I have recently just found out about Micro Needling, Derma Rolling, aka CIT Collagen Induction Therapy, and boy was I shocked to find out just what it was.
“The technique of medical micro needling has been shown to increase the remolding of the skin by creating thousands of microscopic channels thru the skin, to increase the formation of new tissue by activating the body’s wound healing cascade (hemostasis-inflammation-proliferation-tissue remodeling). The micro-channeling causes the release of growth factors that promote scar-less healing and the deposition of normal woven collagen rather than scar collagen.”
In layman’s terms, you basically get a roller with hundreds of little needles and roll it over your face (and other areas as well) MORE THAN ONCE PER SESSION to get better looking skin. Apparently, doing so is supposed to trigger your skin’s natural healing response stimulating collagen production, hence it also being called CIT.
Even more shocking, apparently micro needling has been done for years, and I mean YEARS. Of course with different tools, skin abrasion was first done for the sole purpose of better skin way back in the 1950′s continuously revising and improving methods up until the handy dandy Derma Roller of today.
It actually sounds scarier and much more painful than it really is. I could write about it in a million different ways, but at the end of it all, I figured that it would be best for you to see it with your own two eyes.
Okay, this may sound a tad bit contradictory, but this method of voluntarily rolling little needles over your skin is believed to do absolutely no damage at all, long as you do it right and if you don’t consider swelling and redness, temporarily of course, as damage.
What’s even more unbelievable is that they say that Micro Needling is supposedly painless. SO THEY SAY.
To see results, you better STICK to it for at least 4 weeks…
Less lines and wrinkles
Brighter skin tone
Improved appearance of cellulite and stretchmarks and scars
Sound too good to be true? Well, just to be safe, before running off to the store or ordering your own roller online, I strongly suggest that you take it up with a pro and ask your derma’s advice.