Microneedling - or collagen induction therapy as it can also be known - is an aestheic treatment which is continually gaining popularity in the beauty industry. Using a dermaroller, the skin is punctured with tiny needles to create superficial wounds. The skin creates new tissue with stronger collagen and elastin giving the skin a more youthful appearance.
The first recorded microneedling treatment was carried out by German dermatologist Ernst Kromayer in 1905 using dental burs. Moving forward to 1995, a new technique for carrying out the treatment was discovered by Dr Desmond Fernandes, who treated wrinkles and scars with hypodermic needles. In 1999 he presented his findings to a Needling convention in San Francisco, leading to the developments in the dermaroller and dermapen systems we know today.
Benefits of treatment
The treatment is suitable for most skin types. Pain or discomfort is minimal as a numbing cream is applied prior to treatment.
An increase in production of collagen and elastin helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, pigmentation, acne scarring and stretch marks.
The results of the treatments are long lasting. The increase of elastin and collagen production can help thicken the epidermis.
It can also be used to treat and improve conditions like loose skin, skin texture, pore size, and brown spots.
It's also called needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI).
The Waxologist Signature Facial is a dermaplaning and microneedling combination. Please see the Dermaplaning page for details.