Also called Mesotherapy, Dermarolling, Dermal Needling or Skin Needling, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) helps to restore the healthy youthful appearance of your skin with no downtime. CIT has similar results to deep chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser resurfacing but is less invasive and does not remove the epidermis.
This treatment is suitable for all skin colours and types and is ideal for treating the sensitive skin around the eyes and mouth.
Skin aging is due to intrinsic and extrinsic factors. As we get older our collagen degenerates and the skin fibres get lax. At the same time, environmental pollutants and sun exposure attack our skin from the outside. Because our skin is made of 75% collagen it is really important to keep it healthy.
We cannot totally stop the ageing process, however we can minimize the damage of the external factors by keeping a skin care routine and using a zinc based sunscreen. We can also help regenerate some of the damaged collagen and elastin effectively reversing some of the damage.
A high quality skin care will have high concentrations of active ingredients such as Vitamins and Peptides that will nourish your skin cells and slow down ageing.
Scientists have also discovered that when you create micro punctures into the skin the body’s own healing response will be triggered and new, healthy collagen will be created to replace the old one. Here is where Collagen Induction Therapy can help restore the integrity of the collagen matrix, diminishing wrinkles and tightening the skin. It also improves lymphatic drainage and circulation giving the skin new vitality.
Benefits of Collagen Induction Therapy
- Promotes the formation of healthy collagen
- Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces acne scarring and surgery scars
- Increases skin elasticity
- Reduces enlarged pores
- Helps in the treatment of pigmentation
- Tightens the skin
How does Collagen Induction Therapy work?
To begin the treatment the therapist will thoroughly clean your skin. An antiaging serum is then applied to the area. The treatment allows for a more direct absorption of the serum resulting in a rapid and effective healing response.
Our Collagen Induction Therapy uses a high speed electronic device with a pen like extension. The pen has a disposable tip containing 12 micro-needles (less than 1mm long).
These micro-needles impact the skin where it develops multiple microbruises. The natural healing processes of the skin are triggered and new healthy tissue is formed. Growth factors stimulate the production of elastin and the regeneration of the collagen matrix.
Pain is minimal, just a small discomfort, and there is no bleeding. At the end of the treatment the therapist will apply a recovery gel to accelerate the healing process.
There is no down time. After the treatment your skin will look like if you have a sunburn which will disappear in 1-3 days. You can use mineral makeup right away. You may also feel a slight burning sensation for 1-2 and experience some itching and flaking which are part of the healing process.
Immediately after the treatment you should avoid exercising, hot showers, swimming pools, saunas and exposure to the sun or solarium.
You must apply a recovery gel for about a week after the treatment. During that time any moisturizer should be discontinued and you should avoid sun exposure.
How many treatments do I need?
Depending on the condition of the skin you may need between 3 and 10 treatments. Treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The full effects of the treatment may take up to 6 months to become apparent and may last up to 2 years. A maintenance treatment it is recommended every 6 months.
For more information on Dermal Needling please have a read of this interview with Dr Des Fernandes one of the 10 top Plastic Surgeons in the world and the pioneer of Dermal Needling.
Book in your first session now and we’ll maintain this offer for up to 6 treatments.
*30% discount of regular prices. We’ll maintain these prices for 6 treatments if you book your first consultation before 31/8/17. Not valid in conjunction with any other discounts or offers.
Collagen Induction Therapy Prices – Men & Women:
|Full Face & Neck – 1.5 hrs|
|1/2 Face – 40min|
|Full Face – 1hr|