WHAT DOES E.C.I.T DO?

Electric Collagen Induction Therapy – is a treatment conducted on any given area of the body to stimulate and utilise the body’s own repairing process to heal the treated area. This leading anti ageing and repairing treatment has become extremely popular with clients wanting to diminish stretch marks, scars, acne scars, wrinkles, loose skin and refresh ageing skin. The extremely fine needles create tiny ‘injuries’ and the body immediately proceeds to heal and regenerate – stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. This process may switch on other regenerating processes that will indeed continue for many months and will further benefit the appearance of the treated area.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOURISHING E.C.I.T AND DEEP E.C.I.T ?

Nourishing E.C.I.T – Uses an electrical Dermal pen at a smaller needle size for encouraging blood flow, activates skin for 15 minutes followed by a cocktail of serums and mask. No anaesthetic is required for the Nourishing E.C.I.T and has little to no bleeding. Deep E.C.I.T is the use of slightly longer needles for a deeper reach and has a more obvious result.

WHO IS SUITABLE AND UNSUITABLE FOR ECIT?

This treatment is safe for all skin colours and types. Please let us know if you are having any skin cancers treated or if you are pregnant as it may not be suitable for you, or we may need to chat about altering the treatment.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF ECIT?

Down time can be up to 10 days if having the Deep Dermal Pen E.C.I.T, most are only 3 to 5 days. Skin goes through an inflammatory process at varying degrees e.g. extremely puffy eyes and face, different levels of bruising. Slight swelling of only part of the face tends to be the most common side effect. As with all open wounds there is a very low risk of infection – however, the pricking channels do close up quickly – within the hour.

WHAT IS THE NECESSARY AFTER CARE FOR ECIT?

Your therapist will discuss the after care process with you. You will be asked to stay out of the sun for a minimum of 3 days, this is particularly important if you have olive skin. You will need to avoid any ‘active’ ingredients on your treated area. After your Deep E.C.I.T you will be given a kit with appropriate creams and gels. It is also advised that you do not physically over exert yourself and keep away from alcohol, spicy foods and heaters for a minimum 3 day period. Your therapist will advise more specifically depending on your treatment case.

WHAT IS RADIO FREQUENCY?

This technology uses micro currents called radio frequency sound waves for a safe and non-invasive way to tighten lax skin on treated body areas. The generated heat causes local contraction of the collagen fibres, to immediately tighten the skin. Radio Frequency will also improve blood flow which helps the oxygen supply and greater toxin clearance to further reduce the effects of ageing. Acne scaring can also be improved through the heat suppressing fibrotic activity. This is completely non-invasive and pain free.

RADIO FREQUENCY VS GALVANIC?

Both Radio Frequency and Galvanic face treatments work with micro currents. Radio Frequency face treatments go deep into the dermis providing immediate, longer lasting results and accelerating cell renewal in the skin. Galvanic currents only work on the surface of the skin showing immediate results but last shorter-term. Galvanic is also used as an extraction current where Radio Frequency is not. For most treatments we will recommend Radio Frequency for a longer lasting result.

HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?

E.C.I.T and Multiple Radio Frequency Treatment results can last up to 24 months, though it will depend on each individual and vary from patient to patient and the natural ageing process. You will find that even a surgical face lift is not permanent as the skin’s natural processes cannot be stopped entirely.

WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?

A chemical peel is a face or body rejuvinating treatment that uses different chemical solutions to improve and smooth the texture of the skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to detach and eventually peel off.

Here at Derma Tech Centre we use TCA – Trichloroacetic acid peels, Jessner Peel and Resurfacing Peel.

Our deepest/ strongest peel is our Resurfacing Peel, followed by the TCA and Jessner Peels for a more intermediate level of peel.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF A CHEMICAL PEEL?

As with any partially invasive treatment, there are possible side effects. Depending on the depth of the peel will determine the type and level of risk of side effects. The possible complications include but not limited to infection, undesirable color changes and scarring.

PRICING FOR MULTIPLE AREAS USING SAME TREATMENT AND BOOKING?

One treatment is one area unless otherwise stated. You can have multiple areas done at the extra costs, but please be aware that you will need to advise when booking as you will require extra time.

CAN I HAVE ONE OF THE SKIN TREATMENTS DONE ON MY NECK INSTEAD OF FACE?

Yes, you can. The pricing is for one area of your choice. The face, of course, is the most popular area to have a skin treatment, but you can certainly do your neck if you would prefer.

WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND 3 OR MORE TREATMENTS FOR MOST SERVICES?

The reason is that most treatments are more visibly effective and longer lasting after 3 treatments. In addition, we highly recommend to do these no more than a week apart for the best compounded results.

WHAT IS AN ENZYME TREATMENT?

This is an intensive treatment for instant visible results. Improving circulation, tone, and creates a lifting of sagging tissue. Firms and tones. Can be used on almost any area including the face, neck, décolletage, bust, abdomen and hands. Enzymes exfoliate the epidermis resulting in refined lines and wrinkles. Improves surface muscle tone, small wrinkles and lines are smoothed out. Exercises the vascular, capillary network of tired and sluggish skin. The treated area looks tightened, smoothed and rejuvenated.

WHO CAN HAVE ENZYME TREATMENTS?

All skin types can benefit from this rejuvenating treatment. You cannot have this treatment if you have allergies to eggs or protein.

WILL E.C.I.T. IMPROVE STRETCHMARKS OR SCARRING?

Both conditions are well treated with excellent results. The number of treatments will depend on the condition and the damaged area.