Hollywood’s hottest anti-aging secret, safe for all skin types and colours
One of the hottest skin rejuvenation treatments available today, Micro Needling
is known by a number of different names, including collagen induction therapy (CIT), percutaneous collagen induction (PCI), or skin needling.
What does micro needling do?
Microneedling naturally stimulates collagen and elastin production in the skin without damaging it, to create smoother, tighter, healthier and younger looking skin.
During treatment, the Micropen device penetrates the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create numerous tiny openings, prompting the body to create new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to the stimulus, the skin plumps and firms, reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Micro needling treatment is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colors. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. And it can be used on all parts of the body; face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
What does a micro needling treatment feel like?
The feeling associated with the procedure is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. It takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
Most people will experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as mild sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be minimal pin-point bleeding and/or bruising. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking but the full effects won’t be seen until a few months later.
How many micro needling treatments are needed to achieve results?
Micro needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results.
For collagen induction
we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments.
For scar reduction
an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended.
At SkinMed Clinic, we use the MicroPen Elite by Eclipse for our microneedling treatments, including the PRP Plasma Facial and PRP Hair Restoration therapy .
After Micro-Needling we perform Sonophoresis (Impact Deep)
Impact Deep gives cosmetic skin care new dimensions. The Impact Deep system from Alma Lasers opens a whole new set of possibilities. Cosmetic skin care products such as moisturizers and vitamins can help someone fight the signs of aging. However, the stratum corneum is the most important barrier to the absorption of cosmetic forumulations. Our body's defense against the intrusion of liquids into our dermis is very effective. In fact, some studies have shown that only 10% of any formulation placed on the skin actually reaches the underlying layers.
Impact Deep puts the gentle power of sonophoresis into your hands. Sonophoresis is an intense delivery of cosmetic ingredients to help fight the visible signs of aging. Often used as an adjunct cosmetic procedure to peels, facials or microdermabrasion, the delivery is undertaken using low frequencies rather than medical frequencies that typically cycle too fast for dermal delivery.
Sonophoresis with Impact Deep can increase absorption up to 1000 times depending on the substance used. This is because the pocket - or bubble - caused by soundwave vibration within the skin's intercellular lipid area are filled with product. As the Impact Deep cosmetic procedure continues, the bubbles are pushed deeper into the skin.
Taking Cosmetic Skin Care to new Depths
- Enhancing the delivery of topical creams and lotions helps to promote cosmetic ingredient absorption
- Increases absorption and enhancement of cosmetic creams and lotions
- Deep / Fast overall coverage
- Assists in the reduction in the appearance of fine lines*
- Brighter, more energized appearing skin
- Get enhanced results from the existing cosmetics you're already using
- Can be layered with your own creams