Understanding Microneedling

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What is Microneedling and how does it work?

MicroNeedling, also called Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles (microneedling the skin) to induce endogenous production of cutaneous collagen.

Percutaneous collagen induction (PCI) therapy or medical microneedling is a technique where a fractional microneedling device with fine microneedles has been shown to increase the remolding of the skin by creating thousands of microscopic channels through the skin. It helps increase the formation of new tissue by activating the body’s wound healing cascade (hemostasis-inflammation-proliferation-tissue remodeling). It is also considered a non-ablative skin treatment, meaning that the deeper parts of the skin are treated without removing the top layer of skin. It is designed to treat various skin conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, light scarring from acne and photo damage, and to improve skin color and other skin texture changes.

Want to learn more? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Enam Haque to see if this cosmetic procedure may be right for you!

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