Collagen Induction Therapy

 

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INNOPen

Collagen induction therapy C.I.T is designed to reverse years of skin wrinkling, sun damage, hyper pigmentation and acne scarring. The INNOPen is a medical grade state of the art medical micro needling pen, who’s medical grade micro needles create hundreds of tiny micro channels through the epidermis into the deeper dermis.

This controlled micro needling triggers the natural process of collagen and elastin repair without scarring, results in improved skin strength, thickness and smoothness producing healthier more youthful skin.

The advanced medical features of the INNOPen allow penetration of variable depth, 0.25mm – 2.0mm and the speed of injections can be varied providing versatility to remodel the skin in many areas including the face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands and abdomen (this can improve the appearance of stretch marks).

The procedure takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes depending on the area being treated, with no downtime.

Precise micro channels created by the INNOPen deliver therapeutic serums direct to the  deeper layers of the skin where they stimulate collagen and elastin. The INNOPen small round stamp like shape can effectively treat the hard to reach places, for example around the eyes, nose and lips. Because of the accurate 90 degree delivery the precisely placed needles easily penetrate the epidermis to promote scar less healing and natural collagen production, similar to fractional laser treatments but without the side effects and downtime. The mechanism of injury is a natural process which make the INNOPen an holistic approach to skin therapy.

How does collagen C.I.T work?

There are 3 major phases of natural dermal and epidermal wound healing, this resulting in enhanced stimulation of new healthy skin.

Phase 1 (days 1-3) – Inflammation: Activated by piercing the dermal tissue, platelets release cytokines and growth factors which act as signals for the body’s immune system. White blood cells (neutrophils and macrophages) are sent in to disinfect the wounds, clear the debris, increase the blood supply and begin the creation of fresh, new skin.

Phase 2 (days 3-5) – Proliferation: In this phase, the fibroblasts, keratinocytes and epidermal cells continue to divide to populate the areas of damage and secrete growth factors and extracellular matrix, such as elastin and collagen will be laid down and deposited with new tissue formation.

Phase 3 (days 6-30) – Remodelling: during this phase, collagen and elastin producing fibroblasts proliferate in the puncture wounds formed by the micro needles and migrate. The collagen in the newly formed tissue is now replaced with even stronger collagen and the dermis contracts to create a youthful firm, but supple texture to the skin.

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FAQ s

1 – Who will benefit from INNOPen?
Anyone who wishes to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of hyper pigmentation or acne scars. This treatment generally creates a fresher appearance and glow to the skin.

2 – Is this treatment painful?
With appropriate preparation the treatment should not be uncomfortable, it has been described similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin.

3 – How long does the treatment take?
Treatment varies depending on the area treated but we suggest you require between 30 and 45 minutes, however we apply a numbing cream before the treatment and we like to allow approximately 20 to 30 minutes in order to achieve optimum anaesthetic effect.

4 – How will I feel after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment your skin will feel warm to the touch.

5 – Is there any downtime?
Immediately post treatment, there is a redness to the skin similar to that of sunburn. The skin does feel warm to the touch but this usually settles with the application of a peptide gel mask within as little as 30 to 60 minutes. However depending on the sensitivity of the skin you may experience some slight redness which can last up to  2 to 3 days.

6 – Are the results immediate?
Patients usually have an immediate glow to the skin, but the visible changes develop over a course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve for up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.

7 – Is this a one off treatment?
Some patients only require a single treatment, however it is recommended for most patients to receive between 2 and 4 treatments spaced approximately 6 weeks apart. However if a patient has deep wrinkles, acne scars or stretch marks, it is recommended to receive between 6 and 8 treatment sessions at 6 weekly intervals.