The Shanghai Ren'ai Hospital doctors

What is Collagen Stimulation Therapy

Collagen stimulation treatment is a cutting edge treatment that harnesses your body’s natural powers of healing to tighten skin and achieve incredible results. It is especially effective for addressing the visible signs of ageing, as well as sun damage, scarring, slackened skin, uneven tone and dilated blood vessels.

The Procedure

During the 2 hour treatment, the skin care professional will apply topical anaesthetic and will use a small instrument containing tiny needles to create thousands of microscopic channels in the lower levels of your skin. This causes a minimal amount of bleeding that stops within minutes. After the treatment your skin care professional will cleanse the skin and apply nourishing vitamins A and C. You will notice you will look flushed, as if you have sunburn, but this within fade in 3-4 days.

The body responds to CST in the same way it would to injury, the small amount of bleeding caused during the treatment releases powerful growth factors which are part of the healing response resulting in increased collagen and elastin production, giving tighter, younger looking skin.

It is recommended you build up high levels of Environ vitamins in your skin prior to treatment and that you get a course of treatments ranging from 3-9 weekly or bi-weekly dependent on the condition of your skin.

Later Progress

Following the procedure, you may feel a little sore but simple analgesia such as paracetamol are normally all that is required. Results will be visible after about a week but will be best when the course of treatment is completed.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure normally takes approximately 2 hours.

How long do the results last?

The effects of the treatment can last 1-3 years.

Will the procedure hurt?

The procedure can be uncomfortable, so local anaesthetic is normally used in the area.

How many sessions will I need?

This is dependent on the condition of your skin and the area to be treated. Most clients find that 4-10 treatments are sufficient.

When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?

You can go back to normal activities the same day. Though we recommend you avoid excessive heat for about two weeks after (e.g. sunbathing, sunbeds, saunas). There will be some reddening in the area for a few days, so you may want to consider this if you are planning trips away or special days.

Are there any alternatives to this procedure?

Other procedures may be of benefit depending on the effect you are trying to achieve. Your non-surgical practitioner and coordinator will guide you as to the best treatments for you.

Can I combine this procedure with other procedures?

Yes, many clients choose to have other procedures at the same time.