Skin needling – which is also referred to as micro needling and medical needling – is collagen induction therapy. It is minimally-invasive and non-surgical and is used for facial rejuvenation that involves the use of a skin needling device to create controlled skin injury.
Skin needling stimulates the dermis, which is your skin’s deeper layers. The needles reach the deep dermis, making it possible to treat acne and other scars by breaking up scar tissue and inducing skin remodeling.
Skin needling must only ever be performed by qualified therapists, and it offers minimal risk of infection and scarring when performed properly. It uses sterile, disposable needle cartridges which reduces the risk of cross-contamination. A topical anesthetic is applied to skin before the procedure to help minimise discomfort.
By stimulating the body’s own collagen production, skin needling has been found to be effective in reducing the appearance of:
Scarring such as that caused by acne or chicken pox