The thing about scars is that they not only represent the physical trauma that created them in the first place, but can also come to embody a psychological pain, too. It may be no wonder, therefore, that one of the most popular cosmetic searches these days hinges on how to get rid of them.
When we talk about scars, we’re really focusing on two main areas of contention: Acne and stretch marks. So, without further ado, let’s delve into the pain points of both and explore how our Dermal CIT (collagen induction therapy) can help!
The long battle with acne – usually peaking at the teenage years (arguably one of the worst possible times!) – is made that much harder by the very real possibility that it will leave a battlefield of scars afterwards to tell the tale. Reports within the last three years state that acne is the biggest skin concern after ageing in New Zealand, so finding an effective treatment is as important as ever.
Thank goodness, then, for collagen induction therapy – also known as microneedling. Working to stimulate collagen and elastin, it does, quite simply, what it says on the tin – inducing the substances that keep your skin healthy, firm and smooth. Fighting fire with fire, the tiny needles contained in the DermaPen – our weapon of choice – create fresh, tiny wounds on the area where the scars are most prevalent, kick-starting your skin into its natural healing process and subsequent release of collagen, elastin and new skin cells, as well as stimulating your blood supply and improving circulation.
According to a journal in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), needles are also thought to “break collagen bundles in the superficial layer of the dermis that are responsible for scars” – win-win!
The benefits? Reducing the appearance of acne scars whilst simultaneously improving the texture of your skin, leaving you blemish-free and without any sign of the long battle you and your face were once embroiled in. Best of all? It’s a simpler, safer and more cost-effective alternative to surgery! Like any battle worth winning, however, we must add that patience here is a virtue; it can take between two to six weeks before you start noticing results, whilst three to six months is the usual indicator that skin has completely repaired.
Disclaimer: The severity of the acne and skin type can play a major part in how exactly to address the elimination of scars, so it is vital to always seek advice from the professionals. Luckily for you, Teresa – our expert therapist who is a trained samurai with the DermaPen – will be on hand to help you every step of the way.
Unarguably a much happier reminder, stretch marks are usually associated with pregnancy. Yet however happy the memories are, many women feel their living, breathing offspring is enough of a positive recollection – without their body carrying a constant nod to the pressure it was under for nine months. It would be remiss of us to ignore the fact that stretch marks can also come about for a variety of other reasons, such as sudden growth spurts, rapid weight loss and certain adrenal gland disorders which cause the body to produce more cortisone (a natural hormone that reduces the skin’s elasticity), and can impact men as well as women – no matter how healthy or how long is spent at the gym!
Ultimately, when our bodies are stretched too far, the body’s natural production of collagen fibers are torn from the dermis up, resulting in the fine scar-like lines otherwise known as stretch marks. And no matter how or why they’ve occurred, as well as causing a serious dent to your skin they can cause an equally damaging dent to your self-confidence, too.
Due to the nature of these indented scars, which are different in colour to the skin (thanks to the deeper layers of skin and blood vessels that peek through), collagen induction therapy for stretch marks is a winning choice, thanks to its ability to remodel the skin, smooth out uneven textures and reduce the discoloration that occurs with pigmentation. And because the treatment relies solely on the body’s own natural healing mechanism, it’s perfectly safe for new and/or nursing mothers, too. If only dealing with a new baby was as easy, eh?
Collagen induction therapy results – especially in the treatment of scars – speak for themselves. Will you take the next step in saying goodbye to your battle wounds forever? Our cutting-edge professional team – led by skin supremo, Teresa – is ready and waiting to banish your blemishes forever.