Welcome to the second in our series of blogs covering the advanced facial therapies we offer at our day spa in Nelson. This article covers dermal needling.
What is it?
Dermal needling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT.
This type of advanced facial is a proven, simple, and fast treatment for fine lines, skin rejuvenation and scarring. Due to the epidermal layer remaining intact it is also suited for areas where invasive laser and peel treatments cannot generally be used. For example, around delicate areas, such as eyes and mouth.
How does it work?
Small, very fine, sterile needles are applied to the skin to create micro channels and cause a controlled wound response. Each puncture triggers the skin to heal and fill the channels by producing collagen and elastin. This process is called neovascularization and neocollagenesis. When combined with our recommended growth factors these micro channels also allow the delivery of growth factor directly to the dermis. This restores the skins supply of epidermal and fibroblast growth factor, quite literally, turning back the clock on skin that has been highly damaged or scarred.
Who is dermal needling suitable for?
This treatment is suitable for all skin types, including acne prone and/or scarred skin. In fact, dermal needling is a great choice for acniec skins as it opens up clogged pores, allowing oxygen to kill acne causing bacteria; with the added benefit of softening scars.
For best results, we recommend a course of five dermal needling therapies. Price on application.
For guidance on which of our products and advanced facial treatments are best suited to your concerns, please book in for a consultation/or skin analysis at our Nelson spa. At that appointment we can answer all your questions, address any concerns you may have and advise you of any pre or post treatment skincare that you will need to take into consideration.