Woman looking at her reflection in mirror after microneedling procedure

There are plenty of websites and beauty blogs out there that claim they know the best at-home remedies to help you achieve bright and glowing skin through collagen induction therapy, also known as CIT, without going to a professional. While there’s a lot you can do at home to improve the appearance of your skin, there’s nothing quite like the real thing.

Microneedling is a professionally administered form of collagen induction therapy that involves using hundreds of small needles to pierce tiny holes in the outermost layer of the skin. While it may seem like a fleeting and painful beauty fad at first glance, those who have tried microneedling are raving about the results.

Microneedling is Safe and Painless

DIY beauty regimes may suggest utilizing certain chemicals, products, and serums that are not suggested by most dermatologists and skin professionals. Even if a certain product may be good for one or two skin types, not everyone has the same skin. Your skin may not respond to the chemicals and products in the same way as another’s.

Additionally, some products and beauty regimes that are meant to promote collagen production may cause burning, redness, and irritation to the skin. Microneedling, however, is virtually painless despite the name.

The Procedure is Administered by a Professional

It goes without saying that you should never perform a microneedling procedure at home or on your own. Any beauty procedure that penetrates or changes the chemical balance of the skin should be administered by a professional to avoid the risk of dangerous infections and damage.

Additionally, it is worth noting that a professional works in a controlled, clean environment. If you have any issues during a microneedling procedure in this environment, such as an allergic reaction, an experienced surgeon will know how to immediately respond to the issue.


DIY options when it comes to collagen induction therapy can be painful, messy, and more work than they’re worth. Microneedling, however, is a popular procedure on the rise with thousands of people getting the treatment every year. If you are interested in learning more about microneedling, schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE.

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