Microneedling

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is an innovative aesthetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, photodamage, and improve the skin’s overall appearance. Most scientific studies have examined the use of microneedling for acne scarring. “Rolling” and “boxcar” acne scars have been shown to be more effectively treated than “ice pick” scars. Some patients have seen more than 50% improvement in their acne scars; however, it is important to have realistic expectations and understand that micro-needling will not eliminate scars entirely. Micro-needling has also been studied for the treatment of facial wrinkles, melasma and stretch marks.

 

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References:

 1. Alster TS And Graham PM. Microneedling: A review and practical      guide. Derm surgery 2017; 0:1 – 8
2. Hogan S et. al. Microneedling: a new approach for treating textural abnormalities and scars. Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery   volume 30: 6: December 2017
  3. Sharad J. Combination of Microneedling and glycolic acid peels for the treatment of acne scars in dark skin. Journal of cosmetic dermatology 2011:10:317 – 323
  4. Fabbrocini G. Collagen induction therapy for the treatment of upper lip wrinkles. Journal of dermatological treatment 2012; 23:144 – 155