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Micro-needling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin which induces collagen production and actually strengthens the epidermis.. It may not sound appealing but this minimally invasive treatment can be very effective.

The expert technician uses a needle pen that contains very fine needles. When passed over the skin, the needles create micro “injuries” in the skin to trigger new collagen synthesis. Each micro “injury” creates a channel that triggers the body to produce new collagen and elastin to fill the microscopic wound. This procedure has no major side effects and beautiful results are noticeable in a short period of time.

The major benefits of Micro-needling include:

  • Reverse Sun Damage & Hyper-pigmentation

Collagen is arguably the best way to improve the look of skin, and this goes beyond reducing wrinkles. Stimulating collagen growth with microneedling can also reverse sun damage and discoloration, including the hyperpigmentation that comes with melasma.

  • Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines

The loss of elastin and collagen cause thinning, sagging skin, and facial wrinkles. Micro-needling stimulates the production of natural elastin and collagen that reduces wrinkles and fine lines. You’ll have younger looking skin with no downtime. Your pocketbook will like it too – this procedure is much less expensive than laser and light treatments.

  • Improves Scars

Micro-needling is proven to diminish the look of surgery and acne scars. This procedure breaks down old tissue and triggers the production of new elastin and collagen for healthier skin. Professional grade machines will treat deep acne scars that occur beneath the surface of the skin.

  • Shrink Pores

Microneedling doesn’t actually enlarge pores as you might think piercing your skin hundreds of times would, it stimulates collagen in and around your pores, which causes them to plump and appear shrunken, if not closed.

  • Prevents Signs of Aging

Micro-needling effectively and powerfully stops the early signs of aging as well as preventing new wrinkles and fine lines from occurring. When combined with consistent use of corrective antioxidant serums, this procedure aids in brightening your skin that results in a youthful glow. You can’t get that from home treatments or other cosmetic products!

If you fall any of the categories below, this treatment is not suitable. If you are unsure please contact us for a free consultation.

Immediate contra-indications:

  • Pregnant/Nursing
  • Active acne/inflamed
  • Active skin infection of any type, such as herpes simplex, impetigo, flat warts.
  • Chemotherapy or radiation - 6 months post treatment
  • Haemophilia - completely contraindicated
  • Skin Cancer in the treatment area — completely contraindicated
  • Sunburn in the treatment area — completely contraindicated
  • Scleroderma — completely contraindicated
  • Family history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation
  • Ro-accutane. - 6 - 12 months post treatment
  • Insulin dependant diabetics
  • Have bacterial or viral diseases of the skin
  • Nickel or stainless steal allergies
  • Laser treatments — face only — 4-6 weeks post treatment
  • Active Herpes – cold sores — must take anti-viral meds 2 weeks pre and post treatment (peels & needling)
  • Any recent invasive or stimulating skin procedures i.e. micro-dermabrasion - 2 weeks post procedures.
  • Botox and fillers — 7-14 days post procedure
  • Strong chemical peels - PH lower than 3.1.
  • Recent facial operations — must wait at least 3 months post surgery

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