What is Micro Needle Therapy?
Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, Dermaroller or Dermal Roller treatment - Micro Needle Therapy is a revolutionary skin needling treatment.
A single micro needle on a dermal roller makes a miniscule wound in the skin, although there is no damage outwardly to your face and you cannot see it or feel it as it's on such a tiny scale. Despite this minute damage, the body's natural healing mechanism kicks in.
Collagen and elastin are produced in response to the needle entering the top layer of the skin. The existing collagen has not been removed by this process and the new production adds to the levels that already exist.
A Medik8 dermaroller has 192 needles, so you can imagine that with only a few rolls there will be over a over a thousand needle entries. As each of these act to stimulate new collagen fibres, you can see how the general appearance and thickness of the skin will hugely increase in these areas.
Additional benefits of Micro Needle Therapy
As the tiny needles penetrate the epidermis they create micro channels in the skin. Studies show that the absorption of topical creams is enhanced by several 100%. These channels will close up within 90 minutes, but the active ingredients in the creams will continue to work.