Micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that involves puncturing the skin with small needles to create controlled micro-injuries. This procedure is done using a device called Skin Pen, which has tiny needles attached to its surface. 

Micro-needling is used to improve the appearance of scars, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other skin conditions.

During the procedure, the skin is first cleansed and numbed with a topical anesthetic cream. The derma roller or pen is then rolled or pressed over the skin in a specific pattern. The needles puncture the skin, creating microchannels that trigger the body's natural healing response. This response includes the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential proteins that give the skin its elasticity, firmness, and structure.

Micro-needling is a safe and effective treatment that has been shown to improve the appearance of a wide range of skin conditions. It can be used on all skin types and colors, and there is minimal downtime associated with the procedure. 

Patients may experience some redness, swelling, and minor bruising after the treatment, but these side effects typically subside within a few days.

The benefits of micro-needling can be seen over time as the skin's natural healing process takes place. Patients may begin to see improvements in the appearance of their skin after just one treatment, but multiple sessions may be needed to achieve optimal results. The frequency of treatments depends on the individual's skin condition and goals, but most patients undergo three to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart.

In conclusion, micro-needling is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment that can improve the appearance of a wide range of skin conditions. 

If you are considering micro-needling, it is important to consult with our qualified and experienced aesthetic nurse to discuss your goals and determine whether the procedure is right for you.

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