The earliest forms of micro needling were reported by acupuncturists in China, centuries ago. The earliest practice of resurfacing skin with a rotating wheel was in Germany in 1905. In the US, the notion of using a needle began around 1995 by dermatologist brothers in Philadelphia.

They were using a bevel needle to treat scars and wrinkles. They were not aiming to make the skin look better, but rather for sub dermal releases.

The modern era of micro needling, it is defined as using either solid or hollow needles of the appropriate length and diameter to go through the skin epidermis/dermis.

Difference between medical and Cosmetic Needling

Check out the Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009/EC

The terms medical treatment is defined as the activities of physicians for the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. A disease is defined as the disruption of the function of an organ, psyche or the whole organism.

The treatment of a healthy person is known as a cosmetic treatment therefor cannot be a medical treatment.

Therefore, a medical micro needling treatment requires the treatment of a patient, which should be performed by a physician or an authorised healthcare professional and would require a larger needle length.

The micro needling instrument or device used for the medical micro needling treatment requires the medical device CE marking according to European legislation.

Medical devices within the scope of the Medical Device Directive 93/42/ EEC (MDD) includes all instruments or devices that have been intended 4 for use on humans for the purpose of disease treatment by the manufacturer.

In the spirit of the European regulations, a medical micro needling treatment could be performed, for example, to treat and smooth scar tissue, such as surgical scars, burn scars, and acne scars.

Micro needling treatments to the skin for the purpose of accelerated skin renewal (anti-aging), by smoothing wrinkles or skin tightening, does not count as a medical treatment in the European Union.

Rather, such a treatment is defined as a cosmetic treatment. The term ‘cosmetic’ generally describes personal hygiene and beauty care.

Cosmetic creams with moisturising and soothing ingredients can help to restore the barrier function of the skin.

In this way the product can prevent penetration of harmful germs and bacteria and prevent inflammation. The micro needling treatment of healthy skin for the purpose of accelerated skin renewal (anti-aging) is generally considered a cosmetic treatment. Micro-needling is a safe, chemical-free and minimally invasive technique for stimulating collagen production. Collagen and elastin give skin its texture, structure and appearance. As we age, these compounds break down from sun and environmental damage leading to dry, thin and wrinkled skin. Micro-needling is a mechanical method for reversing this breakdown.

(CIT) also known as micro needling is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles (micro needling the skin). Micro needling is a type of treatment that uses small needles on a rolling pin to cause tiny punctures in the skin. These small contact points encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells.

Supplies you will need:

  • Facial cleanser
  • Large bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Facial sponge x2
  • SPF 50 minimum
  • Derma rollers 0.25 – 0.5m
  • Derma pen and needles


Fine lines / wrinkles

Premature aging


Stretchmark’s – over 1.00 needle needed


Age spots


Large open pores

Hair growth – larger needle needed

Acne – dry / old