Consultation and Preparation Treatment Programmes, Pricing Consultation and Patch Test, 45 minutes, £30.00. A full and in depth consultation must be carried out prior to having this treatment. The topical anaesthetic cream which is to be used in the treatment must be patch tested on your skin during this consultation to ensure your skin is suitable for treatment. If you have a darker skin (skin types 4-6) we would also advise having a small area tested with the roller.
Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI) therapy is a treatment that involves pricking the skin multiple times by rolling a non-electric, small, hand-held device over it, which is covered with needles. We use different lengths of needles depending upon the area, skin health and the condition to be treated.
The process and outcome of the treatment is to stimulate new collagen to form in skin cells, to improve the overall health, texture and appearance of the skin.
The treatment is suitable for treating areas on the face or body with, for example, fine lines, UV damage, acne scarring, post-operative scarring, stretch marks, premature ageing, open pores and for general skin health improvement.
Cosmetic and Medical
There are various needle sizes and the size of the needle used will be determined by where and how it is to be used.
A cosmetic roller that you are able to use yourself at home, or use in a facial, will be either a 0.2mm, 0.3mm or 0.5mm.
A trained professional will use a 1.0mm, 1.5mm, 2.0mm or 3.0mm for Medical Needling.
The depth of the needle affects which cells are treated and the outcome of the treatment, therefore, a trained skin care specialist can advise you on which roller to start with and how to prepare your skin correctly at home for four weeks before treatment begins.
Optimum results can only be achieved using any roller where there is good cell health. A good result will be achieved through the use of good topical nutrients and taking the correct multivitamins.