Natural Ageless Beauty
What is unique about skin care at The Koa Clinic?
Your treatments are provided and overseen by naturopathic physicians. The same holistic approach we use with general health is applied to your skin care. During your consult and treatments, we will discuss internal and external factors that contribute to acne, scars, fine lines, dry skin and a glowing and healthy appearance.
Beauty really does come within!
Medical Microneedling of skin and scalp, also referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a relatively new concept aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen and elastin production to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin.
Microneeding is combined with naturally hydrating or enhancing products like Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Ascorbic Acid (Vit C) or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). These products are driven in to the skin by the device and penetrate deep in to the dermis far exceeding what can be absorbed by topical application.
Platlet Rich Plasma
The premise is simple – create a small wound and the skin will respond with collagen production and new skin cells. Depending on the depth of the needle penetration, the CollagenPIN™ can offer skin rejuvenation levels from the simple enhancement of product absorption to the clinical treatment of scars and wrinkles.
Superficial treatment levels are very tolerable with nothing more than a topical numbing cream (the lightest application requires no numbing at all) applied prior to the treatment. In the instance of aggressive treatments, the doctor will discuss the options for making the treatment the most comfortable for you.
The CollagenPIN™ is used to enhance the skin on the face, neck, décolletage, back, abdomen, arms, hands and legs.
What is the downtime?
The treatment is easily administered and there is no clinical downtime for the patient. It will result in redness that resembles a raspberry or scrape. The redness may take anywhere from 24 hours to 4 days to go away, but for most is gone within a day of treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
For optimal results, we usually perform 3-4 treatments in monthly intervals. More severe or advanced conditions, such as scars or deeper wrinkles, can require up to 8 sessions spaced anywhere from 4-6 weeks apart. Package pricing is available.
When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. 60-90 days is the optimal time to visualize changes in the face area. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues. Hair growth and thickening is noticeable within 1-2 treatments.
Pre/Post Treatment Recommendations:
No aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products for 7-10 days prior to the procedure.
No fish oil/omega oils for ten days prior to procedure.
Do not go swimming and limit sun exposure for at least 24-72 hours post treatment.
No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment
On the day of treatment, please keep your face clean and do not apply makeup before coming in. For hair/scalp treatment, please keep your hair free of product the day of treatment.