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Skin Needling: How Does it Work?

By : Madeleen

Skin Needling/Dermapen, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy is used to treat different skin conditions: from acne scarring, chicken pox scarring to deep facial lines, wrinkles and pigmented skin. Skin Needling causes tiny channels in the skin.

Each dermal injury triggers the body’s natural wound healing response within the skin, producing new collagen and elastin in the treated area. As the dermal layer produces more collagen and elastin, with successive treatments, skin becomes firmer, smoother and more elastic. The complexion becomes and looks more balanced and healthier. Effectively Skin Needling performs a non surgical facelift.

With the increased blood flow, the oxygen and nutrients will flow to the treated area, assisting with the healing process. These tiny channels in the skin, will aid in the penetration of the product being applied during the treatment, leading to better penetration of the active ingredients.

Your skin is naturally renewed every 40 days (1 cycle). With the correct home care products, results will be noticeable from your skin needling after 2 cycles (80 days). As each individual has different levels and grades of scarring, the amount of time you continue needling varies from user to user.

Skin Needling is safe for all skin colours and types. Only 3 days downtime is needed for healing. With the correct home care products and in-salon treatments, you are on the right track to optimal results.

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