What is Skin Needling?
Skin Needling otherwise known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a special regenerating treatment that safely penetrates deep into the underlying layers of skin, aiding the repair and rejuvenation of troubled areas. Based on acupuncture, and using multiple needles that differ in size, CIT kick starts the body’s natural wound healing response underneath the skin. This results in the production and distribution of new collagen to help protect your skin. The procedure has been performed for many years, and has been proven to treat a number of skin conditions and problems including smoothing wrinkles and lines and improving skin texture, scarring, acne and stretch marks. The face is a common area for CIT treatment; however, other areas of the body such as the hands, neck, back and chest can be treated just as successfully, with great results.
How does CIT work?
CIT is a safe, tested and reliable procedure that involves creating rejuvenating microchannels in the skin using a specialised needling machine. The depth of penetration is constantly being changed dependent upon the area being treated and is personalised for each individual. The process involves multiple needles in various sizes acting together in the specific area of the treated condition. This treatment creates tiny punctures in the skin that encourage the production of new collagen, known as collagen induction, and will progressively work to fill in the scars, stretch marks 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. CIT creates dermal stimulation without attacking the outer layer, and with the follow up treatments offered, maximising the outward appearance of the area and speeding up the healing process at a much faster rate than other procedures. There is minimal downtime with most clients returning to normal activities the following day.
Prior to this treatment a comprehensive consultation is carried out to make certain there are no contraindications and to script a topical anaesthetic that is used to ensure client comfort during the procedure.