The body responds to CST in the same way it would react to an injury. The small amount of bleeding caused during treatment releases powerful growth factors which are part of a natural healing response, resulting in increased collagen and elastin production.
It is especially effective for addressing the visible signs of ageing as well as sun damage, scarring, slackened skin, stretch marks, uneven skin tone and dilated blood vessels. Collagen Stimulation Therapy can be done on all areas of the face and body and is suitable for all skin types.
During this painless revolutionary procedure, your skincare professional will apply topical anaesthetic and will use a small instrument containing tiny needles to create thousands of microscopic channels in the lower levels of your skin. This causes a minimal amount of bleeding that stops within minutes. After the treatment your practitioner will cleanse your skin and apply nourishing vitamins A and C.
Choose from one of the following:
Eyes, upper lip and chin, forehead, cheeks
1st treatment £150.00
Subsequent treatments £120.00
Course of 6 for £630 (Saving £120.00)
Face and Neck, or the Décolleté
1st treatment £250.00
Subsequent treatments £200.00
Course of 6 treatments £1050.00 (Saving £200.00)
Face, Neck and Décolleté
1st treatment £350.00
Subsequent treatments £250.00
Course 6 treatments £1350.00 (Saving £250.00)
What will happen during the treatment?
During this painless, revolutionary procedure, a skincare professional will apply a topical anaesthetic and will use a small instrument containing tiny needles (1mm – 3mm) to create thousands of microscopic channels in your skin. This causes a minimal amount of bleeding that stops within minutes.
How it works
The body responds to Collagen Stimulation Therapy ™ in the same way as it would to an injury. The small amount of bleeding caused during treatment releases powerful growth factors, part of a natural healing response that results in increased collagen and elastin production.
Natural Anti-ageing Skin Rejuvenation by Skin Care Therapists
As people increasingly seek alternative means to rejuvenate ageing skin without the horrific wind-blown, Bride of Wildenstein appearance that too much knife work can give, more natural methods like Cosmetic Stimulation Therapy™ (also known as micro-needling) are coming to the fore.
Pioneering South African plastic surgeon and founder of Environ skincare Dr Des Fernandes developed the process of pricking the skin with multiple tiny needles to stimulate collagen production without causing any damage to the epidermis. The treatment is creating dramatic results and is now available in beauty salons as well as medi-spas. Unlike laser or deep peeling treatments, this treatment does not work by damaging skin to force new collagen tissue. It is also the first treatment that has been shown to create fresh elastin in addition to collagen.
Cosmetic Stimulation Therapy™ enables skincare and aesthetic clinic professionals to provide effective, minimally invasive anti-ageing treatments, without the need for sedation. The rejuvenating treatment is designed to be used on all parts of the face and body to improve the appearance of wrinkles, shallow acne scarring, lax skin, slack jaw line contours and stretch marks.
The Cosmetic Stimulation Therapy™ principle is simple and induces a natural process of skin rejuvenation. The Environ tool, which incorporates multiple ultra-fine surgical steel 1mm long needles, is rolled repeatedly in different directions across the treatment area to create minute channels which breach the dermis. These temporary tiny needle punctures stimulate the skin’s natural healing response. This induces numerous growth factors and healing mechanisms to produce new collagen and elastin in the subsequent days, without any damage to the overlying epidermis.
The treatment is easily performed by a trained aesthetic professional with topical anesthetic cream and there is virtually no downtime. Clients can return to work the day after treatment with no outward signs other than flushed skin, similar to the appearance of mild sunburn. By penetrating only to a depth of 1mm, the risk of bruising and swelling is minimal. The effects of the procedure are enhanced by preparing the skin with Environs’ vitamin A and C topical products prior to the treatment course – and continuing use thereafter, to further promote healthy growth factors, collagen and elastin.
For best results, a series of six Cosmetic Stimulation Therapy™ treatments should be done at intervals between one week and one month, depending on time and budget available. The cost is around £200-300 per treatment (regional variations) including the cost of the roller which is used and re-used exclusively for each individual.
The procedure helps restore the tightness of the skin and can delay or avoid the need for a face-lift or brow lift, and remarkable results have been achieved on slack underarm skin, with Environ vitamin A and C homecare used to maintain results over long periods. It thickens and rejuvenates the skin, softens fine lines, restores elasticity, reduces pigmentation marks, stretch marks and scars. It also diminishes the appearance dilated blood vessels. Thin skin can be treated and because the epidermis is perfectly preserved and healing is rapid, there is no sun sensitivity afterwards by contrast with laser, dermabrasion and deep peels.
On-going skin care and needling trials have been run at the University Of Cape Town, South Africa, and at the University of Hannover, Germany, with a number of studies completed which prove the method’s efficacy.