Skin needling, more commonly referred to as Micro Needling Therapy or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a skin rejuvenation procedure which is a minimally invasive procedure that involves using a device that contains very fine needles. The needles in this device are used to puncture the skin to create a wound / skin injury which is controlled. Each puncture creates something that we call a channel, and this triggers the body to fill these wounds which are microscopic, by producing new collagen and elastin, through a process which is called Neovascularization and Neocollagenesis.

There is then an improvement in skin texture and firmness and a reduction in scars, pore size and stretch marks.


What is Neovascularization?


The development of new blood vessels in restoration of blood circulation and the healing process.


What is Neocollagenesis?


This word is made up of 3 parts:

- Neo which stands for “new”, “recent”, “revived” and “modified”.

- Collagen which means the fibrous structural protein found in the connective tissue under the skin layer and when the collagen is shrunk it causes signs of aging like wrinkles.

- Synthesis which means to make something.


Neocollagenesis simply means the making of new collagen.


Micro Needling is a well-known procedure which is used to help the human body soften and fill wrinkles.

Dermatologists and plastic surgeons, along with cosmetic professionals, are using this technique worldwide.

The technique involves using a permanent make-up rotary machine to systematically insert a special needle between 1 mm – 2.5 mm into the skin going through the top layer of the skin.

With Micro Needling only the wrinkles are treated, the healthy skin between wrinkles remains untouched.

The body’s reaction to Micro Needling is similar to its reaction to laser treatment, creating a build-up of collagen in the treated area, just below the surface of the skin.

The build-up serves to fill the deeper areas of wrinkles normalizing the skin surface. This is a natural process. It is important to remember that Micro Needling does not “inject” anything into the body. There is also no pigment involved with Micro Needling.

This procedure stimulates the body’s own response, causing it to fill the “valleys” of the wrinkles with collagen fibers leaving the skin looking smoother and younger. The results are NOT instantaneous. The build-up of collagen, below the surface of the skin, will continue for months and the skin will become progressively smoother.

After the procedure the skin will be puffy and irritated. This is totally normal. The numerous insertions of the needles are a micro-trauma and the body will respond by sending blood to that area to promote healing.

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