Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy this minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment creates a more youthful, healthier skin and produces excellent results for a number of skin concerns.
The treatment creates minuscule, evenly-spaced puncture wounds on the skin to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Using the most advanced needling technology (the ACS-PEN) with a pharmaceutical grade skin care line (Environ®) designed specifically for this application to produce a younger looking you.
The ASC-PEN (Advanced Cell Stimulation) is the first German engineered device with significant advantages over other needling systems:
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as medical skin needling or micro-needling, is a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment designed to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as scars on the face and body. The treatment uses tiny needles or micro-needles on a medical-grade roller that is moved over the skin to create tiny, evenly-spaced puncture wounds on the skin. This process stimulates the body’s natural collagen production by generating a wound healing response.
Alanna Lane has over two decades of experience in the health, wellness and beauty professions. She has trained and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Esthetician and as a Licensed Registered Massage Therapist in British Columbia since 1994.
Yes, the Environ Skin Essentia AVST Home Care Kit is recommended for face treatments and the Environ Body Home Care Kit is recommended for body scars.
For best results it is important to prep your skin by using the Environ above products to be applied am and pm for 3 weeks prior to the ACS Pen needling treatments.
The treatment is described as mildly to moderately uncomfortable by our clients. If you are very sensitive we recommend applying a numbing agent. You can purchase topical numbing agent at your pharmacy and apply it 30 minutes prior to your session.
After the procedure your skin may be red and flushed in appearance similar to the appearance of a moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch. This will diminish quickly and within the next 48 hours your skin will become completely healed.
The number of sessions varies from person to person depending on your skin needs and goals.
Visible results are generally seen 6-8 weeks following the treatment and improve further over time. A course of ACS pen sessions is recommended to achieve optimum results; however skin improvement is noticeable after just one treatment.
6 treatments 3 weeks to 4 weeks apart is recommended and then at least twice a year thereafter.
ACS pen is contraindicated during pregnancy. It cannot be performed on clients currently on accutane, or blood thinning medications.
It is contraindicated for anyone with a serious health condition or autoimmune condition.
Presence of raised moles, warts or any raised lesions on targeted area.
Other contraindications include; scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities; blood clotting problems; active bacterial or fungal infection; immune-suppression
Keep the area moist with Environ A C E oil.