Micro Needle Therapy

Micro Needle Therapy (MNT), using a single-use sterile dermal roller, is the revolutionary beauty treatment practised by Paul Adkins at Positive Acupuncture in Cornwall, UK.

Skin micro-needling is also known as derma rolling, dermaroller, skin rolling or collagen induction therapy (CIT).


Microneedling for smooth, healthy skin.

Enhance your complexion.


At the start of your professional treatment, your practitioner will administer a local anaesthetic cream before using the dermaroller on your face. This step allows the high-grade micro needles to penetrate the upper layer of the skin painlessly.

This cosmetic treatment provides two significant benefits:

Firstly, skin needling in this way stimulates collagen production and, as a result, treatment can effectively benefit a range of issues caused by a lack of collagen:

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars and pitted scar reduction
  • Scar treatment
  • Pigmentation Marks
  • Open Pores

Secondly, skin micro-needling massively improves the penetration of creams, gels and oils. As the products are absorbed far more successfully – their performance is boosted, and you will see enhanced results, leading to healthier, smoother, softer and more radiant skin.

How It Works 

You may be wondering how a Micro Needle Therapy treatment can produce such fantastic results within so few treatments? Here’s how it works:

A single microneedle makes a minuscule wound in the skin, although there is no damage outwardly to your face and you cannot see it or feel it as it is on such a tiny scale. Despite this minute damage, the body’s natural healing mechanism kicks in.

Collagen and elastin are produced in response to the needle entering the top layer of the skin. This process has not removed the existing collagen, and the new production adds to the levels that already exist.

The disposable single-use dermal roller that we use in your treatment has 192 needles, so you can imagine that with only a few rolls there will be over a thousand needle entries. As each of these act to stimulate new collagen fibres, the general appearance and thickness of the skin will hugely increase in these areas.

The photographs show the Micro Needle Therapy results after a course of 3 treatments.

Additional Micro Needle Therapy Results

As the tiny needles penetrate the epidermis, they create micro-channels in the skin. Studies show that the absorption of topical creams is enhanced by several 100%. These channels will close up within 90 minutes.

This process ensures that the ingredients in the high-quality post-treatment skincare products that your practitioner will use in your treatment will reach the lower levels of the skin. The effectiveness will be massively enhanced and increase the results of the micro-needling.


To book a Micro Needle Therapy session with Paul in Cornwall, UK please visit his clinic website.


“I have to tell you about a treatment I had last week that has made a great difference to my skin.

I had Derma Roller treatment that has definitely improved my wrinkles and also given it an overall glow and vitality. I’ve tried out lots of different treatments over the years, but this has been the most effective by far.

I had it at The Mitchell Clinic in Truro with Paul Adkins who’s a brilliant acupuncturist…he can target specific problem areas too… Highly, highly and even higher… recommendation for this treatment… I shall be returning for more…”

Karen Haigh, St Agnes

“Last year I had a course of facial acupuncture at Paul’s clinic, which left my skin looking brighter and smoother.

The treatment itself is very relaxing and is of benefit to the whole body, not just the face. After a treatment, I feel calm but also energised.

So I was intrigued by Paul’s new dermal roller therapy. This is a step-up treatment with more noticeable immediate effect. Not at all uncomfortable, the fact it continues to work for the next eight weeks is a real bonus.

As I have had so many complimentary remarks on how well I look, I shall definitely be returning.”

Stella Woods, Truro