By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM
We would all prefer to have lovely glowing skin that looks fresh, hydrated, and plump. However, as not everyone is so lucky to have this naturally, they may need a little more assistance with their skin, that goes deeper than just lotions and potions. Something that actively enhances the more natural radiance that seems to come from within. At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic in London, we understand that healthy, happy skin is the first step to outward beauty and have treatments targeted to improve overall skin quality.
Uneven skin tone and poor skin can be the result of one or a collection of issues. Large pores, wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage, and stretch marks all mar the radiance we may be hoping for. This treatment is also known as ‘collagen induction therapy’ and it promotes the production of collagen in our skin making it smoother, healthier, and brighter.
At our skin clinic in London, there are three collagen induction therapies that may be undertaken to achieve that highly sought after glow.
Genuine Dermaroller – While this method of skin rejuvenation has gained popularity over the last few years, it was in fact, first invented in 1905 by a German dermatologist. About 50 years later the technique was picked up by a dermatologist in New York and it gained some popularity back then. Around the time of the ’90s, studies were seen on the use of needling treatment for the skin which has led to what we know as the Dermaroller today.
The device itself is a small roller attached to a handle. The roller is usually titanium and can contain 90-540 tiny micro-needles all over its surface. When rolled over the skin this device enhances the production of collagen and elastin, dramatically lowering the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and large pores.
Electro Derma Stamp (EDS) – Like the Dermaroller, EDS treatments boost collagen and elastin production in the skin, except the tiny needles are on the surface of an electronic stamp pen instead of a roller. Using shorter needles to target the top layer of skin making it plumper with less fine lines, it smooths out skin texture and leaves the skin bright and glowing. It may also offer more intensive treatments with longer needles to leave skin tighter and firmer, reduce pigmentation, and help with stretch marks and scarring. Skin’s luminosity is greatly improved with such treatments.
INTRAcel – With the combination of micro-needling techniques and radiofrequency skin tightening technology, this is a skin rejuvenating treatment that not only helps with fine lines and wrinkles, but also large pores, acne, acne scars, and stretch marks.
Taking care of our skin through all stages of life is the key to looking fresher for longer. At our skin clinic in London, you will be able to find the best treatment for your skin and its unique needs. We are expert at targeting rejuvenation deep into the skin’s outer layer and offering long term consistent results with treatments, whenever you feel you need them, at any age. Whether you are looking at getting a head start against ageing or wanting to reduce signs of uneven skin texture, there is a micro-needling procedure for you.