Dermapen Medical Skin Needling, also known as CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy) is the latest craze to hit the industry and it’s causing quite a stir. This is no surprise to me as the results that clients are experiencing are truly not to be underestimated. For fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and general textural improvement of the skin this treatment is a must try for all skin types. Most areas are suitable for skin needling but the most popular are Full Face, Neck, Chest, Crows Feet, Mid Brow and Forehead.
So what is it and how does it work? In a nut shell, skin needling involves pricking the skin with a series of very fine needles. Whilst there is minimal penetration, each of these thousands of tiny puncture wounds induces the release of growth factors that stimulate new collagen and elastin growth in the surrounding skin. New collagen and elastin production is the goal of all skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments and once initiated can continue for up to 12 months to 2 years resulting in a visible improvement in skin firmness and texture and a softening and lifting of scars and wrinkles.
Skin Needling Results
What Can I Expect in a Skin needing treatment?
The treatment itself takes less than an hour. Most people experience redness resembling sunburn on the areas treated, which fades over the next day and can be covered with the Ultraceuticals CC Mineral Tint and/or Ultraceuticals Mineral Powder. Generally a minimum of 3 – 4 treatments are required to achieve improvements in skin firmness and texture. Scarring may take 6 or more treatments. Skin needling results accrue gradually because collagen production takes time, however most clients notice and improvement in their skin tone and texture within 6 – 8 weeks of each treatment.
This treatment has grown enormously in popularity, not only due to the great results but unlike Laser skin rejuvenation, Skin Needling does not involve the removal of any skin tissue, or heat, therefore can be performed on all skin types (white to dark skin) and is suitable for sensitive thin skinned areas such as the neck and chest. Skin needling is a low downtime and cost effective alternative to Laser treatments.