Skin Needling, or ‘Collagen Induction Therapy’ is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment that helps to restore collagen and elastin and the overall appearance of the skin.
What is Skin Needling?
Skin Needling is a non-invasive treatment where the upper dermal layer is punctured with ultra-fine medical-grade needles , creating micro wounds just beneath the surface of the skin. This process causes the body to create an increased amount of collagen and elastin leaving your skin looking and feeling fresher, clearer and rejuvenated.
How does it work?
Skin Needling causes a controlled trauma to the skin through the use of ultra-fine medical-grade needles penetrating the epidermis. This trauma causes the body to go into “repair” mode using the natural wound healing response which helps in the stimulation of more collagen and elastin. This increase in collagen and elastin continues for up to 12 months.
Is it suitable for my skin?
Skin Needling can be performed on most skin types, and for the following concerns; Ageing, Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Pigmentation, Scarring, Enlarged Pores, Dryness and Dehydration.
What is the down time?
There is no down time, however your skin will be red for 4-24 hours depending on your skin sensitivity.
Skin Needling Vs Dermal Roller?
The ultra-fine medical-grade needles on our skin needling pen penetrates the skin vertically whereas with Microneedling rollers the needles penetrate the skin at an angle causing more chance of ‘tears’ through the skin which will lead to more side effects and therefore longer recovery time.
The Skin Needling pen is also a more precise personalised treatment as we are able to set the depth for each area on the pen.
How many treatments do I need?
The amount of treatments needed is determined by your concern and condition of your skin, however usually it would be 3-6 treatments once a month.
How long does it take to see my results?
You will see results as early as the next day, your skin will feel tighter and look clearer, however your best results are seen 28 days after your treatment as that’s when the skin has completely renewed itself.
How long do the results last?
The results can last for 12 months after you finish your treatment plan, to increase the time your results last we recommend maintenance treatments and our Urban Spa home care.
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