WHAT IS SKIN NEEDLING ?
Skin needling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is natural treatment to improve your skin texture, smooth wrinkles, fine lines and soften scars. It is suitable for all skin types and all areas of the face, neck, décolletage and hands.
It is a treatment which resurfaces the skin without laser or surgery and minimal downtime. Skin needling is a procedure which involves using a surgical grade instrument with stainless steel micro needles to create hundreds of tiny invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of the skin. These tiny puncture wounds trigger the body’s natural healing response to heal , in turn naturally producing collagen and elastin to tighten and improve the skins texture.
WHAT CAN IT TREAT ?
The procedure is ideal for treating a variety of skin concerns including
- Fine lines, dull skin, enlarged pores
- Acne scars, chicken pox scars and surgical scars (more than 6 months old)
- Naso-labial lines and smokers lines
- Uneven tone
- Hypo-pigmentation (Vitiligo)
Most common area for skin treatments, but other areas of the body can enjoy great skin needling results just as effectively. This makes it an excellent treatment for:
- Rejuvenation of hands , neck and décolletage
- Stretch Marks
- Loss of elasticity
DOES IT HURT ?
Before commencing, topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area being treated. The cream is applied roughly thirty minutes beforehand. This will minimise skin sensitivity throughout the procedure, and the only sensation you should feel is some light pressure during the actual skin needling process.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE AFFECTS ?
Post-treatment, you will experience mild to moderate redness, swelling and sensitivity that can last between twelve to forty-eight hours. Some patients have experienced light bruising that can last for roughly two to three days, however this is normal due to the increased pressure applied. After a few days, the area will start to feel dry and tight, but this is a normal occurrence as your skin begins to heal and produce new collagen.
WHEN WILL I START TO SEE IMPROVEMENT ?
Visible skin needling results will usually require multiple sessions. Improvement in skin tone and texture will start to show within six to eight weeks and will continue to improve drastically in the following months, depending on what has been treated. After a series of procedures, a significant improvement will be noticeable, including smoother skin, improved skin tone, reduction of scars and pitting, improved texture of stretch marks, and a reduction in fine lines.