The amount of collagen, which is responsible for firmness in the skin, decreases as you age. Loss of collagen would mean sagging skin and wrinkles, which can be terrifying for many people. Skin needling or Collagen Induction Therapy is a cosmetic procedure that is used for releasing collagen into the skin, to get rid of the wrinkles.
The process of skin needling involves in rolling a device, which consists of micro-needles, on your skin. The needles penetrate into the dermis, causing puncture wounds on the treated area. While it may sound horrendous to puncture your skin with needles, the process is not as painful as it may sound.
Using the roller can create momentary discomfort, but it is the puncture wounds that reactivate the natural healing process in the body. This leads to improved blood circulation, and in migration of collagen producing cells called fibroblasts, thus increasing the amount of collagen in the treated area.
This increases the elasticity of the skin, although the results are not immediately visible. Skin needling is an effective procedure, that would take anywhere between 3 and 6 months to produce the results, if you go to a professional clinic. This treatment can also be used for reducing stretch marks, sun burns and scars caused by acne.