Mojo Beauty has this treatment on the menu as it makes sense and uses a natural process without any chemicals. Medik8 cosmeceuticals is such an active, powerful and effective skincare range that combining these two compliments each other so well for the best results!
What is micro-needling, Collagen Induction Therapy, Dermal Needling?
It's a treatment whereby a device with small needles is pushed (or rolled) over your face and neck area to create controlled punctures, which force your skin into repair mode and these devices are gentle enough to be used around the delicate eye area. Collagen Induction Therapy, also known as Dermal Needling, Rolling or Micro-needling, is currently becoming the leading method of skin rejuvenation, through precisely inciting the bodies innate immune and repair processes. In the past 2 years, there has been an explosion in clinical research redefining and optimising treatment protocols.
What are the benefits of micro-needling?
When your skin starts repairing itself it turbocharges your body's natural ability to produce collagen and elastin, which provides that firm plumpness. It also helps improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks and creates a more youthful skin tone.
Dermal needling treatments enable the therapists to be exceptionally precise, altering the needle depth to the treatment area. Collagen Induction Therapies now have the potential to reinitiate dormant and/or alter regenerating/repair functions of the skin, to create healthy, firm, smooth skin texture, interrupting the ageing processes. When combining the right protocols, the right active ingredients and treatment frequency the outcomes can include
The idea of having tiny needles puncturing your skin might sound like torture, but the procedure starts with your face being anesthetised with topical cream and has minimal downtime. The treatment can be tailored to the specific needs of the patient and can result in just a few hours of redness, mild swelling and erythema (redness). However, depending on your tolerance levels, these symptoms can last for one to two days and you can also experience pinpoint bleeding and bruising. Secondly, you will find that your skin will be rather dry for up to a week but it is recommended that you compliment the treatment with active Medik8 skincare products to enhance the result.
How many and how often will you need to have a treatment?
The number of sessions depends on the skin condition, but typically you're looking at 3-5 treatments in 4-6 week intervals with maintenance treatments every 6-9 months. However, every treatment no matter the frequency will have positive benefits on your skin and stimulate the elastin and collagen production in the treated area.
When can you expect to see results from micro-needling?
With in salon treatments the final results might not be noticeable until you hit the three to twelve months mark as boosting collagen and elastin within the dermis takes time. However, as with most treatments it depends on the individual.
When should you avoid micro-needling?
"It can be used on all skin colours and skin types, however it should be avoided if one has an active infection on the skin such as impetigo, active and inflamed acne or rosacea,” Those with hypersensitive skin, acute eczema or sun burnt skin should also avoid the technique.
Nik at Mojo Beauty is available to consult about dermal needling so either book in or contact her about a consultation.
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