Collagen induction therapy harnesses your body’s natural healing powers to improve skin health. In terms of skin rejuvenation it delivers superb visible results for fine lines, sun damage, scarring and uneven skin tone. It also helps to firm the skin. The process called ‘micro-needling’ is delivered with the SkinPen Microneedling Device which is the world’s ONLY FDA approved CE marked device on the market.
As we age the natural structure of our skin deteriorates. This deterioration leads to fine lines & wrinkles, large pores and uneven skin texture. SkinPen comfortably creates thousands of controlled micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. This process results in the formation and remodelling of Collagen, which supports the underlying tissue. It leaves the skin looking more youthful and and tighter.
As a professional skin therapist, Lucy treats many acne patients. Once we have worked to reduce your acne, visible scarring can be left behind. Microneedling is an amazing treatment to lessen and even remove the scarring on the face. We can also use the device to treat scars and stretch marks of any kind. Although this is a more advanced treatment, we can use the SkinPen Microneedling device on any part of the body.
Downtime: 24 hours. You cannot put any product onto your skin for at least 24 hours post treatment. Due to the micro-wounds to the skin, anything that is applied during this open period will effectively be injected into the skin. Redness may last a few days, followed by slight dryness/flaking, however this normally occurs in very dehydrated skin. Your skin will only flake if it needs to.
Pre-Treatment: Microneedling uses your body’s own healing power to rejuvenate your skin. With this is mind we advise that you live as ‘clean’ as possible for two weeks prior to the treatment. This means eating plenty of green vegetables, fibre and antioxidant rich fruit, and lots of WATER!
You will also need to stop using any actives such a retinol and acids for 7 days before the treatment. This reduces sensitivity and allows your skin to remain strong and resilient.