Microneedling (CIT)

Posted by Nadia Hoosen on

My first love for skincare and appreciation for skincare aesthetics, has given me the desire to help others achieve the same. Furthering my studies in many fields with skincare being my passion. 

Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a dermarolling procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. Microneedling is mostly used on the face and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores.

History of Microneedling

Microneedling was first recorded in the 1990's by Dermatologist, Ernst Kromayer in Germany using a technique involving the use of rotating wheels and rasps which helped treat acne scars, keratoses and hyperpigmentations of the skin. In 1905 we have the first known microneedle with an electric motor used . He used this technique to treat birthmarks, hyperpigmentation and scars. In 1996, a Canadian plastic surgeon discovered that puncturing skin with tattoo needles results in improved facial scar tissue, and that same year, another plastic surgeon introduced a needling device that he used to stimulate collagen production in his patients. This particular doctor, Dr. Des Fernandes, is the pioneer of this skin needling technique that is now known as the safest and most effective way to bring life back into our skin. Professor Horst Liebl was the microneedling inventor (Nicole Galan, 2019).

Results can be seen after just one treatment, but you will yield even better results after three session. Your skin will be noticeably smoother, much softer, lightening of hyperpigmentation and brighter.

Definitely my #1 preferred treatment.