Rejuvenate with baby soft skin - Microneedling
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as medical skin needling or micro-needling, is a new minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment designed to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as scars on the face and body. The treatment uses tiny needles or micro-needles on a medical-grade roller that is moved over the skin to create tiny, evenly-spaced puncture wounds on the skin. This process stimulates the body’s natural collagen production by generating a wound healing response. The roller used is much like a fine tattooing needle, so should cause minimal trauma when creating the microscopic punctures in the skin. However, topical local anaesthetic can be used to minimise discomfort. By damaging the skin you encourage the body to produce new collagen and elastin, which helps it thicken and ‘plump up’. The procedure can be performed on the face and body.
Cosmeceuticals combine the benefits of cosmetics with pharmaceuticals to offer you medical grade skin care products that can help to tackle issues such as acne, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, age spots, redness, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Cosmeceuticals also give you a skincare regime to use at home that can help revitalise your complexion, improve dry or oily skin, and fight the signs of ageing.
At the House of Kaurture Medical Clinic, we currently use medical grade skin care products. These products cover every aspect of skincare, including a number of specific programmes for problems such as acne and anti-ageing - and are available in a choice of formulations. This means that we can make sure that you go home with the products that will best complement and enhance your skin.
Am I a Candidate For Collagen Induction Therapy?
There are no major contraindications for Collagen Induction Therapy. As with all cosmetic treatments, the ideal candidate should have realistic expectations and be in generally good health. The treatment is suitable for all skin types. If you have any of the following concerns you may be a suitable candidate for Collagen Induction Therapy:
Lines and wrinkles
Scarring from acne, chicken pox, injuries or surgery
How Much Will My Collagen Induction Therapy Cost?
How much your treatment costs will depend on the size of the area being treated and what type of device is being used. You should expect to pay around £200 – £400
What Should I Do After Collagen Induction Therapy Treatment?
After Collagen Induction Therapy Treatment, your skin will be a bit red or pink. You may also get some bleeding and bruising, however this should be minimal and will depend on the length of the needle used during your treatment. The downtime with this treatment is very quick and you should have recovered between 24-72 hours.
Because the results of this treatment rely on kick-starting your body’s own collagen production, it can take between four to eight weeks before you start to fully see the benefits. A series of between two and five treatments is usually recommended to achieve maximum results.
Your House of Kaurture practitioner may also ask you to use a home-use roller and cosmeceutical grade skincare to enhance your treatment results. These home-use devices have much shorter needles than those used in clinics for treatments and are designed to help your skin absorb the active ingredients in any skincare products you are using. Beware of buying these types of products on the internet as you should not be using any medical grade device on your own at home. The best way to ensure you are using the right device is to have a consultation with a House of Kaurture specialist practitioner who can advise you on the right homecare kit to use and how it can compliment any treatments.