Collagen Induction Therapy or Medical Microneedling
Collagen Induction Therapy (Medical skin needling)
Medical skin needling is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to generate new skin cells which makes the skin smoother, brighter and healthier hence it is also called Collagen Induction Therapy.
At Skin Enhance Clinic, Microneedling is carried out with the Revolutionary Derma FNS™ device. Derma FNS™ is an advanced electronically powered device that uses multiple needles to vertically pierce the skin to create thousands of tiny holes within seconds. This injury to the skin stimulates the natural healing process as it begins to break down old rigid collagen and release serum growth factors which stimulate new collagen and elastin development. This is a complete skin remodelling process.
The Derma FNS™ results are equivalent to Fractional Lasers but at a fraction of the cost and with less downtime and minimal damage to the integrity of the skin.
How is the Derma FNS™ superior to Dermal rollers?
Unlike manual rollers, the Derma FNS™creates vertical channels which are designed to achieve a uniform effect, with minimal superficial damage. Dermal Rollers create V-shaped holes as they enter and leave the skin which is unnecessary trauma to the skin. Moreover, due to the vertical insertion mechanism, the needles can easily pierce scar tissue.
The speed is much higher achieving over 70,000 piercings per minute meaning the treatment time is lower while achieving superior results.
The number of insertion is much higher than the dermal rollers per square meter while the discomfort is much lower resulting in overall better results.
Derma FNS™ has adjustable needle depth so specific areas can be treated safely and effectively for example, under the eyes, side of the nose and across the top lip. This easier manoeuvrability around all facial contours results in a more uniform treatment.
Derma FNS™ causes minimal superficial damage which means less pain and redness post treatment.
This method of skin rejuvenation treats a multiple of skin concerns including
Improving fine lines and wrinkles
Minimising pore size
Sun damaged skin
Uneven skin tone
Improving stretch marks
Skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation
At a Glance
|NUMBER OF TREATMENTS||Usually 3-4 treatments 4-6 weeks apart with maintenance programme afterwards. The number of treatments depends on the condition being treated.|
|PROCEDURE TIME||30 - 45mins|
|RECOVERY TIME||24 hours|
|ANAESTHETIC||Topical cream for 20 - 30 mins before procedure|
|BACK TO NORMAL||Usually immediate however some may experience some warmth, redness and the skin might feel tighter than usual. Mild skin peeling may occur for up to 1 week.|
|FINAL RESULTS||Varies but some noticeable improvement 4-6 weeks after 1 treatment|
|DURATION OF RESULTS||Up to 1 year or maybe permanent|
|POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS||Soreness, redness, skin irritation, infection.|
|PRECAUTIONS POST PROCEDURE||Avoid for 24hrs: strenuous exercise/ makeup.|
Avoid for 3days: active/prescriptive skincare containing alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, vitamin A and C. Avoid emollients, dyes/colouring agents.
Avoid for 14-28days: Direct sun exposure .
|Contraindications||Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.|
|What conditions is this suitable for?||Acne scars (not active acne), Hyperpigmentation, Fine lines and wrinkles of face and décolletage. Stretch mark reduction.|
|Any pre-treatment necessary?||Anyone suffering with cold sores would be advised to have prophylactic treatment|
Disclaimer: Each person is unique so there will always be variations in individual response to treatment, recovery, and downtime following treatment. Please bear in mind that the above are estimates. Please book an appointment with me so that I can tailor your treatment plan for you.
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