Whether you would like to prevent or treat the signs of ageing, or whether you would like to glamorise your look, by considering your budget and prioritising your needs, Dr Ansulette Kay will advise you on how to invest your money in the best way to achieve the look you will love!
Injectable muscle relaxants work by relaxing the facial muscles that contracts and cause wrinkles such as frown lines,forehead lines and lines around the eyes (crows feet).
The result is not permanent because the nerve ending re-establishes it’s signaling by forming new nerve sprouts. This sprouting takes approximately 3-6 months, at which point the muscle regains its activity and the wrinkles begin to reappear.
The aim of all skin resurfacing and rejuvenating treatments is to produce collagen, which occurs when a healing response is triggered in the dermis.
Skin needling, also known as Facial Mesotherapy and Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), works by introducing needles into the skin to create micro-injuries in the dermis. This action activates the skin’s natural wound healing process by releasing fibroblasts and growth factors that create collagen and elastin, causing progressive improvement in the texture and thickness of the skin. Dr Ansulette Kay uses a sterile, one-use-only cartridge with steel needles, inserted into a pen-like device to administer the treatment. The depth of the needles and rate of penetration can be adjusted to suit the area being treated.
Skin needling can be performed on all skin types and colours, including sensitive skin.
Results include thicker, tighter and smoother skin, increased blood flow to areas of poor healing, minimized appearance of scars (including acne) and fine lines and increased penetration of serums and moisturizers.
Other results can include minimized stretch marks and hair loss. Skin needling can be repeated every 6-8 weeks as long as the epidermis is healed; however, collagen formation can continue for up to 12 months after one treatment.
Dr Ansulette Kay will assess your skin and decide if skin needling is the best treatment for your skin concern. You will be started on active ingredients at least 4 weeks prior to treatment to prepare the skin.
Prior to treatment Dr Ansulette Kay will apply a special local anaesthetic cream for 30 minutes, which will make the treatment comfortable. Each session takes 15 to 20 minutes to perform, where after a soothing ointment will be applied. Moderate redness and swelling can be expected 24 to 48 hours after the procedure, and flaking, peeling or crusting can occur 3 to 5 days post procedure. It is important to follow the skin care instructions given post skin needling.
Collagen induction will start immediately, but collagen remodelling will be maximal at the 3 to 4 month mark. To achieve the best results Dr Ansulette Kay do 3-4 sessions spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
Collagen Induction Therapy (Skin Needling)
The appearance of your skin is strongly influenced by two types of aging. Intrinsic (internal) aging is caused by the genes we inherit, while extrinsic (external) aging is caused by environmental factors such as exposure to the sun.
Skin is divided into 3 layers, the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue.
Ageing affects all 3 layers.