHAs and active ingredients first three to five days
- Avoid cosmetic injectables for the first week
- Avoid tanning and prolonged sun exposure for the first week
- If you are prone to cold sores, consider taking natural supplements or antiviral medication as a preventative treatment
- Makeup should not be worn for the next 24 hours post treatment.
- Protective daily moisturiser SPF 30 is recommended
Follow up treatment
To achieve maximum results a minimum course of three-4 treatments every four-six weeks is recommended. Scarring may take 8 or more treatments.
Results accrue gradually because collagen production takes time. Most clients notice an improvement in their skin tone and texture within 6-8 weeks of each treatment.
The initially triggered new collagen will eventually be turned into a more permanent type of collagen over time. Substantial results take time and are dependent on home care use and your general health and lifestyle. Treatments are spaced at 4-6 weekly intervals
If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment, or if you become unwell – contact our clinic immediately.
Face includes Microdermabrasion $250
Face and neck includes Microdermabrasion $350.00
Décolletageincludes Microdermabrasion $250
Hands includes Microdermabrasion $250
Stomach includes Microdermabrasion$250-$350
+ Mandelic breakout / hydration peel $55
+hyaluronic acid oxygen infusion $55
+LED therapy $50
Combined treatments packaged
Package of any 4 treatments includes complimentary LED Treatment