What to expect with my skin needling treatment?
Your treatment will commence with a comprehensive consultation and patch test, which is conducted prior to your skin needling program. The patch test will be conducted with the same topicals used during your future treatment. This will give you and your technician a chance to observe your body’s reaction. You will then receive a simple, yet comprehensive information package to answer any remaining questions, ensuring you will be completely satisfied with your future skin needling treatments.
On the day of your treatment, you will be escorted into our designated CIT (collagen induction therapy) treatment room by your Chi skin therapist, armed with the knowledge that you are in the best hands possible. You will be confident Chi’s clinic hygiene standards are second to none, you will know exactly what your treatment entails, what to expect during the post treatment process, and most importantly that you will achieve the exact results you desire. Once the topical anaesthetic has activated your Chi skin therapist will open a sterile, single use 12 prong disc that is disposed at the completion of your session. Chi serums containing active ingredients such as the award winning Swiss Apple Stem Cells, y-PGA and Epithelial Growth Factors are painted onto the skin. The CIT treatment is performed working the targeted areas, with the sensation similar to that of microdermabrasion. Once the entire area is treated you will relax under the calming LED lamp to further increase collagen stimulation and calm the skin. Post treatment your skin with feel warm and stimulated, with any redness having calmed entirely the following day.
All treatments include your soothing home care serums of Green Tea Extract, LYCD and the highly hydrating properties of y-PGA post treatment. You will also enjoy a complimentary Bio Enzyme treatment 4-6 day later to address the skin natural rejuvenation process to hydrate, exfoliate and a gentle lymph drainage massage to encourage cell renewal. Two weeks from your initial treatment you will return for a Kakadu plum Nano infusing to capitalise of collagen synthesis. This is a beautiful treatment includes the Bio Enzyme mask and relaxing LED. Depending on the treatment programmed design specifically for you, you will return 4-6 weeks later for your continuing programme.
What is skin needling?
Are you wanting a plumper, smoother, fresher complexion without going down the surgical route? Skin needling is a minimally invasive skin treatment that utilises a device containing fine needles. The needles puncture the skin, impairing it in a controlled way. Each tiny puncture triggers the body to produce new collagen and elastin, which fill the microscopic wounds. This process improves the skin’s firmness, texture and reduces the appearance of large pores, scars, and stretch marks. It can also lessen the appearance of sun damage, creating younger-looking, healthier skin.
Skin needling is a fast and simple way to treat scars and wrinkles safely. The epidermis remains intact during this procedure so that it can be repeated safely. Skin needling is also appropriate for areas where deep peels and laser treatments are not typically used. Clients receive this treatment in an office setting and downtime is minimal. It is cost-effective and may be used on the face, chest, or hands. It can also be personalised by penetrating more intensively on scarring and post acne skins. Usually, clients receive a series of four to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart for optimal results. Once this series is completed, the practitioner can help determine a maintenance plan that allows clients to maintain their results. Skin needling does have to be repeated over time to keep the skin looking its best, but with an effective home care regimen, the results can last for up to a year before maintenance treatments are needed. These follow up treatment may only need to be done once or twice a year.
How does skin needling work?
Skin needling is the only way to stimulate the skin to create new collagen without heat, ablation, or chemicals. Ideal for acne-scarred and ageing skin, skin needling creates micro-channels that take advantage of the body’s natural ability to repair the skin. This healing action involves the remodelling of tissue as the skin tightens in response to the new collagen production.
When you choose skin needling, the first step is a consultation that includes patch testing to ensure you won’t have an adverse reaction to the treatment. Your skin will be red following your treatment for the remainder of the day. The next day the redness should be gone, but you may still feel a “sunburn” sensation in the area tested. You will provide home care for a few days and then receive a Bio-Enzyme Hydrating treatment to help with any tightness or flaking as your skin responds to the treatment. The Kakadu Plum Serum we use is rich in vitamin C and assists with collagen production.
Once natural collagen production is taking place (about two weeks after the Bio-Enzyme Treatment), we perform a Kakadu Plum Nano-Infusion to maximise collagen synthesis. The Nano-Infusion involves the use of a disc that contains microneedles barely visible to the naked eye. These needles push the serum into the skin painlessly. During this procedure, we use a customised Chi serum to coat the skin so that its active ingredients are pushed into the skin continuously. This is a painless and effective treatment with no downtime. Clients with acne scarring, sun damage, melasma, large pores, and aged skin can all benefit from this type of treatment.