Skin Needling also know as CIT or Collagen Induction Therapy is a treatment that uses a pen with micro needles to create micro wounds in the skin at varying depths depending on your skin concern and area of the face.
The treatment is used to create a microscopic injury to the deeper dermal layer of the skin. The minor injury triggers a wound healing response within the skin to cause the skin to create new collagen and elastin resulting in healthier skin.
What are the benefits of skin needling?
- Addresses the effects of skin aging, softening fine lines and wrinkles
- Can be used to treat acne scarring
- Smooth uneven skin tone and pigmentation
- Help to thicken and tighten the skin
Which areas can be treated?
Face, Neck, Decolletage.
Are results instant?
Usually, you will see minor results after the first treatment. Longer-lasting, significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
How long do results last?
Treatment results will vary person to person, however results will last with regular maintenance treatments.
How long does the treatment take?
An initial consultation will be completed with all new clients on the day of your first treatment, this appointment will take between 1-1.5 hrs. Exisiting patient appointments will take 1hr.
Does it hurt?
There is minimal pain associated with Skin Needling, this will be explained to you at the time of your Skin Consultaion.
Are there any side effects?
Generally there is minimal downtime however you will feel like you have had a mild sunburn immediately post treatment. You may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours post treatment then potentially some mild dryness 3-5 days post treatment. Most people are able to return to normal activities immediately after the treatment.
Who is not suitable?
- Anyone with active cold sores
- Anyone with active acne
- Anyone with an inflamed skin condition at the time
How many treatments will I need?
This will always vary depending on your skin condition, lifestyle and expectations. A series of 4-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is what we would recommend. Once you are happy with your results you can simply do maintenance treatments once or twice per year.