Back in September you may remember me traveling to LA for a hands-on skincare training with Kaelin at Herbal Skin Solutions. This training focused on Collagen Induction Therapy (also known as microneedling) as well as Nano-Infusion. After months of perfecting my skills and technique, I'm so excited to finally be offering these new services that focus on correction and skin improvement at a cellular level.
Collagen Induction Therapy: What is it? Is there any downtime? Can anyone do it?
This treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, large pores and uneven skin texture by stimulating existing collagen and elastin with a controlled "injury" to the skin. A sterile 12-tip needle cartridge is used to create micro openings in the top layer of the skin, thus stimulating the lower layers to repair and renew cells by creating more collagen and elastin without major damage or pain. Just as you have to stress muscle fibers to build more muscle, this stress on the lower layers of skin will stimulate the body to self-repair with more structural support.
Everyone sees results at a different rate depending on a multitude of factors such as health, diet, water intake, patient/client compliance, etc. The healing, inflammation and a process called collagenesis must take place in order to see benefits and improvement. Immediately following the treatment, your skin will be flushed with some redness, like a sunburn. Skin tightness, mild sensitivity and possibly some peeling to the treated area is normal. 24-36 hours after treatment, little to no evidence of injury is noticeable, however tightness and peeling can still occur.
There are some contraindications to CIT Treatments, so not everyone is a candidate unfortunately. Immunosupressive diseases, anyone who's been on Accutane within the last year, severe allergies, liver disease, cardiac abnormalities, blood clotting problems, and hepatitis. When you book your appointment, I will go over your health history & prescription medications to make sure this treatment is right for you.
The number of CIT treatments depends on your current skin condition and goals. Three to four treatments may be needed for moderate acne scars. Scars from thermal burns and stretch marks may require between 6-10 CIT sessions. The added Collagen lasts up to 12 months and a refresher treatment is recommended every 6 months to 1 year in order to fight the signs of aging.
Fall and Winter are known in the skincare world as "Peel Season". I will be offering 2 types of Chemical Peels with Nano-Infusion for better product absorption resulting in better results for you.
The Acne + Pigment Corrector w/ Mandelic Acid 25% targets uneven skin tone and texture as well as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation with this AHA peel blend. A safe exfoliant treatment option for sensitive skin and all Fitzpatrick types as well as oily and acne prone skin.
Pro Glow Face Peel 55% evens skin tone and texture, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and reveals an overall brighter complexion. A unique blend of glycolic, Kojic, Lactic and Malic acids lighten and brighten.
If you feel like one of these treatments is for you, I would love to see you in my treatment room. Follow the link below to book an appointment.