Often called Skin Needling or Dermal Rolling, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is the regeneration of brand new cell production within the upper and lower layers of the skin referred to as the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is made predominantly of skin cells and the dermis is made predominantly of collagen and elastin fibres. The dermis gives structural support to the epidermis whilst also feeding it the nutrients, oxygen and water supply it needs to remain supple, hydrated and healthy.
As we age the cells required to keep the dermis structurally sound and live deplete rapidly and more with the oxidative stress from the environment such as; exposure to the sun, harsh chemicals breathed in and also topically applied to the skin. This is when we see lines, wrinkles, visible veins, sagging and creepiness to the skin, as well as pigmentation and an all over dull appearance.
The only way to regenerate, create new and re divide these much needed cells (Fibroblasts) our skin must undergo an inflammatory response which results in the skins natural wound healing process. Many modalities over the years have applied this theory in other ways. CIT however, is by far the least invasive, most supported clinical treatment being performed these days. It utilises the theory of ‘tricked trauma’ to initiate a wound healing response.
Skin Needling treats a large array of skin conditions and disorders from:
- Sun-induced pigmentation, melasma, age spots
- Ageing (lines & wrinkles)
- Thinning skin
- Superficial veins
- Stretch marks
- Age prevention
- Congestion and blackheads
The treatment involves the use of sterile titanium micro needles that puncture the skins surface triggering multiple responses within the cells in the skin. These responses triggered stimulate our skins own natural healing phases which in turn produce brand new collagen and elastin fibres, new blood vessels and new skin cells. Literally transforming our skin from the inside out. Typically results are seen at a minimum 3 months post one treatment and a course of treatments is always recommended for best results and more severe cases of skin conditions. The reason for this is we must allow our natural processes to heal and regenerate the skin, results will continue to be seen for up to 2 years post treatment. It is vital that skins are prepped on the correct clinical skin care and this is adhered to at home throughout the course of treatments.
The treatment itself requires minimal downtime and little to no discomfort as the application of a topical anaesthetic cream is used. Ideal for everyone as we stand by the saying that prevention is better than a cure.
The treatment is performed by certified and highly trained dermal clinicians in a sterile and clinical environment to ensure correct technique and patient satisfaction.
Please contact your nearest clinic for a complimentary skin assessment and to get you started on your path to skin health.
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