Skin needling, also known as micro needling or collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a device with tiny needles to create small puncture wounds in the skin. These puncture wounds stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, resulting in increased collagen production and improved skin texture.
The procedure typically begins with the application of a topical anaesthetic to the treatment area to minimize discomfort. Then, a device containing a series of small needles is gently rolled over the skin. The needles penetrate the upper layer of the skin, creating tiny channels or micro-injuries that trigger the skin’s healing process.
The body responds to these micro-injuries by increasing blood flow and delivering growth factors and nutrients to the area. This process stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, which helps to improve the texture, tone, and overall appearance of the skin. Additionally, the micro-channels created during the procedure can enhance the absorption of topical skincare products, making them more effective.
Skin needling is commonly used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture. The procedure can be performed on the face, neck, chest, and hands. The number of sessions required will depend on the individual’s skin concerns and the severity of the condition being treated.