What Is Skin Needling?
Skin Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy – CIT) is a treatment designed to improve skin texture, smooth wrinkles, fine lines and soften scars and stretch marks. It is suitable for all skin types and all areas of the face, neck, décolletage and body.
Skin Needling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries to the skin. These micro-injuries induce a natural wound healing response of the skin, which creates a release of growth factors to the area and furthermore the depositing of new collagen and elastin.
Inspired by acupuncture, skin needling uses special skin rollers containing hundreds of fine surgical steel needles, which are applied to the skin’s upper dermis, encouraging the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. The aim is smoother skin and the reduction of scars and stretch marks.
Skin needling has evolved considerably since first being developed in the late 1990s and skin care clinics now employ a variety of different instruments and different needle shapes and sizes when performing needling on patients.