Level One 126B Remuera Rd | Auckland
IMPROVE SKIN TEXTURE, LINES, WRINKLES AND SCARRING
Increase your collagen production, improve texture, reduce fine lines and scarring by stimulating collagen production.
Micro-needling also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a relatively new and popular Non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure used for
enhancement of skin elasticity
acne scar reduction
stimulation of hair growth
This is how it works; the procedure causes a wound response which stimulates collagen production, the natural repairing mechanism of the skin. When our skin is damaged, it produces collagen tissue, which is stronger, and firmer than before. With Micro-needling treatments, collagen fibers are strengthened and the skin becomes stronger, smoother, and firmer, with improved texture.
The Micro-needling device can be used to administer ‘Active ingredients” (Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins, and amino acids) much deeper into the dermis, to be penetrated and absorbed while stimulating the skin to renew itself.
The combination treatments of Micro-needling with serums boost collagen production for firmer and youthful looking skin.
It's considerably less expensive than other rejuvenating procedures such as resurfacing lasers, and has been found to be effective at promoting collagen.
SNAC’s highly trained clinician uses a specialised device called Skin Tech Micro-needling to create micro punctures on the areas of concern.
Numbing cream is optional and can be applied before the treatment to make you as comfortable as possible. You will experience a little scratching during this treatment. The treatment is suitable for most people, and only takes around 60 minutes and depending on the severity of the skin damage being treated, your clinician will advise you on the course of treatments to achieve the best results.
The downtime is relatively short, in fact most people notice the redness and swelling reduce in a few hours. This is convenient for busy life style individuals. Your skin will be highly sensitive, best to wait for 24 hours before any make up is applied. Using recommended hydration cream or serums for the next few days is crucial to your skin’s healing process. It is recommended to avoid sun for 3 days after this procedure, and to apply sunscreen when out door. No exercise or strenuous activity for the first 12 hours of this treatment to prevent redness and bruising.
Studies have shown significant improvements of wrinkles and scars. Researchers have demonstrated increased collagen and elastin thickness in skin. The improvements were subtle and gentle. The efficiency and results may be enhanced using combination treatments such as Micro-needling with chemical peels and/or platelet-rich plasma (components found in blood that enhance healing).
For the greatest improvement in your skin, we recommend a course of treatments combined with Skin Peel to help condition your skin. Package deals are available to suit your needs.
Fortunately, complications are uncommon. Skin infections, reactivation of herpes simplex (cold sores), inflamed pigmentation and aggravation of skin diseases have been reported. Raised scarring has also been reported, but is rare. The superficial needle holes close rapidly (in around 15 minutes), which means getting a skin infection is highly unlikely.