Who is this treatment for?
Skin needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (C.I.T.) is a special regenerating treatment that safely penetrates into the underlying layers of skin, aiding the repair and rejuvenation of targeted areas.
What conditions does this treat?
It can soften scars (including acne scars), fine lines and stretch marks.
What is involved?
It involves the use of a dermaroller that is covered with tiny needles that pierce the skin when rolled. Each patient purchases their own individual dermaroller.
How does it feel?
Some patients report mild-moderate discomfort. However, topic anaesthetic (numbing cream) is applied first to minimise this.
Is there downtime?
Immediately after, there is some redness and some pinpoint bleeding. The bleeding stops after treatment and the redness usually subsides within 24 hours.
How does it work?
The micro injuries from the tiny needles stimulate a wound healing response resulting in boosted collagen production. This in turn promotes a filling out of fine lines and acne scars leading to smoother, healthier skin. Softening of scars rather than eradication may be seen. It should be pointed out that acne scars can be challenging to treat and some require dermal filler to improve them.
When will I see a result?
New collagen production can take 4-6 weeks. Several treatments may be required.