What Is Automated Micro-Needling?
Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance.
During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries and in minutes over 120, 000 micro channels are created into the skin. These channels then infiltrate and absorb active ingredients, promoting skin rebirth and rejuvenating skin, to induce collagen rebirth and elastin fiber recombination.
Effective ingredients are directly transferred to mesoderm layer, boosting absorption that is 6000 times higher than normal smearing. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles.
What Are the Benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging:
• Improves Firmness, Tone and Texture
• Reduces Fine Lines
• Wrinkles and Signs of Ageing
• Brightening Skin Tone, Dark Spots and Pigmentation
• Reducing Enlarged Pores
• Promoting Hair Growth
• Reducing Cellulite and Stretch Marks
What Areas Of The Body Can I Treat?
Venus Wand can be used on all parts of the body – face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How is the Procedure Done?
Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What Does It Feel Like?
The feeling associated is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
The procedure can take 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What Is The Downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the healing process.
When Will I See The Results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3-5 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart.
For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.