When I started writing and blogging about cosmetic treatments for the average Australian man over 4 years ago who would have thought we would have come so far with bravado to be actually talking about this type of advanced treatment. Let’s face it… Australian men are not usually early adopters and to penetrate our mindset to try new things outside our comfort zone can be a challenge.
The effects of ageing are predominantly caused by external and environmental factors such as the sun, pollution, cigarettes, drinking etc. Add in continuous muscle movement and bone reabsorption and the results are tough dry sun damaged skin coupled with fine lines and wrinkles.
The human body is an amazing machine… In most instances the use of treatments that actually trigger your own body into a reactive response to repair or produce healing factors that will exacerbate the body’s ability to heal itself. Actually, there is nothing that is more amazing than the skin’s own ability to heal itself.
The concept of skin needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns, or other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs to the skin, the body removes the damaged collagen, elastin and other structures, which are then replaced by freshly made components. Skin needling allows for controlled stimulation of the skin’s self-repair mechanisms by creating thousands of tiny micro-channels using a safe, pain-free roller or dermal pen containing tiny needles that trigger new collagen synthesis.
The result is smoother, firmer, and younger looking skin. Results can be quite spectacular. Skin needling can be used to treat:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Plumping and hydrolysing the skin
- Stretch marks
- Acne scaring
- Improving skin texture and firmness
The actual treatment only takes around 20 minutes to complete however, pre-treatment numbing of the area takes 20 – 30 minutes so allow a good hour.
The thought of having a roller or pen with micro needles puncture your face sounds painful, but with proper numbing procedures the treatment is relatively painless.
This treatment can be compared to irrigating the front lawn to allow new grass to grow for a thicker healthier lawn. A great treatment for men to get every 3 months to allow new collagen syntheses and improving overall skin texture.
This is Man vs Ageing… Paving the way for Aussie Blokes!!