Medical Micro Needling – also called skin needling, dermal needling, micro-needling therapy, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI), is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine surgical grade needles. Micro Needling works by stimulating your own body’s collagen to plump up the skin and breaking down scar tissue without damaging the epidermis. Your body will start to naturally regenerate the skin, it should only take approximately 6 weeks before visible signs of regeneration are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a gradual and long lasting enhancement that can continue for up to 12 months after each treatment. Needling treatments can be performed on all skin types and colours and almost anywhere on the body.
As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed. Through the process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size and stretch marks.