Skin Needling; sometimes known as collagen induction therapy or "CIT", works by stimulating fibroblast cells in our skin, that help to form the body's own production of collagen. Once this collagen has been regenerated it will keep on reproducing naturally - essentially the more you stimulate this production, the more collagen will be produced! Tiny micro-channels are created on the skins surface using a 'pen' like device containing 8 extremely delicate needles. By creating these micro-wounds, it triggers the body's healing response to begin repairing the damaged area. This results in leaving the skin smoother, stronger and more refined. Skin needling will treat a multitude of concerns including; uneven texture, dull skin tone, thickened/sun damaged skin and is also a great option for general treatment maintenance and rejuvenation. This treatment is not recommended for; anyone with active breakouts, on blood thinning medication or any blood disorders, as pin point bleeding is an expected part of this treatment.
Duration of treatment
45 minutes numbing time + 45 mins treatment time
Treatment of frequency
Minimum of 2 weeks between needling tratments
Numbing, Full face needling including under jawline, hydrating sheet mask, 2 x take home after care products.
For best results we recommend a MINIMUM OF 3 TREATMENTS
DO NOT USE ANY ACTIVE PRODUCTS (CHEMICAL EXFOLIATORS, RETINOL/VITAMIN A/VITAMIN C) FOR 7 DAYS. APPLY A 50+ SPF DAILY.
Very red, hot and tight. This can last up to 12 hours and feel quite sore to touch. Within this time only apply the post treatment products or aloe vera to the skin as it will feel sensitive.
May still be pink and can feel warm. We recommend applying the post treatment products and using an approved hydrating serum to help ease tightness. A SPF Moisturiser MUST be applied at the start of the day.
2 – 5 Days
This is the skins ‘remodelling phase’. Skin will feel dry and may start to flake and peel as old, damaged skin cells are replaced by new ones! Do not pick at the skin or over exfoliate. Re-apply moisturiser throughout the day to assist with keeping the skin hydrated.
7 – 10 Days
Your skin should now be starting to feel energised and refreshed. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND booking in at this stage for a PEEL & HEAL LED treatment to assist with any residual flaking or dryness and to ensure the skin has recovered to its full potential.
Is it painful?
You may experience some mild discomfort during the treatment, however to reduce this we apply a topical numbing cream 30 minutes prior. Less padded areas on the face such as the forehead and nose may be slightly more intense in feeling.
How long is the treatment?
If you would like to receiving a numbing application we will need to see you 30/45mins before your treatment time to apply this.
The treatment duration itself is 45 minutes
What is the expected down time?
Directly after the treatment, skin will be hot and red. This will subside within the next few hours. A remodeling phase that may include dryness, tightness and light flaking or shedding of the skin may follow for up to 7 days.
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