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Collagen Induction Therapy

Collagen induction therapy is a form of microneedling that repairs the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scars, pigmentation and even stretch marks. It is also ideal for patients who want to treat acne scarring and tighten their pores.

Collagen Induction Therapy

Collagen induction therapy is a form of microneedling that repairs the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scars, pigmentation and even stretch marks. It is also ideal for patients who want to treat acne scarring and tighten their pores.

Microneedling devices penetrate the lower layers of the skin by creating micro-wounds across the skin’s surface. Because the treatment activates the skin’s natural healing process, it promotes cell growth and stimulates collagen production, leaving patients with a more youthful appearance.

Collagen Induction Therapy: What patients need to know.

It’s important to remember that every individual is unique and so too are their needs and desired outcomes for cosmetic surgery. If you’re considering a procedure, it’s essential to have a comprehensive consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. They can help you understand whether you’re a suitable candidate and what you can realistically expect from the surgery. The information provided here is meant to help guide you, but it’s not a replacement for professional medical advice. Always organise a consultation for personalised advice.

If you are concerned about the way you look or are thinking about cosmetic surgery for confidence reasons, there are alternatives. Talking to a counsellor or psychologist may help you overcome your concerns about your appearance.

Ideal for all skin types. Collagen induction therapy can be safely used on all skin tones and types.
Multiple sessions will be required. In most cases, patients will require at least 2 to 3 sessions spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. The number of treatments required will depend on the condition of the patient’s skin
No downtime is required. While your skin will be flushed and slightly tender for up to 36 hours, there is no reason why you can’t return to work after your treatment. However, most patients choose to take a day off work to give their skin time to settle.
Multiple areas can be treated. Many patients think that microneedling is only suitable for the face but the stomach, neck, décolletage and any area of the body with stretch marks can also be treated.
Aftercare is important. Since your skin will be sensitive following your treatments, it’s important to avoid direct sun exposure for up to 72 hours and to keep your face makeup-free for at least 12 hours, after which mineral makeup can be applied.

What to expect

Collagen induction therapy incorporates an advanced motor-powered roller with microneedles that can be adjusted according to the patient’s needs.

Once the skin has been cleaned, the roller will be moved across the skin so that the needles can reach into the dermis and activate the skin’s natural healing response. Since most patients will experience some slight discomfort during their treatment, a topical numbing cream can be applied prior to the procedure to make it more comfortable.

There are two different types of infusion that can be used during collagen induction therapy:

  1. Escar Grow Serum. A stem cell serum that contains hyaluronic acid is added to the microneedling device, which will stimulate collagen production and hydrate the skin
  2. Factor4. To reverse the effects of ageing, the patient’s blood is incubated to create a formula that contains potent growth factors

Since the skin’s healing process is activated immediately, it means the perforations will be flooded with collagen and growth factors right after your treatment.

Collagen induction therapy risks and complications include:

Skin irritation: After the procedure, the skin will appear red and may feel irritated for a few days.
Bruising: Depending on the depth of needle penetration and individual's skin type, some people might experience bruising after the procedure.
Infection: Any procedure that involves breaking the skin surface carries a risk of infection, although this is rare with CIT if done under sterile conditions.
Acne: The procedure can cause a flare-up of acne or cold sores, especially if one already has a history of these conditions.
Scarring: There is a risk of scarring, particularly in individuals with a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring.
Hyperpigmentation or Hypopigmentation: CIT can sometimes cause a darkening (hyperpigmentation) or lightening (hypopigmentation) of the skin, particularly in individuals with darker skin tones.
Allergic reactions: Although rare, topical products used during or after the procedure may cause an allergic reaction.
Unsatisfactory Results: While CIT can improve the appearance of the skin, it may not fully eliminate all wrinkles, scars, or stretch marks, leading to unsatisfactory results in some individuals.

How much does Collagen Induction Therapy cost?

Your personalised quote will be prepared following an in-depth evaluation by our expert surgeon. This includes a thorough assessment of your individual needs, detailed explanation of the procedure, and a tailored approach to best achieve the desired outcomes. The quote considers various elements including surgical supplies, hospital requirements, and the specifics of the surgery itself.

Potential rebates might be available if the procedure is deemed medically necessary by relevant health authorities. Conditions for this include providing evidence supporting the medical necessity of the surgery and a referral from a healthcare professional. Your private health insurance may also provide coverage, so it’s essential to discuss this with your provider.


Skin needling, also known as microneedling or collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a device with fine needles to create microscopic punctures in the skin. This process is believed to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, leading to smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.
Some people may experience slight discomfort during skin needling, but it is generally not considered a painful procedure. A numbing cream may be applied to the skin before treatment to help reduce any discomfort.
A skin needling treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated.
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