Skin needling, also called microneedling therapy, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI), is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles.
Procedure – After numbing the skin, needles are used to puncture the skin many thousands of times creating a controlled skin injury.
Result – Each tiny puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through the process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, fine lines, pigment, pore size, and stretch marks.
Other uses – It is also used to prepare the skin before Platelet Rich Plasma growth factor treatments.