Collagen Stimulation Therapy or CST for short goes by many names – microneedling, dermal needling, medical needling or dermaroller.
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 a clinically proven treatment that could naturally induce your own collagen and elastin to restore a youthful skin and generate all over skin health.
It is especially effective for addressing the visible signs of ageing as well as sun damage, scarring, slackened skin, stretch marks, uneven skin tone and dilated blood vessels. Collagen Stimulation Therapy™ can be done on all areas of the face and body and is suitable for all skin types.
SkinPen Precision is the next generation Micro-Needling device. This class 11 device was engineered in the USA by Bellus Medical to enhance reliability, safety and performance.
SkinPen Precisions NEW Patented Micro-Needle Cartridge offers unsurpassed safety. The only 100% completely sealed cartridge on the market to prevent fluid intake. It has a single use lockout feature, so removing any possibility of cross-contamination. This unique cartridge design houses the reciprocating mechanism, this feature ensures precise depth settings from 0.25mm-2.5mm and completes 7000rpm so producing 98,000 micro-channels per minute. The whole unit is protected with a disposable Bio-Sleeve, so reducing contamination during the treatment process.
This treatment is safe for all skin types at any time of the year.
SkinPen is a Medical Class 11 Mechanical Micro-Needling device for the treatment of FINE LINES, WRINKLES and SCARS.
Results using SkinPen® Micro-Needling Procedure
The SkinPen is a highly customizable treatment. The needle adjusts from 0.25cm to 2.5cm—allowing us to target areas that you find particularly bothersome. The SkinPen’s versatility is one of its greatest advantages. It can be used effectively to treat numerous areas including the face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, stomach, and back. The SkinPen is gentle enough to treat delicate skin areas such as under the eyes and around the mouth.
- Globally the ONLY FDA Approved Microneedling Pen
- CE Mark medical grade registration provides practices in Europe with a safe, reliable and effective device compliant and certified to ISO & BSI standard
- Laboratory Tested and Validated to prevent the risk of cross-contamination
How It Works
The whole process takes about 60 minutes, first of all, we numb the skin (patch test is required) and then we glide the SkinPen over the skin which has microscopic needles 0.25cm-2.5cm), these tiny needles comfortably penetrate into the dermis and cause a microtrauma on the skin. This microtrauma causes tiny pinpricks of blood on the skin and once this has happened we know the collagen and elastin has been kick-started.
This microtrauma 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 more youthful skin. After we’ve rolled, we clean the skin and apply a post-procedure product to aid the skin healing process.
1 treatment: £260
3 treatments: £520
6 Treatments £840
What are the side effects and the healing process?
After the treatment, your skin will be a little pink and you will need to not handle it for the rest of that day. You can apply makeup the next day and your skin may become dry but by day 3 the skin is looking normal and by day 5 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.
How many treatments will you need?
Results will be visible from just one treatment but for best results, we would recommend a course of 3 or 6 with 4 to 6 weeks between each treatment. This allows the skin to heel between sessions and prolongs the collagen stimulation from one treatment to the next.
What aftercare is needed?
To get the best from the treatment you need to be applying Vitamin A to your skin for 3 months before treatment. This should also continue after treatment. You will be given an aftercare serum which you apply morning and evening after the treatment until it is all used and continue with your regular homecare routine. If you are home rollering we would advise you to avoid this until the redness has subsided. SPF should be applied daily after the first 48 hours and you should not expose your face to strong sunlight for the first 48 hours. A full aftercare procedure will be given at the time of treatment.Contact Us