Skin needling also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and Micro-needling is the most recent natural innovation to achieve fresh and youthful-looking skin. Like many other treatments available, it is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, stretch marks, skin laxity and scarring such as that caused by acne.
1. Surgical grade needles introduce a series of fine, sharp, micro-perforations in the skin following the administration of a topical anaesthetic, in the case of medical grade devices, to reduce discomfort.
2. This "damage" to the dermis creates a controlled skin injury. It triggers the body to fill the micro wounds by producing new collagen and elastin, which generates new skin cells to literally "repair" itself, thus the skin becomes thicker, plumper and more youthful.
3. Newcollagenesis following treatment leads to the reduction of scars and aids in the skin rejuvenation, skin texture, firmness and hydration. Although primarily used on the face, this procedure can be carried out anywhere on the body, such as on stretch marks on the thighs and abdomen, and generally on all skin types.