‘Collagen induction therapy’ works by stimulating your own body’s collagen formation. It is also known as micro-needling. With the use of the latest micro-needling technology the skin starts to naturally regenerate the skin below the dermis and enhance blood supply to the area.
By creating small wounds in the skin the body will respond with collagen production and new skin cells. The depth of needle penetration can be adjusted depending on the skin conditions being treated.
To increase this effect we use your own blood platelets, extracted from your blood using a special centrifuge to create liquid, injectable plasma rich fibrin (i PRF). This uses a new, second-generation technique that doesn’t require any external anti-clotting factors or other biochemical manipulation of the blood to produce, as compared with PRP.
The simple, mechanical micro-needling device, based on fine needle penetration, infuses the injectable PRF (iPRF) deeper into the skin to help generate cell renewal, collagen induction and rejuvenation.
This is considered a medical treatment which requires strict sterile and hygienic conditions for its safe administration.
The skin is cleansed, gently exfoliated and antiseptic is applied. Numbing cream is applied to the area to lessen the discomfort. Some blood will also be taken to obtain the iPRF.
A small handheld pen like device with a sterile, disposable tip is then used to stamp the skin. Our needling pen’s multi-speed and adjustable needle depth allow needles to pierce the skin’s layer at 90 degrees and increase the absorption of the iPRF. The iPRF is infused into the skin from the micro-channels created by the micro-needling to optimise wound healing and rejuvenation.
The remaining iPRF can also be injected intradermally to cheeks, nasal-labial folds, marionette line, temples and lips for added volume and collagen production.
After the treatment, a low level laser with multiple wavelengths (colours) is used to enhance the iPRF activation and improve cell renewal and rejuvenation. It also aids healing and has an anti-bacterial effect for problem skin conditions.
A soothing antiseptic cream is then applied to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.
How many treatments are required?
A series of 3-6 treatments of 45 minutes, spaced 4-6 weeks apart is ideal to be in line with skin cell renewal.
What to expect post treatment
There will be a visible glow after the treatment. The skin will appear red, dry and sometimes itchy post treatment, usually lasting for 1-2 days.
Immediately afterwards we recommend you avoid applying any makeup to the skin except creams to sooth the skin and keep it moisturised (a post treatment moisturiser containing special ingredients is provided with our facial regeneration treatment).
For the next few days, while the skin is healing, mineral based makeup can be applied as that allows the skin to breath and continue its healing process.
The skin may also peel as part of the rejuvenation process. It should take approximately 2-6 weeks for the new skin layer to resurface.
Collagen induction therapy is a great way to achieve a healthy-looking rejuvenated face, holistically and naturally, in the hands of a qualified health professional working within strict guidelines to maintain the essential sterile conditions.
PRICE: $495 per session, with a 15% discount for 3 sessions paid for in advance.