Collagen Induction Therapy (Microneedling) is a type of treatment that uses small needles to cause tiny punctures in the skin. These small contact points encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew skin cells. As your skin repairs, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to give an almost immediate plumping effect. It can alo help treat other conditions such as acne scarring, pigmentation, large pores, dull skin, sun damage and ageing. A device called a Dermaroller is used in combination with an electronic mechanism, a dermapen, which allows your practitioner to control the treatment intensity to tailor the treatment to your skin’s needs. A serum is then applied to the skin which contains hyaluronic acid, peptides, minerals and vitamins. These act by entering through the channels created into the dermis of the skin encouraging cell renewal and thus improving skin contours and elasticity. You will see a plumping effect almost immediately but the natural healing process takes some time so it can take up to six weeks before you see significant results. The process will continue over the following months and several treatments are usually required.