Scar Revision for Face & Body

Dry Skin Needling /Collagen Induction Therapy- Face and Body

  • Erase fine lines and wrinkles naturally, anywhere on the face or neck.
  • Remodel stretchmarks
  • Revise burn scars
  • Revise surgical scars

Before & After:

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Overview of Skin Needling/Collagen Induction Therapy

Skin Needling, Dry Needling, Needle-dermabrasion, Dry tattooing, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), are names used to describe a tattoo procedure where the result of the healing process results in wrinkle and scar remodeling.  The Dry Tattooing procedure is used to reduce acne scarring (pits, boxcars, & rolling scars), surgical scaring, burn contracture and trauma scaring.

It is simple, safe and delivers good results consistently.

How does Skin Needling /Collagen Induction Therapy work?

Collagen Induction Therapy procedure works by stimulating your own body’s collagen. Your body will start to naturally regenerate the skin, working below the surface in the dermis. New skin cells are generated and blood supply is enhanced. It improves the thickness of the dermis as well as the epidermis. This in return improves skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as hypo-pigmentation, new collagen fibers, improved blood supply and evens out pigmentation. It will only take up to a few weeks before visible signs of regeneration are seen and the process will continue over the following 6-12 months, providing you with a gradual and long lasting enhancement.

Scar Reduction Therapy

Scar Reduction Therapy procedure works by releasing old fibrotic scar tissue deep within the skin. Scar tissue is what creates visible scars on the skin’s surface. The treatment will repair the skin naturally, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen and elastin fibers are formed, softening scars, generating new skin cells and enhancing blood supply. Results can be seen within as little as a few weeks, and a total of 70-80% improvement of scars.

Is Skin Needling Safe?

Yes, safe and suitable for all skin types, including thin skin and previously lasered skin. There is no ablation to the epidermis therefore a simple and natural response of collagen is induced.  All skin types that have hyperpigmentation can be lightened.  Skin is thickened, tightened and elasticity is restored.

Why do I need a consultation prior to treatment?

Assess if the Skin Needling treatment is appropriate for you

Explain the Skin Needling process

Advise pre and post treatment care instructions

Advise the cost of treatment

Are Skin Needling treatments painful?

Tolerance levels vary for all. Topical anesthetic numbing creams are applied to the skin, prior to all treatments. Most clients say they felt no pain or a slight sensation that was minimal and tolerable.

How should I prepare before for my treatment?

To minimize the possibility of adverse skin effects we recommend avoiding the following activities for at least 2 to 4 weeks prior to your treatment:

Sun exposure (apply SPF 30 + sunscreen daily)

No spray tanning

No topical fake tanning lotion of any kind

No prescription strength exfoliates

No topical AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy acids) Glycolic Acids, Retinol, creams with anti-aging properties

No Dermal Fillers and/or Cosmetic Injectables ( 2 weeks prior)

No Accutane (one year prior)

Please Note: For optimum treatment results to be achieved, paramedical skin care may be recommended to be used a few days prior to treatment. You will be advised during your initial skin consultation.

 

Post treatment instructions:

You will be advised of the proper post treatment care instructions during your consultation and again in writing at the end of your treatment. In most cases, once the redness has calmed down you are able to resume with your normal activities.  It is best to treat the area with care as you would a sunburn.

Until Redness subsides:

Please avoid the following activities until the redness has calmed down:

No Use of exfoliating creams or scrubs

No AHA’s (Glycolic Acid), Retinol, acidic or “active” ingredients (after 2 weeks)

No Swimming pools and spas with multiple chemicals/ chlorine

No Activities that cause excessive perspiration

No Dermal Fillers and/or Cosmetic Injectable (three months post)

Please avoid the following activities in between and post treatments:

No Sun exposure (apply SPF 30 + sunscreen daily on areas being treated) ongoing daily.

No Artificial tanning creams or sprays of any kind.

Please Note: For optimum treatment results to be achieved, paramedical skin care may be recommended to be used post treatment. For example:  An anti-inflammatory cleanser to soothe, hyaluronic acid to hydrate, copper to help heal.

Is Skin Needling/CIT  permanent?

Skin Needling treatments are very effective and long lasting.  Results may last for several years and Skin Needling will provide significant benefits to concerned skin.  However due to a combination of factors such as life style and free radical damage, maintenance treatments may be recommended.  It is important to avoid excessive sun exposure and apply SPF 30+ sunscreen daily during and post treatments.

What can I expect after my treatments?

You will see real results during your treatment course. Your skin may initially look red a couple days post treatment and then shortly after the redness will start to minimize. The results will become more impressive with each successive treatment. Your skin’s overall texture and complexion will also improve throughout the treatment course.  Clients are continually experiencing great results and value from Skin Needling treatments.

How many treatments will I need?

For best results, on average we recommend completing 1 to 3 treatments. As the condition of skin, severity of scars and individual expectations will differ the number of treatments required may vary.  Maintenance treatments may be recommended to be performed on the area for some clients based on the skin’s color, condition and personal lifestyle.

How do I know when to come in for my next treatment?

On average we recommend treating the area 6 – 8 weeks apart. You will be scheduled for a 6 week assessment.  Based on your individual progress, follow up treatments may be recommended if needed to reach your desired result.  Additional appointments will be scheduled at that time.

How will I look in between the treatments?

If experienced, the inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within 12=24 hours on average, from redness to pink skin. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend healing ointments, serums, peptides or hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sunscreen. We also recommend the use of mineral based make-up to conceal redness during the healing process. This can be applied as early as the day after. Oxygenitics can be used immediately following your treatment.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Immediately following a Skin Needling treatment, clients may experience slight reddening or swelling of the skin, feeling somewhat like a mild sunburn. This effect is very normal and will disappear shortly after in most cases. Damage to the skin is very rare.  As the tiny pricking channels close within minutes, and the treatments are performed under clinical conditions, post-op infections are very unlikely.

Will my medication affect my treatment?

Certain medications may affect your Skin Needling treatment if they are photosensitive (such as Accutane and Retin A which may cause hyperpigmentation). If you are taking any medications, it is best to inform us during your consultation to ensure that you will receive the best possible treatment results.  

Why Skin Needling?

Skin needling stimulates new tissue formation while structurally maintaining the skin. The skin does not get damaged. Skin needling requires less downtime than most laser treatments, with comparative results.

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