Collagen Induction Therapy
Also known as: Roll-Cit™- Medical Needling - Skin Needling
Collagen Induction Therapy can soften fine lines, tighten skin, restore elasticity, and reduce the appearance of acne scarring.
The principle of skin needling is to stimulate the body’s own production of collagen. It involves using a sterile roller comprised of a series of fine, sharp needles to puncture the skin. Performed under local anaesthetic with sedation, the device is "rolled" over the surface of the face to create many microscopic channels deep into the dermis of the skin, which stimulate your own body to produce new collagen.
Before 2 months after treatment
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Directly following the skin needling procedure, vitamins A and C are applied to the skin as, once the top layer of skin (epidermis) has been breached, the active ingredients in the vitamins can reach into the depths of the skin more effectively than by simply applying the products topically. Vitamins A and C stimulate skin renewal, thereby making the skin appear fresher and younger.
An important part of the treatment is the preparation of the skin prior to the procedure with therapeutic doses of vitamins A and C. This significantly reduces downtime and patient discomfort. It is very important to continue using the topical vitamin cream for at least 6 months post-procedure to ensure the production of healthy collagen and elastin.
The treatment times can range from 10-60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. Afterwards, the skin is usually pink or red and some bruising and minor scabbing may occur. Healing time is 4-7 days and make-up can be worn after 2-3 days.
The number of treatments required varies and will be determined by your physician. Results generally start to be seen after about 6 weeks but the full effects can take at least three months to occur. The outcome of Collagen Induction Therapy combined with a prescribed post-treatment skin care routine can produce dramatic results that will last for years.
Medical needling can be combined with other treatments including
anti-wrinkle injections, IPL, and traditional surgical procedures to produce an extraordinary facial rejuvenation result.
Average Price Range: $1200-$3000