What is Collagen Induction Therapy?
As the name implies this treatment induces the skin and its deeper layers to make large amounts of new collagen. This collagen can then lift and tighten and improve the skin.
Collagen Induction Therapy also has an anti-ageing effect. It enables greater absorption of stimulating growth peptide serums which nourish and improve the quality of the skin.
The Collagen Induction Therapy Procedure
Collagen induced therapy is an ideal treatment for patients who want to reduce the appearance of scar tissue. For example, you can lessen scars caused by acne.
The treatment stimulates the blood supply to the areas being treated. Thereby, encouraging new skin cell growth and repair as well as stimulating the production of new collagen.
How does Collagen Induced Therapy work?
Collagen Induction Therapy, also known as microneedling, works by creating tiny micro-injuries in the skin’s surface using fine needles. These controlled injuries stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, prompting your body to increase collagen production and elastin fibres.
As the skin heals, it becomes smoother, firmer, and more even in tone and texture. Additionally, the micro-channels formed during the procedure enhance the absorption of topical skincare products, maximising their effectiveness.
What does the process involve?
To avoid any risk of infection, Collagen Induction Therapy must be performed under completely sterile conditions. First, your skin will be thoroughly cleaned and then we will apply a topical anaesthetic cream to numb the treatment area of your face or body.
Once numb, a hand-held multi-needled medical roller device will then be rapidly moved back-and-forth across the area to be treated, causing the sterile needles to penetrate into your skin.
It normally takes about 30 minutes for the topical anaesthetic cream to numb the area, and a further 30 minutes to complete each treatment of Collagen Induction Therapy. You will need a short rest and can then be away, so you may be in the London clinic for about 90 minutes.
What happens after the procedure is finished?
There are minimal side effects to this treatment. However, right after the procedure, your skin will look quite red, but this redness should fade in a day or two.
Over the next few weeks you will start to notice the visible signs of skin regeneration and repair. You’ll notice a much-improved complexion, reduced appearance of acne scarring and more even skin tone.
How long do the results last?
The results of Collagen Induced Therapy typically last for months, but you may need follow-up maintenance treatments to keep your skin looking flawless.
1. Get In Touch
If you’ve been considering an aesthetic treatment to rejuvenate your skin or reshape your body, then the first step is to get in touch with the clinic to arrange a consultation with our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz or one of his team, depending on your requirements.
2. At The Clinic
The consultation is an essential part of the patient journey as it gives us the opportunity to discuss your objectives and the outcome you’re hoping to achieve. We will talk you through the procedure or treatment plan, clearly explain any possible risks and the results you can expect, as well as answer all of your questions.
3. Your Treatment
Procedures at Wimpole Aesthetics are carried out under the direction of our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz and his team. We aim to deliver practical, safe and effective medical aesthetic alternatives to cosmetic surgery whilst always respecting a patient’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
4. Post Treatment
Our care and support continues after you leave the clinic. You are provided with comprehensive aftercare advice appropriate to the treatment you have received and we welcome patients getting in touch if they have any questions regarding their experience and results.
At Wimpole Aesthetics, we provide a wide variety of medical treatments and non-surgical rejuvenating procedures in the field of anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine. Our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz stays abreast of the latest developments in this field, but always ensures that any treatment we offer can deliver safe and effective results.
We love to hear our patients tell us that we have the feel of a local clinic right in the heart of London’s medical district.
At Wimpole Aesthetics in London, our cosmetic physicians and dedicated support staff are resolutely committed to ensuring your contentment throughout your entire journey.
Under the guidance of Dr. Joshua Berkowitz, our team provides a range of expert treatments while placing a strong emphasis on a patient-centric approach.
Heading our clinic as Founder and Medical Director, Dr. Joshua Berkowitz personally oversees the training of our nursing support personnel and aestheticians, guaranteeing hands-on supervision and direction.
Dr. Natalie Hammer serves as an Aesthetic Medicine Practitioner, holding registration with the GMC as a qualified doctor. With a medical background spanning 14 years, she has dedicated 8 of those years to the field of aesthetics.