MICRO NEEDLING - or Collagen Induction Therapy
This new age technology treatment uses fine micro-needles that create micro-injuries to the skin to encourage the body’s natural ability to repair. M.pen PRO gently glides over your skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin which helps to plump, smooth and tighten your skin. This highly effective treatment is ideal for many skin concerns such as; uneven skin - tone, texture and complexion, hormonal pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity and sagging of the skin, acne, open pores, scaring and even stretch marks. The wound healing response created, causes collagen to remodel and dramatically improve the appearance of the skin. To further the results even more a highly concentrated Mesoestetic ampule is infused into the skin during the treatment. A wide range of sterile ampules can be selected to create the perfect “cocktail” for the skin to achieve optimum results! It’s the perfect treatment to make your skin look and feel younger and fresher regardless of your skin type of colour.
Facts, Questions & Answers :
What can this treatment help to improve?
- uneven skin tone, texture and complexion
- hyper pigmentation, hormonal pigmentation + sunspots
- fine lines and wrinkles + loss of elasticity and sagging of the skin
- acne, open pores, scaring and stretch marks
- build resilience and volume in thinning skin
- enhances topical product penetration
How soon will I see results?
You will notice results after the first and second treatment, your skin will feel tight, firm and hydrated instantly. However the results will continue months after your treatments as the collagen continues to reproduce.
How many treatments do I need?
Treatments will depend on skin concerns & skins reaction to heal. But most people will get between 3 to 8 sessions to see the best results.
How often do I need to have this treatment done?
It’s recommended to leave 2 weeks in between treatments to give the skin ampule time to heal.
Is the treatment painful?
Depending on your skin type and how much fatty tissue you have within your skin will depend on the sensation. But most people feel a slight prickling sensation and warmth to the skin.
Will I need any down time?
Micro Needling has next to no down time varying from 24-48hrs to be back to its normal self. But straight after the treatment you will have only slight redness, possibly a little sensitivity but will quickly subside.
Can you have micro needling done if you’ve had Botox and Filler in the past?
Yes! You certainly can, you do need to allow between 2-3 months after your procedure before starting the micro needling. But it’s completely safe to do after that time.
Your skin will be quite sensitive to active products for the first 3-5 days so it’s best to keep it simple. Reframe from using any really active serums or moisturisers. No exfoliating and use a good quality nourishing cream such as Medik8’s Ultimate Recovery. Once your skin feels less sensitive again your welcome to go back to your normal routine, but still be careful with AHA’s and retinols.