DERMA ROLLERS Collagen Induction Therapy


All this is a very complex process, but the principle is quite easy to understand.
In micro-needling we simply utilise the body self-healing mechanisms. It reacts to the intrusion of micro-needles like it would react to any other skin penetrating object. But the difference is the size of the object - the micro-needle. The intrusion of tiny surgical needles (provided they are professionally designed) is sensed by skin nerve receptors as an injury stimulus. But the needles are so fine and thin that tissue damage is unlikely. The skin integrity actually stays intact. However, this “nerve-stimulus”, transported by electrical signals, triggers the cascade of the healing process. Skin cells, in a radius of 1 to 2 mm around the pricking channel, release growth signals to undifferentiated cells. These signals in return stimulate the proliferation of new cells, e.g. fibroblasts to transform into collagen- and elastin fibres. The task of fibroblasts is, to migrate to the point of intrusion for wound closure. And here comes the trick: The pricking channels, caused by the micro-needles, close very quickly and no tissue lesion can be detected, and none has to be repaired. The transformation for wound repair cells (e.g. fibroblasts and others) is an automatic process – like a one-way road. Their final mission is to transform into collagen fibres. They integrate into the existing collagen formation in the upper dermis. This new fibre formation – in terms of many hundred percent - thickens the skin and fills former atrophic scars. As single needle prick is not worth mentioning. But if thousands of microscopic small needle-pricks are set, the induced collagen formation becomes confluent and forms a new collagen layer. This body reaction is called neo-collagenesis.


Non needled biobsy with normal collagen fiber formation (stained violet)

Six weeks AFTER MICRONEEDLING a second biopsy from the forehead was taken.


These facts explain the minimal visible tissue reaction and the short period of inflammation that usually only lasts for some hours. In contrary to all ablative techniques the proliferation phase starts shortly after the treatment. As the epidermis stays intact and the fine pricking channels are closed within minutes, post-op infections have never been reported.

The appearance immediately after a COLLAGEN-INDUCTION-THERAPY.


The face is pinkish to red that lasts on Caucasian skin in average about 12 to 24 hours.



A CIT can be performed on ALL skin areas of your body. Unlike ablative procedures a CIT can be performed repeatedly.

Depending on your skin condition, and to achieve maximum possible results, we recommend an initial treatment cycle of 2 to 3 treatments. As the new collagen formation needs time to mature, we propose an interval of 6 weeks before the next CIT is commenced. As your skin continues to age an annual refresher CIT should be considered.

Skin Resurfacing with the Dermaroller is the easiest procedure for skin rejuvenation ever invented.  

Numbing cream is applied on the skin and is effective after 45 minutes

A face is dermarollered in 25 minutes

No post-op pain

No reported side feffects

Social down time in general one afternoon
Next day back to work with a light Make-up (Use Sunscreen SPF 30)