What is skin needling?
Skin needling produces similar results to lasers and deep chemical peels, but is much less invasive. As a result healing time is shorter and treatment is suitable for all skin types including fragile areas around the eyes, mouth and on the neck.
Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a procedure that involves a fractional penetrate the top layers of the skin and create pin-point injuries in the deeper layers. This triggers the body’s natural wound healing response, which includes the release of growth factors and the deposition of new collagen and elastin to rejuvenate the skin. Skin needling is a very effective treatment for wrinkles, rosacea, scars, stretch marks, thin skin density, sun damage, hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation.
The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. Results can be quite spectacular.
Visible signs of skin rejuvenation are usually seen after just 6 weeks following the treatment and continue to improve for up to 2 year.
Stretch Marks and Cellulite
Is skin needling safe?
Yes, skin needling has been practiced by doctors and nurses worldwide for more than 25 years. It is important you select a reputable clinic with trained practitioners to carry out your treatment. The skin needling treatment is performed by trained experts in a very safe and precise manner at Raquel’s Skin Care Centre.
What you cant do before treatment?
Skin Needling is contra-indicated on irritated skin, infected skin, fungal skin infections, active acne, active rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, severe solar keratosis, skin cancer, raised moles, warts and any open wounds or sores. If you have any of these skin conditions please advise us prior to treatment.
Your Safety is our first priority
We use medical grade devices Dermaroller. This is very important as poor quality skin needling devices can produce adverse reactions and complications with the skin. We pride ourselves on both our knowledge and experience but also on our thorough consultations that ensure we have all the necessary information to minimise the risk of complications.
How will I look immediately after the treatment?
After the procedure, your skin will be red and flushed in appearance similar to moderate sunburn. You will experience mild tightness and mild sensitivity to touch. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following the treatment and within the next 48 hours your skin will be completely healed.
The length of downtime depends on the micro needle size used for your treatment. You will be informed of your predicted post-treatment appearance during the consultation.
Is there any post treatments?
The skin may look or feel swollen and may have sunburn like sensation post procedure. For most treatments, this generally only lasts 24-48 hours, however, these affects can last up to 6 days following more advanced treatments.