14/11/2016 by By Dr. Lisa Good, ND
Cosmetic Medical Needling
I am so pleased to be offering Medical Needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). This is a revolutionary treatment that creates smoother, tighter, brighter and younger-looking skin. It requires no downtime and is completely natural! This is an in office procedure that uses a skin roller with microscopic stainless surgical steel needles. As the needles are rolled over the skin, tiny punctures are created within the epidermis and dermis that encourage the skin’s own natural healing response, causing skin cells (fibroblasts) to migrate the point of injury and produce collagen fibres, increasing collagen production over the span of many months. Increasing collagen production is the key to younger, brighter and firmer skin. While the channels in the skin are open, I apply a Stem Factor product with 150 – 300 growth factors, which greatly enhances the results.
The main benefits include: the treatment of acne scars; reduces hyper-pigmentation and sun damage; reduces skin laxity and fatty bags under the eye; stimulates the production of collagen which tightens the skin; reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines; helps the absorption of cosmetic products; reduces the appearance of enlarged pores and treats rosacea. All my medical needling treatments also include Sapphire Microdermabrasion, a medical facial with a soothing collagen inducing vitamin C mask and a vitamin B12/folic acid cocktail.
Since the health of the skin is also greatly affected by internal factors, I also always discuss with patients ways they can achieve glowing skin from within. Some areas of discussion include: cortisol/stress management, blood sugar regulation, DNA/telomeres, decreasing inflammation, hormone regulation, foods that nourish the skin, and nutrients and vitamins either taken orally or intravenously that improve the health of the skin.
I do many other cosmetic procedures in addition to medical needling such as Sapphire Microdermabrasion/LED cold laser, condition-focused facials and medical peels. If you aren’t sure what treatment is appropriate for you, please come in for a complimentary 10-minute consultation.