Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a small hand held device that contains tiny microneedles. This treatment is virtually painless with little to no downtime.
The needles are used to puncture the skin to create tiny micro-wounds, creating a channel to infuse peptides, powerful antioxidants, human growth factors, and PRP (platelet-rich plasma). Clinical studies have proven that serum absorption is increased by as much as 1,000 times when combined with microneedling. This procedure also triggers the body to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Clinical studies have also shown that microneedling treatments are more consistent in increasing the thickness of the skin than IPL and other resurfacing treatments such as chemicals peels and microdermabrasion.
This is a simple and fast method for safely treating fine lines/wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation. Since the epidermis remains intact, the procedure can be repeated safely and is also suited to regions where laser treatments and deep peels are not typically performed. The procedure is well tolerated by patients with minimal downtime, and can be easily personalized by going deeper on some areas where skin damage requires a more aggressive approach.
Microneedling can be paired with topical peptides, powerful antioxidants, human growth factors, and PRP (platelet-rich plasma).
Best results are obtained when done in a series of three to six treatments.