Our skin tells us a lot about our health, wellbeing, age and lifestyle and over time, can display irregularities, imperfections and the many signs of ageing. If we start to notice our skin health suffering, most of us seek non-invasive solutions to improve skin tone, texture and quality, whether this is to combat the signs of ageing or to revitalise the skin following various skin conditions, such as acne or sun damage.
What is Nanopore Micro-Needling Collagen Induction Therapy?
Dr Raj Acquilla is passionate about the art and science of medical aesthetics and actively strives to research and develop pioneering and innovative techniques and treatments for unsurpassable results. Under his direction, Dr Liesel Holler has developed and perfected Nanopore Micro-Needling Collagen Induction Therapy; the next generation of micro-needling skin rejuvenation and revitalization.
This treatment, exclusive in the northwest to YUVA Medispa, is the next generation to the technology of Dermaroller and Dermapen, due to the fast treatment time and non-vibratory action of the needles, which some standard micro-needling devices offer. Therefore, no anaesthetic cream is needed prior to this treatment. The number of pulses emitted per second is 150, which offers 1500 micro-punctures per second, making the treatment extremely quick, taking around 8 minutes for the entire face.
How does Nanopore Micro-Needling Induction Therapy improve the skin?
As the micro-punctures cause a superficial ‘wounding’ to the skin, this in-turn, encourages new collagen formation, the substance which is responsible for youthful, resilient and glowing skin, and is lost over time. The method of Micro-Needling forms channels in the skin where various powerful serums can reach the lower layers more effectively. Conditions such as sun damage, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, sagging, cellulite, hair loss, acne scars or stretch marks can be treated with this procedure. This can be combined with many of the Nanotechnology Peels we offer, for a powerful, combined result.
What happens during the treatment?
YUVA Medispa has taken this innovative treatment method and incorporated it in to a 5-step Nanopore treatment.
- A Liposomed Ferulac Peel – high dose antioxidant peel, is applied to the skin. Ferulac acid has antioxidant properties, it protects the skin from free radical aggression, inhibits and neutralizes their action, and enhances the effects of Vitamins C and E. It protects cellular DNA and contributes to minimize damage caused by the sun”
- The application of high strength Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid follows, to nourish and brighten the skin.
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate growth factor release, is then administered.
- Nanotechnology Liposomed Growth factors are applied to the skin.
- Nanotechnology Hyaluronic mask is applied to deliver intense hydration in to the skin and an LED Light Mask to calm and soothe the skin, completes the treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Your specific and individual concern will be discussed at a pre-treatment consultation. At this meeting, your doctor will ascertain your skin and the treatment required. However, in most cases, a course of 3 treatments in total is recommended every 4 weeks, for optimum results.
Does it hurt?
The treatment is not uncomfortable and there is no need for anaesthetic cream prior to the procedure. Your skin may feel slightly tingly and appear a little red following the treatment, but this will quickly subside and you will be advised on topical creams or lotions to use afterwards.
When will I see the results?
Results can be seen following the first treatment as the active ingredients and the antioxidant peel will leave the skin softer and smoother. The full results will be seen several weeks following the last treatment, but improvement will be seen gradually during the treatment duration.
How long do the results last?
Results can last anything up to 12 months. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and skincare regime for any aesthetic treatment to last to its full potential. Excessive sun exposure, smoking, drinking too much alcohol, too little sleep and stress can all affect the skin and its response to treatment. If you invest in taking good care of your skin and an effective skincare regime, you will reap the benefits of treatments such as these and will experience longer lasting results.