Skin rejuvenation via Collagen Induction Therapy.
Skin Needling (also referred to as Dermal Rolling, DermaRoller) produces similar results to dermabrasion, lasers and chemical peels but at a fraction of the cost and without being invasive therefore providing a much shorter healing time.
How does it work?
The concept, known as Collagen Induction Therapy, follows on from the skin's built-in ability to repair itself after being damaged, whether that be via cut, burn or other abrasions. Usually after one of these incidents the skin reuses the damaged collagen and elastin fibres along with other damaged skin components to manufacture new ones. Skin creates micro-"injuries" by gently spiking the skin to trigger the skin's own natural self repair mechanism; this leads to an increased level of collagen synthesis without causing any permanent scarring. The end result is firmer, smoother, more youthful skin.
What does it treat?
- Wrinkles and lines
- Improves skin firmness and elasticity
- Acne and chicken pox scars
- Enlarged pores
- Sun damage
- Under-eye bags/panda eyes
- Stretch marks
How long does it take? How about after treatment?
The procedure usually takes around 30-45 minutes and is very safe. Before the procedure starts, topical anaesthetic or a local block will be applied to the skin area to be treated to ensure a level of comfort and reduce any pain caused by the needling treatment itself. Immediately after your treatment your skin will be rosy and flushed to look at, very similar to a moderate level of sunburn; your skin may also feel tight and be mildy sensitive to touch. In the following hours this will diminish greatly and your skin will be completely healed with 48 hours; after 5 days there is barely any evidence that the procedure even took place. The exact recovery times depend on the micro-needle size used, which will be discussed before treatment.
How quickly will I be able to see results?
6-8 weeks after treatment; results can last up to a year. For best results, a course of treatments at 6-8 week intervals is advised.