Collagen Stimulation Therapy™, CST
Collagen Stimulation Therapy™ (micro needling / dermaroller) is as close as you can get to having facial surgery to reduce lines, wrinkles, scarring and sagging skin - without going under the knife
CST 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, stretch marks, uneven skin tone and dilated blood vessels. The treatment can be done on all areas of the face and body and is suitable for all skin types.
Dr. Des Fernandes
Since ancient times, mankind has attempted to make cosmetics to improve the skin and to hide the visible effects of ageing. The truth is that, for the most part, cosmetic creams remained simple old-fashioned moisturisers offering "Dreams of Youthful Skin" often without real results.
The introduction of vitamin A into the formulation of skin care products heralded a new era in the treatment of sun-damaged skin. Although some cosmetic houses were using very low doses of vitamin A in their skin care products in the 1980s, Dr Des Fernandes, a prominent Cape Town plastic surgeon, was the first person in the world to introduce vitamin A in high effective doses. This range established Environ® as a leader in skin care.
The Environ skin care range was first formulated as a result of Dr Fernandes' misfortune when he attempted to treat the melanoma of two young, charismatic patients, who both died before they were twenty-three years old. Such a horrifying experience leaves an indelible scar on one's life as a doctor. For this reason, he started to study the mechanism of skin cancer and the skin - and thus Environ was born.
The cosmetic manufacturing company, Environ Skin Care (Pty) Ltd., was founded by Dr Fernandes in 1990 and he soon expanded its number of products into a full skin care range. Environ skin care products are manufactured under strictly controlled laboratory conditions at the Environ factory in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Company is a family run business and as such is one of the very few major skin care products that is manufactured and marketed by the same company. Founder, Dr Fernandes has specialised in the field of plastic surgery in which he has gained the respect of his international peers. After a long career in the commercial world, Dr Fernandes' sister, Val Carstens, joined her brother at Environ Skin Care (Pty) Ltd. as its CEO, bringing with her a wealth of business experience that she has used to engineer and build Environ into the company it is today.
Environ now has an extensive distribution network throughout South Africa and exports to more than sixty countries worldwide.
How Collagen Stimulation Therapy™ works
During CST, a painless revolutionary procedure, your medical skincare professional will apply a 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 microscopic trauma to the skin. The body responds to this the same way it would to an injury and starts to repair the skin, resulting in increased collagen and elastin production.
Applying Environ creams containing vitamins A and C before and after treatment greatly enhances the results, because Collagen Stimulation Therapy™ sets up growth ‘factories’ in your skin. The vitamins can be pictured as the workers in these factories and they will continue to benefit your skin for months after the treatment.
- Incredible results without the need for invasive surgery
- Completely natural, uses the skin’s own powers of rejuvenation
- Not painful – a topical anaesthetic is used
- Short healing time, in most cases clients are able to go to work the next day
- Does not damage the skin, unlike some other procedures
- Can be done on all areas of the face and body
- Does not cause sun sensitivity
- Lasting effects – collagen continues to be laid down in the months following treatment
"Environ® products are amazing. I first discovered them 10 years ago and loved them, but my beauty therapist moved away so I changed my daily routine. I am so pleased I have rediscovered them! Instantly I have noticed a difference and love the fact that there is a wealth of products and information on bettering my skin. Everyone is commenting on how great my skin looks - I am 100% happy."
When asked which beauty products she swears by, Channel Five news presenter Emma Crosby named Environ® and said:"Since using their products, which contain vitamins and antioxidants, my skin has changed drastically."
"A friend tells me she’s never seen my skin looking better and asks if I’m wearing a foundation. No, as it happens. A persistant dry patch on the bridge of my nose feels smooth for the first time in years…..the general verdict is that I glow."
"The first step has been finding a skincare range that I love. Power facialist Anastasia Achilleos introduced me to Environ® and I haven’t looked back."
Collagen Stimulation Therapy™
Treatments are carried out by our highly qualified nurse, trained through the Dr. Des Fernandes academy. Consultations are free of charge with no obligation. By appointment only.
Between one and six treatments are required to achieve maximum results. A full consultation and preparation with topical vitamin A is required prior to your first treatment.
|40 minute anaesthetic|
|30 minutes needling|