- Tissue Regeneration
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Collagen Induction Therapy
- Scar Reduction Therapy
- Fine Lines
- Deep Wrinkles
- Hyper – Pigmentation
- Pore Size Reduction
- Stretch Marks
- Acne Scarring
- Skin Tightening
COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY
Collagen Induction Therapy procedure works by stimulating your own body’s collagen. Your body will start to naturally regenerate the skin, working below the surface in the dermis. New skin cells are generated & blood supply is enhanced. It will only take up to 6 weeks before visible signs of regeneration are seen & the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a gradual & long lasting enhancement.
SCAR REDUCTION THERAPY
Scar Reduction Therapy procedure works by releasing old fibrotic scar tissue deep within the skin. Scar tissue is what creates visible scars on the skin’s surface. The treatment will repair the skin naturally, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen & elastin fibres are formed, softening scars, generating new skin cells & enhancing blood supply. Results can be seen within 6 weeks, and a total of 70-80% improvement of scars.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONs
What is skin needling?
Skin needling is a treatment using very fine needles. It is a medical device used in micro needling to break down old scar tissue & to stimulate skin cells to proliferate. This cell multiplication results in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibres as well as in new capillaries for an improved blood supply. As a result the repair process releases numerous growth and healing factors that stimulate new collagen to be deposited under the skin surface. The procedures are called Scar Reduction Therapy (SRT) & Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).
This repair processs will actually extend over a 12 to 16 week period after the treatment and collagen is still restructuring for up to 12 months.
This in turn means your skin just gets better and better over time!
What is the difference between skin needling and other skin rejuvenation techniques?
In contrast to all ablative techniques like Lasers and Fractional Laser treatments, skin needling stimulates new tissue formation – it acts constructively and the skin remains intact. The skin does not get damaged (unlike other devices) and therefore will not go into a wound healing response. The Dermastamp significantly improves atrophic scars & improves skin texture.
What effects does skin needling have on the skin?
Skin needling improves the thickness of the dermis as well as the epidermis. This in return improves skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation. Reduces disfiguring scars & acne scars, stimulates new collagen fibres, improves blood supply and harmonises pigmentation.
Can the skin needling be performed on any skin colour?
Since skin needling does not use thermal heat (unlike IPL & Lasers) it is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colours. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
How often can the procedure be repeated?
For Collagen Induction Therapy we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 6 to 8 weeks between treatments. For Scar Reduction Therapy an average of 3 to 5 treatments are recommended, with an improvement of 70-80%.
What are the side effects of the procedure?
There are virtually no negative side effects, and none have ever been reported in over 150,000 procedures performed worldwide.
Are there any risks of post-op infections?
Since the tiny pricking channels close within one hour, and provided the procedure is done under clinical conditions, post-op infections are very unlikely.
What is the down time after a treatment?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 24 hours on average. The total healing time depends on the depth of the needles used, the number of passes performed and the individuals skin. Expect some redness for 2-4 days.
In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend healing minerals, peptides and hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sun screen. We also recommend the use of mineral makeup to help with the healing.
What should I avoid on my skin?
To ensure the right healing environment, for 2-3 days avoid the use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (for example – Glycolic Acid), Retinol, acidic or “active” ingredients.
What should I use on my skin after the treatment?
An Anti-Inflammatory Cleanser to soothe, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, a good quality post care balm and zinc based SPF 30+.
What is a homecare Dermaroller?
The Home Care Dermaroller have very short, fine needles, not more than 0.2 mm. The Home Care Dermaroller serves the following purposes:
a) To enhance active substance through the skin barrier (stratum corneum)
b) To improve and support results after and in between CIT treatments by: stimulating epidermal cells for proliferation that results in a faster renewal cycle of the epidermis and thickens the epidermal cell layers.
The Home Care Dermaroller will not stimulate collagen, but it helps to maintain a beautiful skin. Available to purchase at Calm Waters Beauty And Spa.