Collagen Stimulation Therapy – the treatment everyone is talking about
So what is this treatment that everyone is talking about, how does it work and is it for you?
Collagen stimulation therapy or CST for short goes by many names – microneedling, dermal needling or medical needling . This is a treatment designed for clients that are serious about their skin and serious about results.
If you want to see measurable improvements in lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, sun-damage, stretch marks, scar tissue then read on.
This clinically proven treatment has been around for a while, and Dr Des Fernandes the founder of Environ, is the pioneer of needling and developed this treatment in 1997 as an alternative to aggressive lasers and peels, as these treatments compromise the skin. He therefore wanted something that could naturally induce your own collagen and elastin to restore a youthful skin and generate all over skin health.
It’s actually not a new treatment it has been around for years and is becoming more and more popular as people want a more natural looking youthful glow. Dr Des has spent many a year perfecting the treatment and this is the procedure I follow to guarantee the best microneedling treatment with the best results.
So how does it work?
This treatment isn’t a ‘facial’ more an advanced treatment, so it needs to be performed by an experienced skin therapist/practioner. It is not the sort of quick fix treatment you have before a Saturday night out, but with a little dedication it will deliver long lasting results.
The whole process takes about 90 minutes, first of all we numb the skin and then we glide a roller over the skin which has microscopic needles, these tiny needles penetrate into the dermis and cause a micro trauma on the skin. This micro trauma causes tiny pin pricks of blood on the skin and once this has happened we know the collagen and elastin has been kick started.
This micro trauma tricks the skin into natural healing mode and floods the area with collagen and elastin, not any type of collagen and elastin this is type 1 collagen, the sacred words if you want a more youthful skin. After we’ve rolled, we clean the skin and put an alginate mask on to calm the redness, remove the mask and apply peptides and Vitamin A.
Is there downtime?
After the treatment you’ll stay a little pink for that day and the next, luckily you can apply makeup the next day, and a few days later you will go dry and a little flaky, but by day 5 the skin is looking normal and by day 7 starting to glow. The real wow results take about 3-4 months to come through but it sure is worth the wait as your skin will look plump, smooth and healthy. Not only that, but the results can last years.
Is it for you?
Well if you want the ultimate treatment for rejuvenation, if you are a bride to be and want that glow, if the skin is looking a little tired and needs a pick me up, if you need a bit of a lift and tighten on those sagging jowls or if you want to smooth those scars, tighten those pores or even out the skintone, then CST could well be the treatment for you. It can be performed practically anywhere on the face or body.
You will need a detailed consultation prior to the treatment so give us a call and see if it’s the treatment for you. The results speak for themselves…