Collagen Induction Therapy
Multiple fine needles pierce the skin using either vertical stamping or rolling methods. The controlled needling creates micro injuries in the skin, instigating the skin’s repair mechanism of collagen synthesis - the growth of new collagen and elastin.
Piercing the skin creates microscopic channels that allow topical solutions to penetrate into the deeper layers of the dermis, increasing absorption. Infusing hyaluronic acid into these channels can instantly hydrate the skin. Infusing collagen stimulating ingredients can further improve skin texture and tone.
Collagen induction therapy is indicated for:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Large pores
- Scars - including acne scarring (not suitable for keloid scars, or scars less than 6 months old)
- Stretch marks
Micro-needling can be used on all skin colours and skin types. It can be carried out clinically or in the home.
Redness occurs following treatments and generally subsides within 48 hours. It may last longer with deeper needling and for those with sensitive skin.
Collagen growth is visible from 6 weeks and the skin will continue to improve over 6 - 12 months.
A regime of 4 - 6+ treatments, 4 weeks apart is recommended to achieve the best results.