What is Micro Needling?

Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (or CIT), Micro needling is non surgical procedure that is used to rejuvenate the skin and improve the skin’s surface by reducing fine lines, expression lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and acne scars. The concept is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical injury such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. As the device moves across the skin, it makes pinpoint punctures to create very minor micro-“injuries.” In response to the perceived “injury,” a cascade of growth factors is released, which in turn triggers new collagen synthesis.

This process has two major benefits – it effectively stimulates collagen formation and provides a clear channel for topical serums to be absorbed through the surface of the skin. By persistently triggering this healing process with a series of Micro Needling treatments, the body keeps repairing the skin incrementally and cumulatively. The results are similar to fractional laser treatments or chemical peels, but without the side effects and extended downtime. Results include smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. Once the desired result has been achieved, it is important to maintain collagen stimulation by returning for quarterly maintenance treatments. While more commonly used on the face, Micro Needling can also be used to restore and regenerate the skin on the neck, chest, and hands. It is safe for all skin tones and all types. In fact, even skin that has been laser treated responds well to treatments.

What Happens in a Treatment?

Micro Needling is performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of a sterile, disposable tip that is discarded after every patient. Prior to the procedure, topical anesthetic cream is applied for your comfort. The basic micro needling treatment includes the application of healing gels and serums during and after the procedure. The entire procedure is normally completed within 30-60 minutes depending on the required treatment and the anatomical site. New healthy skin appears about 4 weeks after treatment and can last up to two years.

Results and Benefits of Micro Needling

  • Fine lines and wrinkles are softened
  • Skin is thickened, tightened and elasticity restored
  • Acne scarring and minor scarring are reduced like no other treatment
  • Pigmentation marks are lightened
  • Stretch marks are improved
  • The disappearance of dilated blood vessels is encouraged
  • Healing period is minimal (redness for +/- half a day)
  • Procedure is cost-effective
  • Process is suited to all skin types (including laser-resurfaced skin)
  • No permanent damage is caused
  • Safely repeatable for maximum results
  • No sun-sensitivity is induced
  • All areas of the face, neck and body can be treated