Skin Needling, or CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy), is a regenerating treatment that safely repair and rejuvenates troubled areas of the skin.
Based on acupuncture, and using multiple micro needles, Skin Needling kick starts the body’s natural wound healing response underneath the skin which results in the production of new collagen. The procedure has been proven to treat a number of skin conditions and problems including smoothing wrinkles and lines and improving skin texture, scarring, and stretch marks. The face is a common area for Skin Needling treatment, however other areas of the body such as the hands, neck, back and chest can be treated just as successfully, with great results.
Skin Needling is a safe, tested and reliable procedure that involves creating rejuvenating microscopic punctures in the skin. The process involves multiple micro needles acting together in the specific area of the treated condition, creating tiny punctures in the skin that encourage the production of new collagen which will progressively work to fill in the scar, stretch mark, or wrinkles being treated, making them less noticeable and in some cases removing them altogether.
Each patient’s situation is different and results can vary.
Other skin rejuvenating techniques utilise methods that can often remove the healthy top layer of skin. Skin Needling creates dermal stimulation without attacking the outer layer, maximising the outward appearance of the area and speeding up the healing process at a much faster rate than other procedures. This treatment avoids some of the usual skin care related worries that other procedures can possess, such as the risk of permanent structural damage, increased sun sensitivity, skin colour loss and hyper pigmentation.
The procedure is ideal for treating a variety of skin concerns including:
The face is the most common area for skin treatments, but other areas of the body can enjoy great Skin Needling results just as effectively, including the hands, neck, back and chest. This makes it an excellent treatment for:
Loss of elasticity
Visible Skin Needling results will usually require multiple sessions. Improvement in skin tone and texture will start to show within six to eight weeks and will continue to improve drastically in the following months, depending on what has been treated. After a series of procedures, a significant improvement will be noticeable, including smoother skin, improved skin tone, reduction of scars and pitting, improved texture of stretch marks, and a reduction in fine lines.
Focus Skin and Laser recommend anywhere between three to eight treatments as a general guideline, however, certain deeper skin problems may require additional sessions. Consult with us to formulate the best plan of action.
During the procedure, the micro needles vibrates up and down approximately 108 times per second and this vibration is the reason we are able to perform the treatment without anaesthetic!
The vibration which is a non-painful sensation, closes the ability for the nerves to conduct pain sensation. Essentially, only one message can get through, if the non-painful message is sent first, the pain one is ignored.
Acne stage III-IV
Post-treatment, you will experience mild to moderate redness, swelling and sensitivity that can last between twelve to forty-eight hours. After a few days, the area will start to feel dry and tight, but this is a normal occurrence as your skin begins to heal and produce new collagen.