A cosmetic procedure making use of needle therapy to induce the production of collagen, resulting in the reduced appearance of wrinkles and a vibrant, healthy-looking skin.
COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY (MICRO-NEEDLING)
Medical micro-needling is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that stimulates the production of new collagen under your skin. Through tiny, sterilised needles, this skin-tightening procedure aims to create controlled injury under the skin’s surface, inducing the formation of elastin- and collagen fibres (neo-collagenases). It’s a safe and effective treatment that over time plumps and thickens the skin to reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles and fine lines.
We use topical gels and creams to speed-up the recovery process and increase collagen production, utilising the channels created by the micro-needles for better absorption of these aids through the top layer of the skin. Collagen induction therapy (CIT) also encourages the formation of new capillaries, and the improved blood supply advances overall skin texture to give you an energized, smooth skin.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
The skin around the eyes are thin and has fewer oil glands, making them more prone to dryness and the formation of wrinkles. Also known as ‘crow’s feet’, these are usually the first showing signs of aging.
Forehead wrinkles are one of the many signs of aging that often appear as you enter your 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. In a similar manner to other wrinkles, they are the result of various factors, including sun damage, genetics and loss of collagen and elasticity that occur with age
Smoking exposes the skin to toxins and break down existing collagen. This leads to the loss of the skin’s elasticity and consequent fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Smoker’s lines are generally around the lips and eye area.
The main reason one would get wrinkles, is due to these proteins breaking down or production of these proteins slowing down, resulting in visible fine lines in the décolleté region.
Melasma causes the formation of irregular, dark pigmentation patches to areas that are generally over-exposed to sun. They can occur in anyone and sometimes appear during pregnancy or when woman use contraceptives. The most prominent areas usually include the cheeks, forehead, upper lip and nose.
Uneven skin pigmentation is caused by an overproduction of melanin, which becomes less as we age. Sometimes our skin have dark and discoloured spots due to over-exposure to UV rays. Spots can also be a result of post-inflammation conditions caused by acne.
Enlarged pores are due to the excessive production of sebum on the skin, which leads to oily skin. Even though this is a natural phenomenon, it can cause acne that could negatively impact affect teens, young adults and in some cases people in their middle age.
Scars are a natural part of a healthy, natural, healing body and can have a variety of causes including injury and acne. Scarring will depend on the severity of the injury and with a variety of treatments it’s best to get treatment at an early stage.
Wound healing takes place when the skin or any other organ heals itself. Through the stages of homeostasis, inflammation, growth and strengthening, the skin will set in motion a natural process to heal damaged skin.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This depends on the density and length of the needles used, but generally the skin appears pink or red (much like a sunburn) for 24 – 48 hours. Older patients, or those with sensitive skin, can take up to 4 days to fully recover.
Very occasionally there might be minor bleeding or bruising immediately after the treatment. Except for the red sunburnt appearance in the first 24 – 48 hours, the skin might feel warm, tight and itchy for a while. The inflammatory condition in the skin is generally short-lived, will fade after a couple of days and depends on the skin colour of the individual.
New, regenerated skin usually appears between 6-8 weeks after the treatment, gradually improving and evolving in ensuing months. Although the treatment could produce noticeable results, a series of 6-8 treatments is recommended 4-6 weeks apart from each other for optimum results.
It is not overly painful, but some form of discomfort can be experienced. Our aesthetic therapists are proficient and precise. They will use a topical anaesthetic to numb the skin to ensure the least discomfort and pain.
Excessive sweating should be avoided for the first 1-2 days after treatment. You can return to work immediately if your skin is not too red and medical foundation can be applied to reduce its visibility.