After the age of 25, collagen production slows down and so the youthful plumpness of the skin starts to diminish. Skin needling stimulates your body’s own production of collagen, and micro-needling has been clinically proven to stimulate your natural collagen and elastin, helping to bring that youthful look back. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, loose skin and scarring such as that caused by acne or chicken pox.
How does micro-needling work?
Micro-needling is a non-invasive treatment that uses precisely spaced micro-needles in a small device or cartridge to create invisible micro-perforations in the skin (epidermis) and the top layer of the deeper skin (dermis). As a result, the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro-perforations – it’s a 100% natural form of skin renewal from the inside out!
Option 1 – Collagen P.I.N.
What is Collagen P.I.N.?
Percutaneous Induction Needling (also referred to as PCIT or Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy) introduces a controlled injury to the skin’s dermis & epidermis, which induces growth factors, new collagen and elastin. This process has a much shorter recovery time than many other laser resurfacing or other ablative treatments – it’s more convenient and much less disruptive, so you can continue your daily routine very shortly after treatment.
Collagen P.I.N. can be used on the face, arms, neck, legs, décolletage, abdomen, back and hands.
How is Collagen P.I.N. treatment different from the dermal needling rollers of the past?
One of the many drawbacks of dermal rollers was their fixed needle or perforation depth of 0.5mm, which doesn’t account for differences in the thickness of skin tissue. A fixed needle depth or perforation level is a huge drawback when trying to customise a treatment. Collagen P.I.N. has an adjustable needle depth (0.5mm – 3mm) that allows us to vary the depth of perforation throughout the entire treatment so we can properly address the specific needs of thinner skin, such as the skin around lower eyelids, crow’s feet and forehead. Where the tissue is thicker, in areas like the upper lip, cheeks, neck and décolletage, the necessary adjustments can easily be made.
Collagen P.I.N. is safer than dermal rollers, using sterile single-use surgical grade disposable needle tips. And for once quicker, truly is better! Collagen P.I.N.’s powerful motor means quick perforation by the needles for a more comfortable experience (patients describe it as a vibrating tickle!)
What products do you recommend?
An important part of the treatment is preparing the skin before the procedure with a therapeutic dose of vitamins A and C and specific skin cleaning products to maximise product delivery to the skin. This significantly reduces downtime and discomfort. It is also very important to continue using the topical creams for at least six months after the treatment to ensure healthy collagen and elastin is produced.
You’ll notice an immediate ‘glow’ to their skin. Visible changes develop over the course of several days and weeks and results continue to improve for up to six months as collagen production increases.
- Smooths away wrinkles, folds and crow’s feet – very effective on the neck and chest
- Reduces open pores
- Improves the appearance of scars, especially indented or pitted acne scars.
- Improves the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.
- Is suitable for all skin types and does not make skin sensitive to UV lights
- Is virtually pain free!
Option 2 – Dermafrac
What is Dermafrac?
DermaFrac is a four-step process that starts with microdermabrasion to remove dead skin cells & congestion. Micro-needling comes next, using a sterile roller of fine needles to create many microscopic puncture wounds. The skin is Infused with serum – a peptide, stem cell or cocktail of vitamins selected to address your skin concern, delivered through micro channels. Finally, an LED light treatment promotes collagen stimulation, suppression inflammation and reduces irritation.
Dermafrac can tackle ageing skin, fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots and pigmentation, open pores and congested skin along with acne and acne scarring.
What does DermaFrac deliver?
Dermafrac promotes collagen production and cell renewal to give your skin a healthier, smoother and altogether fresher appearance. It also targets pigmentation and sun damage as well as uneven texture. As a single treatment it provides a fantastic boost for a special occasion and you should see significant results over a course of six treatments, two weeks apart.
What’s the downtime and after care?
There are no side effects and no recovery time is required. Mild redness may occur for a couple of hours post treatment but generally the skin is smooth and glowing immediately after treatment.
Option 3 – Collagen P.I.N or DermaFrac with growth factor serum
What is growth factor serum?
Growth factor serum is a potent blend of growth factor peptides and vitamins that penetrate deeply into the skin for total skin rejuvenation.
Growth Factors are naturally occurring peptides that promote new skin cells and speed up cell turnover – all of which are key to skin repair, renewal and regeneration. As we age the body’s own production of growth factors slows down and topical supplementation is both important and necessary to help prevent ageing and to rejuvenate skin. With micro-needling we can deliver these potent proteins deep into the skin – exactly where you need them most.
What does growth factor serum deliver?
Adding growth factor serum to your micro-needling treatment significantly increases skin elasticity, firmness and tone for a healthy, vibrant and youthful complexion. Cells are hydrated and healthy skin function supported, skin texture is enhanced along with moisture balance, making the skin look plump and hydrated.
Increased collagen and elastin production delivers firmer, smoother, brighter skin. Red or inflamed skin is calmed and your skin is protected against free radical damage that increases resistance to photo-ageing and supports cell metabolism whilst enhancing blood flow.
When booking your micro-needling treatment you can choose to add growth factor serum to your treatment.