Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)



Collagen induction therapy is also known as derma rolling, micro-needling, and skin needling. It is a process that involves the repeated puncturing of the skin through a micro-sized tiny, sterile needle. This is why it is also called microneedling. Researches are ongoing for this topic, still, it is used around the world for treating several medical conditions related to the skin like acne scars, trauma scars. In recent studies, it has been revealed that if microneedling is combined with minoxidil then, it becomes more effective in stopping hair loss than minoxidil alone.

What Do You Mean By Collagen Induction Therapy?

Collagen induction therapy is the most powerful technology in the field of skincare especially for rejuvenation of skin (treating skin to look younger). In this process, a group of sterilized micro injections are used to puncture the skin, especially the facial skin. This is the most common solution for the person who are looking for a procedure to have good looking, smooth, and young skin. It is also used in some anti-ageing procedures like sunspots treatment and eyelid surgery.

What Is The Working Principle Of The Procedure?

In this procedure, the skin is punctured which triggers the skin to make more collagen. The main working principle of this method is that the skin is pricked and this causes slight injury to the skin. In response to this, the skin produces collagen-rich tissues. This newly formed skin tissue is more uniform and textured than an older one. However, loss of skin collagen with increasing age is a natural process. Skin is encouraged to produce more collagen hence increasing the amount of collagen in the skin. This increased amount of collagen helps skin to look good.

What Is The Procedure Of Collagen Induction Therapy?

  • Before starting the procedure of collagen induction therapy, the doctor will use topical anaesthesia over the skin. This is done to reduce the pain caused by microneedling.
  • The anaesthetic procedure is done before an hour of starting the procedure.
  • During the process of collagen induction therapy, the doctor may prick the skin with a tool that might look like a pen.
  • The doctor will move the device evenly across your skin. This is done because newly formed collagen in the skin after the procedure will also be even.
  • The doctor will use microneedles for pricking. Therefore, you would not notice any pricking signs after the procedure is over.
  • After the procedure is done the doctor may apply a calming agent to ease the irritation.

Is There Any Risk With Collgen Induction Therapy?

Although the process of collagen induction therapy is considered to be the safest method, there are still some risks. These are as follows:-

  • Swelling around the area of therapy.
  • Bruising near the pricked skin.
  • Flaking of the skin after the therapy.
  • Discomfort at the site.
  • Dryness over the area.
  • Redness at the site of therapy.

What Are The Targeted Areas Of Collagen Induction Therapy?

This process may be used for the following cases.

  • Hair loss.
  • Easing stretch marks.
  • Relieving the reduced elasticity of the skin.
  • Sunspot is also known as age spots.
  • Large pores.
  • Scars are caused by acne.
  • Other types of scars.
  • Uneven skin tone.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles.

Why Should I Choose Collagen Induction Therapy?

Collagen induction therapy is the most popular technique when it comes to skin rejuvenating treatment. The main reason behind this is the least time needed to get back to work when compared to the other procedures. This is the minimally invasive method and absolutely no recovery time is required. It is also the safest method when performed by a qualified professional. It is the best option for reducing acne marks and stretch marks. It is also the best option for a person who is tired of using facial creams for removing marks of acne and pimples. The patient needs to worry about nothing as there will be nothing left after the procedure except some redness and a slight amount of irritation.


Generally, collagen induction therapy is one of the safest methods considered so far. It may improve the appearance of the treated skin. This method is used to reduce wrinkles, acne marks, and reducing stretch marks. It is also used as an anti-ageing therapy by tightening the skin. Anyone who wishes to have good looking skin that is free from scars and other marks can approach to have this therapy done.



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Dr. Navjot Singh Arora

MBBS, MD – Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy