Collagen induction therapy, also known as micro-needling, is a fantastic cosmetic procedure that involves using small sterile needles to mildly puncture the skin. In time, this will trigger collagen regrowth and break down scar tissue.

What are the benefits to micro-needling?

There is a wide range of benefits from micro-needling, such as improvement of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, textural concerns, pore size, stretch marks, and more. It’s understandable why people are willing to try this procedure. As micro- needling has become more popular and easily accessible online, home users are performing the treatment at home without taking proper precautions. This means these users are not achieving their desired results. More importantly, performing this procedure at home can be incredibly dangerous.

What are the dangers of micro-needling?

There are many factors that you need to be aware of given the nature of this procedure. A sterile environment and equipment are crucial to avoiding infections as you are creating an open wound and exposing your skin to many foreign bodies. Applying the correct post-procedure skincare is necessary to help recovery time and enhance results.

Many home users are more likely to miss important contraindications of this treatment, such as cold sores, active acne, retinoids, steroid creams, rosacea, keloid scarring, etc.. If these concerns have not been considered, it can lead to many complications after the procedure and potentially leave the skin compromised, which is the opposite of what we are trying to achieve.

I believe in achieving the best results in my patients’ skin with a thorough, effective treatment plan, including a personalised home-care regimen to enhance and prolong the results whilst maintaining healthy skin and attending follow-up appointments.

From personal experience, when it comes to micro-needling, the results speak for themselves. I know beautiful skin is, without a shadow of a doubt, achievable when you are in the knowledgeable, safe hands of a fully-qualified Practitioner.

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By Manisha Khatri


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