Let nature take the lead; let your body do the work with Collagen Induction Therapy (Microneedling)
It seems like almost every person wants to live, but no one wants to age! We can’t deny that youthful, clean and vibrant skin is what we’d all like to achieve, especially as we age... If you were considering Botox or fillers at some point, think again! There are many other safer alternatives to allow you to age gracefully.
Here at Pure Tincture, we always welcome new innovative, but most importantly, safe and minimally invasive and deeply supportive skincare procedures that can help you achieve all your skincare goals.
After many months of research, we have decided to introduce this safe and effective anti-ageing treatment to our clients — Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as Microneedling. Indeed, we can still look good even in our 40s and beyond!
What Is It and How Does It Work?
As intimidating as it sounds, Microneedling is not as scary and invasive. Microneedling is a highly effective skin rejuvenation treatment designed to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars on the face and body.
Microneedling works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen. The pinpricks from this controlled procedure cause slight injury to the skin, and the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue. This new skin tissue is more even in tone and texture. It's common for the skin to lose collagen with age or injury.
The treatment uses tiny needles on a medical-grade dermal pen that is moved over the skin to create tiny, evenly-spaced puncture wounds on the epidermis layer. These continuous pinpricks and minor wounds trigger the body’s natural response of creating new collagen-rich tissue, all on its own! You can think of it as regrowing a new, firmer, more even-toned skin.
The best part about Microneedling is that it requires almost zero downtime compared to other more aggressive cosmetic procedures. It is also safe for most individuals when performed by a professional. Besides a little redness and slight irritation, clients don’t have much else to worry about!
Ok, but what is Collagen?
All this talk about collagen! We hear the word gets thrown around in the beauty and wellness industry lately. But what is it?
Well, collagen comes from the Greek word for glue, and it literally holds our body together. It’s the most common protein in the human body. Collagen provides strength and cushioning to many parts of the body, including the skin. Collagen breaks down as we age or attain injuries, causing our skin to wrinkle and sag. This is where Microneedling can help you achieve the skin that will make you look years younger and help renew the vibrancy in your glow!
Alongside Microneedling, following a collagen-boosting diet full of protein-rich foods, whether from plant or animal sources, can help supply these critical amino acids. Other nutrients that aid the collagen production process include zinc, vitamin C, and copper. So, fruits and vegetables high in vitamins and minerals are also a friend to supple skin, as well as a diet rich in natural Essential Fatty Acids to help with effective skin recovery.
Benefits of Microneedling
From our experience, by Microneedling at least once per month, you can improve the appearance of the following:
- Fine Lines
- Large Pores
- Saggy Skin around jaws and nasolabial folds
- Stretch Marks
- Uneven Skin Tone and Texture
- Dull Skin Tone
- Discolouration from sun-damaged skin
As well as:
- The results being more natural, not fake or plastic looking
- No foreign substances are needed to be injected
- The healing period (free from redness) is short (ranging from a few days to 1 week)
- Less expensive and more effective than laser treatments
- Safe for people with darker skin, very low % of hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) risk
- Effective on pre and post-menopausal women
- Safe for individuals who have had laser resurfacing
- May also cause your skincare products to be more effective as it creates small holes in your skin that can better soak up the lotions, serums, and creams you are using.
How A Session Looks Like
Curious to know how it works? The Microneedling experience with us begins with a welcome essential oil to ground your senses, followed by a double cleanse and application of numbing cream, which takes approximately 10-15 minutes to take effect, and lastly, a generous amount of OSEA’s Hyaluronic Sea Serum.
Once the numbing cream has been activated, the skin is thoroughly treated with the dermal roller pen with emphasis on areas of concern. This is where the gentle stimulation of fibroblast promotes natural induction of collagen and elastin without the stress of pain and lengthy downtime associated with ablative treatments. Once we have finished with the derma roller pen, we enhance your results by completing the treatment with a Red LED light treatment to accelerate skin repair and healing, followed by a finishing application of moisture and an exit essential oil to carry you throughout the day.
The skin might look slightly red or pinkish for a few days up to one week. However, you will still be able to continue with your daily activities. Once it subsides, expect a significant boost in collagen and elastin using the skin’s natural renewal process to create smoother, glowing skin! Skin feels tighter, pores smaller, and lines soften; expect overall skin clarity as well.
Who shouldn't needle or should see your doctor first regardless?
If you have melasma, be very careful! It is a tricky skin condition that can be either helped from needling or flare from needling!
See a doctor if you have diabetes, thyroid conditions, active acne, pustule rosacea, UTIs, or immune diseases, before scheduling an appointment.
We recommend three sessions at one-month intervals (total three months) to see collagen induction results. After the third month, we will recommend an alternative between Mircroneedling and regular facial with Radio Frequency as maintenance.
With all that said…
Microneedling may be one of the best options available today for skin renewal. It is highly effective and truly natural as it relies on the body to heal and regenerate itself!
Now, with that said — It’s time to leave behind all the complicated external and harmful collagen products and procedures and invite your body to create its collagen naturally from the inside out. Schedule a consultation with one of our therapists to see how collagen induction therapy can help to heal your skin.