What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a special regenerating treatment that safely penetrates deep into the underlying layers of skin, repairing and rejuvenating troubled areas. Based on acupuncture, and using multiple needles that differ in size, skin needling kick starts the body’s natural wound healing response underneath the skin. This results in the production and distribution of new collagen to help protect your skin. The procedure has been performed for many years, and has been proven to treat a number of skin conditions and problems including smoothing wrinkles and lines and improving skin texture, scarring, and stretch marks. The face is a common area for treatment; however, other areas of the body such as the hands, neck, back and chest can be treated just as successfully.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling is a safe, tested and reliable procedure that involves creating rejuvenating microscopic punctures in the skin using a specialised stainless steel roller or pressing mechanism. The process involves multiple needles in various sizes acting together in the specific area of the treated condition. This dermal roller treatment creates tiny punctures in the skin that encourage the production of new collagen, known as collagen induction, and will progressively fill in the scar, stretch mark, or wrinkles being treated, making them less noticeable and in some cases removing them altogether. Each patient’s situation is different and results can vary.
Other skin rejuvenating techniques utilise methods that can often remove the healthy top layer of skin. Microneedling creates dermal stimulation without attacking the outer layer, maximising the outward appearance of the area and speeding up the healing process at a much faster rate than other procedures. The procedure is proven to offer many benefits and also avoids some of the usual skin care related worries that other procedures can possess, such as the risk of permanent structural damage, increased sun sensitivity, skin colour loss and hyper pigmentation.