Also called micro roll therapy, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous (PCI), is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill this microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Though the process of neovascularization and neocollagenases, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.
The procedure is well tolerated by patients with minimal downtime, and can be easily personalized by going deeper on some areas. The number of needling sessions depends on the individual skin condition.
Micro needling is a safe, chemical-free method that triggers new collagen production. It can be performed on all skin colors and types.
- Stimulates tissue regeneration
- Improves mild to moderate acne scarring; any new or old scars
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose, lax skin
- Helps Skin texture and pore size
- Improves appearance of stretch marks
- Stimulates circulation and collagen production
Most people will experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as mild sunburn for 24-48 hours and they may be minimal pin point bleeding and/ or bruising. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking but the effects won’t be seen until a few months later.