Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), which is also known as both a Dermal Roller or as Skin Needling, is one of the newest and most popular cosmetic treatments, giving amazing results on all skin types. It reduces the appearance of skin imperfections and blemishes, including sun damage, pigmentation, scarring and skin laxity.
Bellissima Facial Aesthetics can offer professional consultations and treatments to reduce the appearance of such facial skin imperfections. If you are interested in booking a consultation with Dr C V Elliott BDS, please contact us.
The cost will vary depending on the area of skin you are having treated, and the number of treatments that you require, however prices range from £249.00.
After an initial consultation and examination, any makeup present should be removed, and an anaesthetic cream will be applied to the treatment area for between 20-30 minutes prior to treatment, in order that the patient will only suffer a mild temporary discomfort during the procedure. Once the anaesthetic has set in, the Dermal Roller is moved over the treatment area; the Dermal Roller uses micro-needles around its circumference, which create evenly-spaced puncture wounds on the skin. The purpose of this is to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production by creating superficial micro-wounds on to the skin, which rapidly heal, however not before the body’s natural healing process has been stimulated.
Length of Procedure
For the initial visit, discussion, examination and treatment, approximately 60 minutes. The treatment times vary between 10-60 minutes depending on the area of skin you are having treated.
The majority of patients will leave the treatment with what appears to be mild sun-burn, with the skin being slightly pink around the treatment area, however this normally subsides within a matter of hours, and the overwhelming majority of patients are recovered on the same day. Occasionally slight and temporary bruising may form around the treatment area.
Frequently Asked Questions . . .
1) How long will it take to work? A) The time it takes to receive the full effect of treatment varies by person and area of application, however you should see the results within 0-8 weeks.
2) How long will the effects of treatment last? A) It is normally recommended that 3 treatments are applied within 4-6 weeks of each other, as this treatment is designed to boost the body’s own natural healing ability. It is also possible and advised to use cosmetic grade skincare and potent vitamin formulas to further boost the effectiveness of treatments. However due to this treatment relying on your own natural healing ability, as well as being effected by the number of treatments and skin care afterwards; the effective period is very varied.
Side Effects: There are only minimal risks involved with Dermal Rolling/Skin Needling, such as temporary dry skin or skin discolouration after a treatment, or occasionally some mild bruising, however any such side effects should subside within a week of treatment.
Aftercare instructions: Before treatment: Remove any makeup
After treatment: Avoid wearing makeup for a minimum of 12 hours, preferably until the sunburn like effect has subsided
Avoid sun exposure until the sunburn like effect has subsided and we recommend using sun cream to minimise the risk of sun damage whilst your skin is healing results from the treatment will be greatly improved by your commitment.
To find out more information, to book a consultation, or if you are a returning patient, to book a treatment, please contact us.