Medical Skin Needling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and Micro-Needling, is considered to be a relatively new concept within the plethora of aesthetic treatment options available for skin rejuvenation. Like many of the other treatments available it is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, skin laxity and scarring such as that caused by acne or chicken pox. It has also been successfully applied to the indication of hair restoration in cases of alopecia. This is achieved by introducing a series of fine, sharp needles into the skin. The needles are attached to a single use, sterile roller that is moved over the surface of the skin to create many microscopic channels. These tiny punctures close over almost immediately as the channels created are very small. The skin may be pink or red in appearance for a couple of hours following treatment; temporary flaking or dryness of the skin may be expected. Slight tingling or itching may be felt until your skin becomes accustomed to the treatment. This is normal.