Our Skin Needling Treatment in South Yarra, Prahran and Throughout Melbourne
Our skin has an amazing ability to “heal” itself when injured. This complex healing process allows for collagen, elastin and growth factors to be deposited into surrounding injured tissue.
At Epilase Laser Hair & Skin Clinic we offer Collagen Induction Therapy, also known as a Skin Needling treatment, for our clients in South Yarra, Prahran and greater Melbourne. Which works in a very similar way. A procedure that involves using medical grade fine sterile needles that perforate at a very fast rate creating micro channels in the skin to stimulate a natural wound healing response. This allows the release of natural growth factors, proteins and minerals to help stimulate new healthy collagen and elastin. The result is a healthier, firmer and more smoothly evened textured skin.
Benefits of skin needling include;
- Stimulates new tissue formation to significantly improve the texture of the skin
- Minimises fine lines (particularly lines around the lip and eye area)
- Breaks down scar tissue to improve acne scarring
- Stimulates new collagen fibres to soften and improve fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimises pore size
- Improves blood supply and strengthens the skins capillary network for a healthier complexion
- Regulates the production of melanin – controlling pigment deposition
- Helps with absorption of topical active ingredients in skincare
- Safe on all skin types
The smarter choice for skin needling treatments in South Yarra, Prahran and Melbourne
At Epilase we only use state of the art medical devices that are TGA approved. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience as-well as our thorough consultations to provide you with the best treatment outcome with minimal to no complications. Your safety and care is our first priority.
How does skin needling (Collagen Induction Therapy) work?
Skin Needling treatment, or CIT is scientifically proven to target the cells that are responsible for producing collagen and elastin fibres, increase capillary strength and growth factors which will see your skin improve after every treatment. This is achieved by producing microscopic channels using medical grade system with fine sterile needles that perforate at a very fast rate in the deeper layers of the skin.
This helps to stimulate the skins natural healing process by instigating the regeneration of skin cells encouraging the formation of collagen and elastin to improve the overall structure, function and appearance of the treatment area.
What can I expect on the day after my skin needling treatment?
Immediately after your skin needling treatment, the treated area appears red and may feel like a sunburn. This inflammatory reaction is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last from 12 to 24 hours on average. A special healing cream that provides anti-bacterial properties is applied post treatment.
You may return to work and continue normal duties immediately
You can also speed up skin recovery with a course of LED light therapy after your treatment.
Your safety and our technology
Your safety is our priority. Our treatments and the equipment we choose to work with on our clients are carefully selected by us to provide the extra care, safety and efficacy. Before we perform any treatment, we do an in-depth skin analysis for our Melbourne clients.
The skin needling, or CIT, treatment is unlike any heat based technology (ie lasers) as there is no skin burning or coagulation. The side effects are dramatically reduced and the risk, almost zero. Skin needling can be performed on any skin tone.
The derma CIT pen has been designed using patented bio sleeve technology to prevent cross contamination. The single use stainless steel needles are medical grade and are 100% sterile. The precision of the CIT pen means that your treatments remain pain free and cutting edge technology ensures there is no compromise to your safety.
How many skin needling appointments are required & how often?
- For collagen and skin rejuvenation- a series of 3-6 treatments at 6 weeks apart
- For scars and acne scar reduction – a series of 6 + treatments 6 weeks apart
How long before I see results?
The result of the skin needling treatment depends on the severity of the condition being treated, but our clients, whether from South Yarra, Prahran and greater Melbourne, can expect to see an immediate change in skin tone and texture and an overall improvement in the appearance of skin.
Conditions such wrinkles and scarring will gradually improve over a course of treatments. Collagen will regenerate from 6 weeks and skin will continue to improve over 6-12 months.
After completing a series of skin treatments with the CIT, you can expect;
- overall improvement in skin texture
- smaller pores
- reduced acne scarring
- reduced under eye lines
- smoother wrinkles
- reduced pigmentation
- improved penetration of active skin care
Can you increase results at home?
Yes. We highly recommend the use of MTS- home roller system to enhance the result of your in-clinic skin treatments and also help the penetration of active ingredients in your skincare regime. Use every second day or even just up to once a week to see results.
Immediately after a treatment with the CIT pen, you should typically expect to experience some redness and a mild sunburn like sensation that may last from 2-12 hours.
You can resume with a normal makeup regime the very next day, however if you wear makeup after your skin treatment, it is important to wait at least 30 minutes before applying makeup and ensuring it is a mineral foundation. We recommend using Youngblood Mineral makeup available at Epilase.
You must avoid;
Products that contain AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids), retinol (vitamin A), or anything acidic or ‘active’ for a minimum of 3 days.
Harsh scrubs, face cloths, hot water over the treated area for at least 3 days
Vigorous exercise, swimming, saunas for 3 days
Sun light and UV radiation – you must wear sunblock (with zinc) every day
You must avoid;
- Products that contain AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids), retinol (vitamin A), or anything acidic or ‘active’ for a minimum of 3 days.
- Harsh scrubs, face cloths, hot water over the treated area for at least 3 days
- Vigorous exercise, swimming, saunas for 3 days
- Sun light and UV radiation – you must wear sunblock (with zinc) every day
Home care after your treatment
After your needling treatment, protecting your skin against UV rays is extremely crucial, no matter where you live in Melbourne, South Yarra or Prahran. We highly recommend wearing a hat when outdoors and using an SPF 30+ with zinc oxide (available at Epilase) to protect your skin from sun exposure.
We also tailor a home care regime for you to follow throughout the course of your treatments that entails a selection of products containing soothing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and hydrating ingredients for further protection, healing and to enhance the overall results.
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|Full Face CIT||60 min||$395|
A course of treatments with appropriate home care is recommended to achieve desirable outcome.
How to Contact Us
Our clinic is open Tuesday – Saturday and after-hours for your convenience.
159A Williams Rd
South Yarra VIC 3141
Public transport options to get you to our clinic include:
- Tram 72 (along Malvern Road)
- Hawkesburn Train Station (1min walk)
All hour plus appointments require a non- refundable booking fee of $30 if appointments are cancelled or rescheduled within 24 hours.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Call us on 03 9827 0003 or Book your appointment today