Collagen Induction Therapy
What is collagen induction therapy?
Collagen induction therapy, also known as skin needling is a skin rejuvenating treatment which improves skin texture, elasticity, complexion and thickness by inducing the bodies natural wound healing response. Medical grade, microscopic needles create micro puncture wounds at different depths in the skin which generates the production of new skin cells, collagen and elastin.
Benefits of collagen induction therapy;
Fine lines and wrinkles.
Acne scars, chicken pox scars, surgical scars and stretch marks.
Hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation.
Texture, elasticity and tighten.
Rejuvenation of hands, neck and decolletage.
Sun damage and uneven skin tone.
What is the recovery?
Clients may experience slight swelling, redness, lymph drainage, minor itching and tight tender skin after treatment. By day three the client may notice crusting or flaking of the skin and by day five the skin should have barely any evidence of the procedure. A mineral makeup is safe to use within 24 hours after treatment.
How many treatments are necessary?
Generally 3-4 treatments are required to achieve optimal results. Treatments should be spaced at 4-6 weeks apart. A minimum of 5-6 treatments are required for scarring, performed at 6 weeks apart.
Is collagen induction therapy right for me?
Collagen induction therapy (skin needling) is suitable for all skin types. It is the ultimate skin rejuvenating treatment for someone who wishes to enhances the overall complexion, thickness and texture of the skin. Collagen induction therapy eliminates the signs of aging by improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and enhances the appearance of acne, chicken pox or surgical scars.
The client must not be pregnant or breastfeeding.
The client must be off Accutane for 12 months.
The client must not have an allergic reaction to lignocaine and tetracaine.
The client must be in good health. If the client has signs of the flu the appointment must be rescheduled.
The client must not keloid scar or have poor wound healing history.
The client does not have diabetes, autoimmune disorder or display signs of Herpes Simplex Virus (cold sores).
The client must not suffer from a skin disease.
If the client is taking anticoagulants like fish oils or aspirin it means the client will bruise and bleed easily. It is best to seek medical advise and cease medication if approved by your GP for at least 7-10 days before treatment.
Active Shingles or Chicken Pox
Shingles and chicken pox are highly contagious viruses and could cause cross contamination. The virus must be cleared before treatment.
Collagen induction therapy can not be performed on someone with active acne as it could spread bacteria and aggravate the skin. It is best to wait until the acne has cleared.
Dermal fillers & botox
A client must receive dermal fillers and botox at least two weeks before or four weeks after collagen induction therapy.
It is best to wait 6 months for the scar to mature before a collagen induction therapy treatment.
Cleanse the area with a gentle cleanser for the first 72hrs.
Apply ASAP Soothing Gel 2-3 times a day or as needed to keep the area moist for 72 hours following your treatment.
Apply hyaluronic acid + B3 gel morning and night.
If needed use a mineral make-up for the first 72hrs and apply with a clean brush.
Apply a natural sunscreen with an SPF 25 or greater. (Moogoo Natural Sunscreen from Priceline Pharmacy’s).
Booking Fee $50.00 redeemable towards treatment (non refundable).
Aftercare Serum $75.00 (to be ordered prior to treatment).
Full Face $100.00
Full Face & Neck $150.00
Full Face, Neck & Decolletage $200.00
Half Face $ 75.00
Neck $ 85.00
Hands $ 75.00