Micro Needling Side Effects - What to Expect After Microneedling

Reduce scarring, wrinkles and bring back the plump!

What is collagen Induction Therapy?

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as micro needling or skin needling, is a non-light based rejuvenation treatment that initiates the body's immune response to repair and remodel damaged or ageing tissue. Skin needling uses a pen device with micro needles that oscillate up to 8000 times per minute. The body will close these micro treatment zones in a matter of hours and the production of collagen will continue for up to 12 weeks post treatment. Immediately following skin needling the skins uptake of active ingredients is significantly increased, thus allowing the penetration of nutrients directly where it is needed for optimal repair.

What can collagen induction therapy treat?

Collagen Induction Therapy is indicated for:

  • Acne scarring
  • Wrinkles
  • Reduction of pore size
  • Skin laxity
  • Striae (stretch marks)
  • Surgical scarring
  • Trauma scarring
  • Rejuvenation
  • Improve texture
  • Strengthen skin
  • Improve rosacea
skin workout

Modern day workout for your skin

Before Collagen Induction Therapy

Preparing your skin prior to your collagen induction therapy decreases healing time and reduces the risks of adverse reactions. Additionally, incorporating cosmeceutical grade skincare and nutritional supplementation will prepare your skin's cells to regenerate more rapidly and increase the tensile strength of your skin for better results. Pre-care will vary between each individual and will be explained thoroughly at your consultation.

After Collagen Induction Therapy

Micro Needling Side Effects - What to Expect After Microneedling. Immediately after the treatment the skin will exhibit moderate redness and feel flushed, this will subside over 2-72 hours and will depend on the condition being treated and the individual's healing abilities. In the days and weeks following CIT your skin will be more susceptible to burning in the sun and a broad spectrum SPF and sun avoidance must be strictly adhered to. Other lifestyle recommendations will be advised during your consultation appointment. It is advised not to undergo CIT for at least 3 days prior to a social event to allow redness to dissipate.

Skin Needling VS Laser rejuevnation

Due to the non-thermal properties of skin needling, it poses as a suitable option for all skin types as the risks of pigmentation are significantly decreased.

Skin needling
  • Epidermal integrity preserved
  • Increase dermal papillae
  • Release of EGF, PDGF, VEGF etc
  • Regenerative healing
  • Breaks down scar tissue
  • Natural collagen (TGF-B3)
  • Does not affect melanogenesis (the creation of melanin)
Thermal treatments
  • Initial epidermal destruction
  • Loss of dermal papillae
  • Coagulation of protein-based growth factors
  • Cicatricial healing
  • Scar collagen (TGF-B1 & B2)
  • Increase in melanogenesis (creation of pigment)