Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is an innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance.
During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles.
Microneedling also creates superficial micro-channels that allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.
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Common Questions relating to our Treatments
• What are the Benefits of Micro needling /Collagen Induction Therapy?
The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging, also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
• What areas of the body can I treat?
Micro needling can be used on all parts of the body; Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
• What does it feel like?
The feeling is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
• How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 15-30-45 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
• What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days, or more. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
• When will I see the results?
Clients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
• How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is designed to reverse years of skin wrinkling, sun damage, hyperpigmentation and acne scarring.
The DermaStamp is a micro needling pen. The micro needles within the pen create hundreds are tiny micro channels through the epidermis into the deeper dermis. Thus triggering the natural process of collagen and elastin repair without scarring, resulting in improved skin thickness, strength and smoothness making the skin healthier and more youthful.
During a micro needling used a Facial Aesthetics allows penetration of the needles. The depth and speed of the device is adjusted to give maximum results and ability to remodel the skin in many areas including face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands and abdomen and has excellent results with stretch marks, scars and acne scars.
The procedure takes approximately 1 hour depending on the area being treated (this includes time to numb the skin prior to the procedure).
During the Micro Needle treatment Mesotheraphy serums can be delivered directly into the deeper layers of the skin to improve results, this can be incorporated in your treatment plan.
Micro Needle treatment stimulates the natural healing process and is therefore a holistic approach to skin treatment. After treatment with Micro needling your skin will begin natural dermal and epidermal wound healing, resulting in enhanced stimulation of new healthy skin.
Phase 1 (days 1-3)
Inflammation: Activated by piercing the dermal tissue, platelets release cytokines and growth factors which act as signals for the body’s immune system. White blood cells are sent in to disinfect the wounds, clear the debris, increase the blood supply and begin the creation of fresh, new skin.
Phase 2 (days 3-5)
Proliferation: In this phase, the fibroblasts, keratinocytes and epidermal cells continue to divide to populate the areas of damage and secrete growth factors and extracellular matrix, such as elastin and collagen will be laid down and deposited with new tissue formation.
Phase 3 (days 6-30)
Remodeling: during this phase, collagen and elastin producing fibroblasts proliferate in the puncture wounds formed by the micro needles and migrate. The collagen in the newly formed tissue is now replaced with even stronger collagen and the dermis contracts to create a youthful firm, but supple texture to the skin.
There can still be improvements to the skin for up to 6 months after treatment as further collagen is produced.
Some patients may only require a single treatment, repeated one per year to achieve optimal results. However, most patients would be recommended to have a series of 3-4 treatments spaced every 6 weeks. For other patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-ageing, stretch marks or scarring it would be recommended to have 6-8 sessions to ensure optimal results.