Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI), also better known as microneedling is an advanced aesthetic treatment that aids skin rejuvenation. It is a minimally invasive treatment as it creates tiny punctures on the top layer of the skin, triggering renewal of collagen and elastin. The initial founding of this practice dates back to 1904 when German dermatologist, Ernst Kromayer was recorded ‘experimenting with dental burs mounted on motor-driven flexible cord equipment’ in order to improve hyperpigmentation, birthmarks and scarring.
100 years later, Des Fernandez introduces the therapy Percutaneous Collagen Induction which led to the rise of microneedling’s popularity. Studies have shown that with regular treatment, EDS will enhance firmness and texture of the skin, there will be a noticeable reduction in pores size and as well as improving the appearance of scars and stretch marks, it also enhances the penetration of the production you are using too. Redness tends to fade 2-3 days following treatment and an improved complexion appears 5 days after. An SPF should always be used between treatments.