Medical Skin Needling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) or Micro-Needling is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, skin laxity and scarring such as that caused by acne or chicken pox. It have also been successfully applied to the indication of hair restoration in cases of alopecia.
There are a number of different devices used to preform this treatment.
The treatment introduces a series of fine, sharp needles into the skin. The needles are attached to a single use, sterile roller which is moved over the surface of the skin to create many microscopic channels. This damage encourages the body to produce new collagen and elastin which generate new skin cells to repair itself; the skin becomes thicker, plumper and more youthful.
Private costs for medical skin needling treatments depend on the area(s) being treated and the type of device being used.