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What Is MTS and How Can I Use It At Home?

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"Works like magic!", "One of the holy grail products that you need to get", "This is a super super effective ampoule". These are just a few of the many reviews left by users after trying MTS with EGF and Oxytical ampoules.

So What is MTS?

MTS refers to Micro-Needle Therapy System. It's also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) or Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI). Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses fine needles to do controlled puncturing of the skin. These micro wounds stimulate the release of growth factors and induce collagen production. It has gained global mass popularity and acceptance as it is a simple, safe and effective technique which doesn't burn a hole in your pockets. Traditionally used as a collagen induction therapy for facial scars and skin rejuvenation, it is also widely used now for skincare cosmetics like EGF, FGF, PDRN etc.

The benefits of MTS is so obvious that many are now claiming it is better than other forms of skin rejuvenation treatment such as laser or chemical peeling.

What are the benefits of MTS?

This treatment is for skin rejuvenation and is recommended if you have dull skin, large pores, acne scars, rough skin texture, aged skin, wrinkles and sensitive skin.

  • Reduces wrinkles, fine lines and large pores. Microneedling stimulates the production of natural collagen and elastin. Hence, reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Improves and lightens scars. Microneedling diminishes the look of acne and surgery scars. The procedure breaks down old tissue and triggers the production of new collagen and elastin. The result is much healthier and glowing skin.
  • Prevents signs of aging. As it prevents new wrinkles and fine lines, it also helps stop early signs of aging. Additionally, combining it with antioxidant serums such as Pogonia Idebenone Ampoule brightens your skin, giving you a youthful and radiant glow.
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation and evens skin tone. Microneedling reduces the growth of keratinocytes and it also increases the expression of matrix metalloproteinases.

According to a 2008 study, skin treated with four microneedling sessions spaced one month apart produced up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment.

What Needle Length Should You Use?

Referring to the image shown above, needles can range from 0.25mm to as long as 2.2mm. Short needles (0.25mm and 0.5mm) are long enough to help with wrinkles and acne scars, but you will require longer needles to help with deep scars.

When performing MTS at home, it is very important to focus on hygiene and safety. It is therefore not advisable to go beyond 0.5mm. If you require longer needle length, please visit a professional shop. Long needles can result in bleeding and longer recovery time for your skin. We will advice to always start with 0.25mm and move on to 0.5mm when your pain tolerance improves. That is the maximum length you should go for home care.

How Are Steps to Use MTS At Home?

Step 1 - Deep cleanse and apply moisturising toner to prepare the skin.

Step 2 - Apply Stem Cells, EGF, Oxytical or any other complementary ampoule.

Step 3 - Start MTS rolling in 4 directions (refer to the diagram below).

Step 4 - Apply Stem Cells, EGF, Oxytical or any other complementary ampoule again.

Step 5 - Use Lindsay Modeling Mask pack to cool and soothe your skin. Modelling pack also improves the absorption of the active ingredients as it creates a one-way barrier to prevent evaporation.

Step 6 - Apply a hydrating serum as the healing process requires more moisture. We recommend using either Cicago Cica Double Effect Ampoule or Torriden Dive-in Serum.

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