After extensive research into skin damage caused by the sun and ageing, Dr Des Fernandes, a renowned South African plastic surgeon, member of the IIAA and the founder of the Environ skin care company, was amongst the first pioneers to study and develop the technique of skin needling. Using a dry tattoo needle he discovered that this method of puncturing the upper layers of the skin has an ability to reduce scarring, and lessen the depth of wrinkles by stimulating the skin's own ability to produce collagen and elastin. He went on to design an instrument that could be used by anyone, anywhere and would safely puncture the horny layer of the skin only. This instrument in the form of a small hand held roller, has multi 0.2 mm long 'needles' and is known as the Environ Cosmetic Roll-Cit .
When used in conjunction with specially formulated Environ products, it helps the skin to absorb the active vitamins and nutrients by approximately 10,000 fold, resulting in plumper skin; fine lines and wrinkles are softened, scarring and pigmentation are reduced and lax skin on face and body becomes firmer.
For those who require even more dramatic results, skin needling (or rollering) by a trained Monica Tolan Environ Skin Care
Specialists is an excellent alternative to deep peeling or laser. After first de-sensitizing the skin using a local anaesthetic, a skin Roll-Cit which penetrates the skin to a depth of 1mm is used to reach the collagen and elastin layer. Minute temporary pin-prick bleeding is caused, which stimulates growth factors, and tissue remodelling takes place over the subsequent weeks and months. Because the upper layer of skin remains intact during the process, the outer protective layer is not destroyed, and the skin returns to normal in only a matter of days. Treatment takes about one hour, and can be repeated weekly or monthly. It is usual to have up to six sessions, until the desired result is achieved. It can be used to firm the skin on the abdomen, legs and arms as well as on the face. Although it cannot lift the skin as in surgery, some people have reported that they no longer feel the need for cosmetic surgery. As more and more people including celebrities are discovering this innovative treatment, it may even replace skin lasering and the deeper peels. So why compromise the integrity of the skin, when needling combined with high dose active ingredients in Environ products can give you such remarkable and unrivalled results?
1 Treatment€250.00 3 Treatments €600.00 6 Treatments €900.00Additional Treatment for Hands €30.00