A current industry hot topic is micro-needling, commonly referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT. It’s quickly becoming a sought-after method for overall skin rejuvenation, with specific indications including skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, and improvement in the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
As opposed to aggressive treatments like traditional lasers, dermabrasion, and deep chemical peels, micro-needling creates a controlled, non-ablative wound without removing the outermost layer of the skin.
If you decide that micro-needling is a good fit for you and you concerns, expect to undergo a series of three to six treatments, depending on the severity of conditions. Treatments should be spaced four to six weeks apart, so as not to interrupt the collagen regeneration process.
According to a study conducted by the University of Cape Town, micro-needling produced “at least 400% more collagen and elastin in the post-procedure” area. That said, it’s important to note that results may not be seen until three months following the first treatment, but can continue to improve for up to a year.
Micro-Needling is now offered by JAWY Aesthetic Clinic. Please follow this link for more information.