Skin Needling (CIT)
Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a great bank holiday weekend, the last one now until Christmas… that’s actually scary!
As you all know today I had my first session of Skin Needling CIT (collagen induction therapy), and I’m pleased with the results. My face feels a little tighter and is glowing, well actually I look like I’ve walked out of steam room I look flushed but with no nasty side-effects. As you can see from the photos, I could go outside no worries and continue with my daily routine.
I’m going to start by giving you a little background to me and my skin concerns. I’m heading out of my thirties like Lewis Hamilton out of a pit stop, and I wonder ‘how did this happen?’, when I still think in my head I’m 21, yet the face and fine lines that have started to appear tell me something different. However, I’m embracing it and now I work at Rejuven, I’m researching, researching and even bedtime reading everything about skin and the ageing process as I am wanting to keep a fresh face with ideally as few lines as possible.
The reason I was so interested in skin needling CIT was due to my research. This is the safest skin rejuvenation treatment on the market, the benefits list is lengthy without the negative side effects and downtime that comes with lasers and aggressive heat-based treatments. An effective treatment is one that takes into consideration both the results achieved today and the long-term effects on skin health. Great looking skin can only be a result of healthy skin.
As I mentioned in my first blog, medical Skin Needling (CIT) is a mechanical treatment that promotes proper skin healing, preserves the barrier of the skin, and improves skin health. Most importantly, medical skin needling results in the release of three key growth factors that promote natural, scarless collagen, and triggers collagen synthesis leading to normally woven collagen.
The reason skin needling came about was to break down scar tissue in burn victims, and it was from this, that it was discovered that skin needling regenerated skin tissue by stimulating collagen production as new and not scar collagen.
Our collagen levels deplete over time, this actually starts from around the age of 24. Oh, I should be having skin needling every other day? No, what skin needling is doing is growing collagen from new as well as the list of benefits below.
- Stimulates the production of collagen, tightening the skin
- Reduces the appearance of the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet & lip lines
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, pigmentation & sun damage
- Treats acne scars chickenpox scars
- Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores
- Helps with Rosacea by strengthening the skin
- Assists in the absorption of cosmetic products
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Restores UV damaged skin
Skin Needling is a great option for nearly everyone and is safe for darker skin tones. It is an effective yet natural anti-ageing treatment. It is also a great treatment to use in conjunction with injectables such as Botox because it will increase the time between injections and will improve the look of the entire face. It works at the root of what is causing the skin to age, making it a long-term, health-promoting skin treatment. This is not a quick fix; it is a long-term solution providing you with healthy, youthful skin.
The amazing Lindsey performed my treatment today. To begin with she tripled cleansed my skin then applied a numbing cream along with cling film to activate the numbing effect of the cream which was on for around 40 minutes.
After that the skin needling started on my forehead working down over. The aim of the treatment is to roller until blood is produced but it never felt uncomfortable and the only part I really felt was when the focus kit was used. I like to call it the Stamper. This is a longer needle in depth that hits those fine line areas, think lips, jowl and nose.
The rollering process only took around 10 minutes then Lindsey applied an Après Kit (post CIT treatment serum) and used the Environ probe on my problem areas for 3 minutes. My face was really red; think sunburnt red.
Finally, an Alginate mask was applied which was amazing and cooled down my face. This was removed after 10 minutes, and as you can see from the photos I was ready to go.
So, aftercare, and this is really important –
- No touching of your face.
- No exercise for 24 hours
- No hot baths on the evening, warm water only
- Bedsheets & pillowcases must be changed for a clean, sterile environment
- Clean your jewellery, mobile phone and makeup brushes, anything that touches your face
- No makeup until the next day and this has to be mineral based
Any questions, please ask in the comments below. I’ll let you know next week what happens to my skin in the coming days.