Micro needling

(Collagen Induction Therapy)

Micro needling

Micro needling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses small sterilized needles to prick the skin. It generates new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer and more toned skin.
Micro needling is mostly used on the face, it reduces the appearance of acne and treats various scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and large pores. It’s also used in certain anti-aging procedures, such as eyelid surgery and sun spots.

How it works

  • It encourages your skin to make more collagen. The pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin and the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue.
  • The new skin tissue is more in tone and texture.


  • Small pricks under the skin with a pen-like tool.
  • The pinpricks are so small that you likely won’t notice them after the procedure.
  • Before getting started by 15-20 minutes, a topical anesthetic will be applied to reduce the chances of pain.
  • After the procedure, a serum or calming treatment might also be applied.

Targeted areas

Micro needling is most often used on your face to target:

  • acne scars or other type of scars
  • age spots (sun spots)
  • Dark spots or patches (hyperpigmentation)
  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • large pores
  • reduced skin elasticity
  • uneven skin tone
  • stretch marks


  • Micro needling is safe, minimally invasive, requiring no downtime.
  • You may not be an ideal candidate for micro needling if:
      • pregnant
      • have certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis or eczema
      • have open wounds
      • have had radiation therapy recently
      • have a history of significant skin scars (keloids)
      • using certain acne medications


  • Total preparation and procedure time is maximum 30-45 minutes.
  • Results start to show after four to six weeks of treatment, but you may need at least four sessions for the best results.
  • Each session must be spaced between four and six weeks apart.

What to expect after the procedure?

  • Minor redness and irritation for a few days after the procedure.
  • You can go back to work after the procedure if you’re comfortable.

Instructions post-procedure

  • Avoid sun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight for at least 1 week. After 24 hours, always use sunblock (30 SPF or higher) and wear a hat if you’re outside.
  • Use a painkiller if you experience any soreness.
  • You will need to wait at least 48 hours before any makeup products can be applied to the skin.
  • Wash your hands before you touch your face.
  • In the first 72 hours, you need to avoid swimming pools, saunas, and situations where you might sweat heavily, including intense workouts at the gym.


  • The overall cost depends on the size of the area being worked on.


  • It’s considered effective in treating minor scarring related to acne, wounds, and aging.
  • You’ll notice brighter and firmer skin.
  • Ideal results are achieved after multiple sessions.
  • Micro needling is far more effective than at-home rollers.