Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a minimally invasive treatment that can improve the texture and overall appearance of your skin. It causes micro-trauma to the skin, often enough to prompt an immune response that leads to the production of collagen.

How does it work?

The procedure uses an automated or motorized handheld/pen-like device with microscopic needles. These pierce the skin in a controlled manner, creating tiny holes in the skin that leads to micro-damage. It causes the body to think there is a wound in the area, which then activates the immune system and skin’s healing function.

The body then disinfects the wound created by the microneedling. This removes the debris, while also increasing blood flow and providing nutrients to the area. Then, the body will begin the process of creating new tissue, which will help combat skin ailments. There is also increased collagen, providing strength and elasticity to the skin.

Note: Microneedling is not the same as using a derma roller. The latter is manually powered, which may sometimes lead to scarring or damage when used incorrectly or when the wrong needle size is used. Derma rollers, furthermore, are not consistent and versatile as microneedling devices.


Anti-Aging – Microneedling treatments are designed to create a safe healing response within the body to ignite natural collagen and elastin production from within the skin. It can repair the surface layers, resulting in healthier skin; looking brighter, tighter, more even toned, refined pores, and reduced wrinkles.

Your face, lip area, eye area, ears, neck, chest, hands, and scalp are all treated with accuracy to promote rapid lifting, firming, and toning of facial features and contours. What’s more, the microchannels allow your skin to carry up to 80% more active ingredients, which dive deep into your skin to feed and be absorbed by the underlying

Scarring – Certain microneedling devices come with a dedicated scar setting and protocols for the revision of deep, atrophic scars; including surgical, burn contracture, striae and post-acne scars. Needle penetration can now be increased up to 3.0mm.

Treatments may include: atrophic scars; including surgical, burn contracture, stretch marks/striae, and post-acne scars.

Pigmentation – Professional microneedling removes the risk of heat injury and hypopigmentation, whilst promoting optimised cell function. This makes it a suitable procedure for any patient affected by melasma and with a predisposition to hyperpigmentation.

Treatment is also suitable for all Fitzpatrick Skin Types and ethnicities. It has also been found to be effective in Hypopigmentation Vitiligo treatments. Clinically microneedling treatments work in four ways to reverse the production of hyperpigmentation and melasma.

Microneedling treatments can be effective for a multitude of conditions including Rosacea, telangiectasia, seborrheic dermatitis, aesthetic gynaecology, alopecia, and much more.

Your skin and microneedling, a winning partnership.

Your skin has a self-rejuvenating function that is capable of significantly reducing blemishes caused by acne, trauma, pigmentation, and a range of other ailments. Micro-needling activates this process by causing tiny punctures across the treated area.

As your skin heals, it produces collagen which forms a new layer of fresh tissue, creating a more youthful appearance on the surface and fighting antibodies beneath.

Microneedling technology has significant benefits due to the minimal trauma inflicted upon your skin. This allows your skin to spend more effort fighting the ailment itself, rather than collateral damage inflicted during the procedure itself.


What skin conditions does microneedling treat or improve?

It can be used for the following skin concerns:
● Scars (acne, burns, and surgical)
● Fine lines and wrinkles
● Large pores
● Aged/sagging skin
● Stretch marks
● Hair loss
● And more…

Is microneedling safe?

Microneedling is considered safe for rejuvenating the skin and treating scars and wrinkles. It is also safe and effective for all skin types and colors. Plus, compared to typical microneedling rollers, it is safer and more effective as it has adjustable and multi-speed settings that enable personalised treatment.

Are there skin preparations before a microneedling treatment?

We recommend using a period of effective active treatments such as Vitamin A, C, or resveratrol and procyanidin for optimal results. This is especially true for thin or delicate skin areas. It is advisable to continue using the recommended solutions following microneedling treatments for a 6-week period.

How many microneedling treatments are recommended?

This depends on your skin concerns. Here is the general recommendation:
For acne scarring: 6 treatments (6 weeks apart)
For rejuvenation: 4 to 6 treatments (4 weeks apart)
For stretch marks: <>10 treatments (4 to 6 weeks apart)

How long will I have to wait before I see the results?

You may be able to see results after the first treatment, but significant changes in the skin will appear after 4 to 6 treatments. Skin improvements will continue over the next 6 to 12 months following a series of treatments, especially when combined with the recommended post-treatment care.

Is microneedling painful?

Microneedling treatments for minimum depths are painless. For those over 1mm deep, an application of a topical anesthetic cream 15 to 45 minutes before the procedure is beneficial in making the treatment comfortable and pain-free.

Is there any downtime or side effects?

In general, there is no downtime, but it is possible to experience facial redness for 12 to 48 hours following the treatment. A breathable camouflage can be applied to the area to seal the skin and conceal any redness. Most patients are also able to return to their normal routines immediately after microneedling.

Some may also experience dryness, peeling, or tenderness as the skin undergoes the healing process before revealing smooth skin.

How much does a microneedling treatment cost?

A consultation with an aesthetic doctor will give you a more accurate estimate. Microneedling can also be performed with other aesthetic treatments for improved skin care results.

How soon can I have the treatment after injectables like botulinum and fillers?

At least 14 days after filler injections is recommended before undergoing a microneedling treatment. This is to allow the bruising from the injections to settle. Otherwise, you can have your microneedling treatment in Singapore one to two days before fillers or botulinum toxin.


Step 1 (Advanced Resurfacing) – This involves an application of topical treatment by your clinician or aesthetic doctor to compliment advanced skin needling. It is best to continue using this treatment solution between microneedling treatments.

Step 2 (Hydrate and Strengthen) – For best results and to make the skin healthy and strong, keep it hydrated and protected from harsh environments. We recommend using a night and day cream. When used daily over a 90-day period, these products can improve skin density, making them ideal to be used during microneedling treatments. Be sure to wear the right sun protection if you’ll be exposed to the sun.

Step 3 (Cover, Recover, and Protect) – Side effects are unlikely after the procedure. If you, however, experience skin redness or sensitivity, we recommend using post- procedure breathable makeup or those that are specially formulated to cover and recover the skin following cosmetic procedures.

Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics to schedule a consultation or learn how microneedling treatments can improve the overall appearance of your skin.