Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as medical skin needling or micro-needling, is a new minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment designed to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as scars on the face and body.
Read 5 of our frequently asked questions below:
What is collagen induction therapy?
Collagen Induction Therapy, also known as Dermaroller Therapy, aims to stimulate natural growth and repair of the skin through microneedling. The process stimulates the production of collagen, one of the skin’s natural building blocks, and this in turn can reduce scarring, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and thread veins, and improve skin tone and texture.
What’s involved in collagen induction therapy?
Collagen induction therapy sessions last between 15 and 80 minutes. First, the area to be treated is cleaned and an anaesthetic cream or solution is applied. Then the Dermaroller, a single use sterile roller studded with fine needles, is rolled gently across the treatment area, allowing the microneedles to puncture the skin to promote the skin’s natural wound-healing and new collagen formation.
How long will it take me to recover from collagen induction therapy?
After your collagen induction therapy, you may experience a little bleeding and your skin will probably be red and slightly swollen. You may also see some mild bruising develop. However these side-effects usually subside quickly and should have disappeared after around 3 days.
You should be able to return to your normal activities the next day. The full effects may take several weeks to become evident and a course of 3-6 treatments may be needed to achieve the best results.
What are the risks of collagen induction therapy?
The risks of Dermaroller treatment are minimal, but there is a small risk of infection, bleeding and scarring. Skin may also become dry or discoloured after treatment, but this should be temporary and resolve in a week or so.
How much will collagen induction therapy cost?
Prices for Dermaroller treatments range from £70- £250, while the fee for a course of collagen induction therapy sessions ranges from £250- £625.