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Microneedling device new opportunity for skin rejuvenation

Microneedling device new opportunity for skin rejuvenation
The Exceed medical microneedling device stimulates collagen better and faster than before, helping Caci to treat fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars to deliver glowing, smooth skin.

Adopting a new treatment into the service menu at Caci is not taken lightly. Experts in treating New Zealanders’ skin for over 25 years, Caci’s process is a carefully considered one, with research on the background and certifications of the device and products involved, review by the Caci Clinical Advisory Board, trialling over time and extensive training among the doctors, nurses and support staff.

So while Caci’s clinics around the country have long offered collagen induction, originally using needled rollers and then more modern handpieces, the arrival of microneedling with the Exceed medical microneedling device is a definite cause for excitement.

That’s because the new device helps stimulate that superstar of healthy skin – collagen – more easily, effectively and faster than previous treatments, so you end up with plump, glowing and smoother skin.

WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?

Microneedling is a skin-revitalising procedure designed to enhance and improve skin condition and appearance by activating the skin’s natural regenerative processes which stimulates collagen synthesis.

Anything with the word ‘needling’ in it is likely to give pause to many, but when they say ‘micro’, they mean it. The treatment involves guiding the head of a small handpiece over skin while six tiny needles move up and down, making microscopic and extremely quick perforations in the very top layer of skin. This causes microchannels, or localised and controlled damage that’s designed to incite the skin to spring into healing mode, and with it, produce new collagen, without substantially affecting the structure of the epidermis. Similar treatments available elsewhere can differ because of the quality and needle depth used. Exceed is considered a medical microneedling device as it has the ability to reach the precise depth of skin for optimal regeneration, has FDA approval and is Medsafe listed.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT DESIGNED TO ACHIEVE?

Microneedling with the Exceed device is FDA approved to treat acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, which means a course of treatments is proven to smooth and minimise their appearance and texture. The treatment stimulates collagen production to create strong, healthy and bright skin and, in some cases, may minimise pore size, too.

The kickstarted cellular renewal is not a quick fix, so although you’re likely to see improvements after the first treatments, the real results happen over time. Caci recommends having 4-5 treatments every 4-5 weeks to ensure long lasting and real results. When you’re on a Caci Reformaskin membership, which tailors a range of treatments over time, prior skin conditioning treatments and at-home skincare can also help get the best results.

BE HONEST – HOW PAINFUL IS IT?

Everyone is different, but many people say the treatment feels like a thorough exfoliation, similar to an intense microdermabrasion. It can feel a little bit sensitive around the orbital eye bone, nose and forehead, but Caci’s skin therapists are all highly trained, and move through the process quickly and safely so for most, any discomfort is soon forgotten. There is little downtime afterwards and while it is normal to see some redness and swelling after the treatment, this generally goes away on its own within a few hours.

HOW CAN I TRY IT?

Pick up the phone or head online and book a free consultation at one of Caci’s more than 60 clinics nationwide. You’ll have a chance to chat through your goals and whether microneedling is appropriate for you and your skin. A casual treatment is $562, but customers on a Reformaskin membership save on every treatment; advanced options start from $55 per week on a spreadout payment plan.

 

To learn more about how Caci can help you achieve your skin goals, visit caci.co.nz

 

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