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Collagen Induction Therapy or micro-needling

What is Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)? Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a fancy way of saying non-surgical micro-needling. It is a minimally invasive treatment that involves the use of a medical grade roller with fine needles on it that is worked over an area of skin to help stimulate the production of collagen. It is used for: Tightening loose skin Rejuvenating aged hands Reducing fine lines and wrinkles Reducing acne scars and scars from burns Tightening pores Reducing stretch marks Reducing pigmentation Promoting hair growth. There are various different names for this treatment depending on the type of roller used. Some…

Shirley Nicol

Shirley Nicol, Clinical Director Shirley was born in Glasgow and is a graduate of Stirling University where she completed her BSc in dermatology and non-medical prescribing. Her journey led her into medical aesthetics, training to an advanced level of practice.  She is director and Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner in Clinica Medica in Glasgow where she currently practises, providing a service that is totally client centred. Having dedicated 35 years of her life to healthcare in both senior clinical and commercial roles, she recognises the need to deliver safe and effective treatments to her clients and patients. She ensures she is kept…

Dr Justine Hextall

Dr Justine Hextall is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and has been an NHS Consultant dermatologist for more than a decade. During that time she has worked as clinical and skin cancer department lead for 5 years.  She was appointed as skin cancer chair of Sussex 3 years ago and has been educational lead for Sussex Skin Network Site Specific Group (NSSG) for 5 years. She was recently appointed to the skin cancer sub-committee at the British Association of Dermatologists. Dr Hextall trained at the St John’s institute of dermatology for 5 years where she remained as an honorary consultant…