Also known as Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI) or Dermal Needling, it is a collagen inducing treatment. Skin needling is particularly useful for loose skin and wrinkles, scarring, pigmentation, stretch marks, rosacea and hair loss.
What is involved in the treatment?
It involves the use of a surgical stainless steel dermal roller that creates micro-injury to the skin, which will allow for total skin renewal via the wound healing process. This allows for the skin to be rebuilt to a stronger and healthier state. The skin might become red, and may bleed which is encouraged, as the blood brings with it all of the repair and growth factors that make this treatment so successful. In order to maximise your treatment, a combination of vitamin serums can be infused into the skin to nourish and enhance your skin further. The vitamins include Ascorbic acid, Vitamin B, and Zinc.
The treatment can also be combined with the PRP treatment to deliver optimal collagen building and improve skin tone further. (see link to PRP).
How many treatments do I need?
You will notice an improvement in the skin after the first treatment, but between four and six treatments are recommended to achieve the best outcome. As the build up of collagen is a continuous process, you will reap the benefits of the treatment for months afterwards.
What are the side effects?
Some people experience what looks like mild sunburn on their face immediately after the treatment. This is due to the micro-injury made by the dermal roller.