Hamilton Skin Clinic

Collagen Induction

Plump, Remodel, and Smooth Your Skin to Perfection

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as Automated Micro-Needling, is a revolutionary aesthetic treatment at Hamilton Skin Clinic designed to address fine lines, crepey skin, acne scars, and overall skin appearance. This procedure uses tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. The skin’s natural repair process thickens the dermis and reduces wrinkles, while the micro-channels allow for better absorption of topical treatments.

How CIT Works

The micro-needling process involves using a Dermal MicroPen to create superficial micro-channels in the skin. These channels allow topical gels, creams, and serums to penetrate more effectively, enhancing their efficacy. The skin’s natural repair process is triggered, leading to the production of new collagen and elastin.

Benefits of Collagen Induction Therapy

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Smooths out and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Thin, Crepey Skin

Thickens and revitalises thin, crepey skin.

Acne Scars

Improves the appearance of acne scars.

Overall Skin Appearance

Enhances the overall texture and tone of the skin.

Enlarged Pores

Reduces the size of enlarged pores.

Rough Textured Skin

Creates a smoother skin surface.

Uneven Skin Tone

Evens out skin tone for a more uniform complexion.


PDO Threads

PDO Threads skin tightening treatments can be used to rejuvenate collagen treating neck sagginess, forehead lines, and facial wrinkles. The threads can also add volume to the cheeks and an average ofl0 to 30 Matrix Mono Threads is typically used for each individual treatment area.

Skin Biostimulator

Skin Biostimulator is an injectable dermal volumiser that can help to diminish or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the midface and mouth areas, such as marionette lines. Additionally, Skin Biostimulator® can be used to enhance hollow cheekbones or sunken facial structures. Skin Biostimulator® works by promoting the natural production of collagen within the skin, which in turn boost elasticity. This means fuller, firmer skin with more volume and fewer wrinkles. This product lasts longer than similar injectables, with results that may last up to 2 years or longer.

The Science Behind CIT

Phase One: Inflammation

During this phase, piercing the dermal tissue activates platelets to release cytokines and growth factors. These act as signals for the body’s immune system, sending neutrophils and macrophages to disinfect the wounds, clear debris, increase blood supply, and begin creating new cellular materials.

Phase Two: Proliferation

In this stage, fibroblasts, keratinocytes, and epidermal cells divide to populate damaged areas and secrete growth factors and extracellular matrix, such as collagen and elastin.

Phase Three: Remodeling

At this stage, new dermal tissues replace the wound, and newly formed vasculature matures. The collagen is replaced with stronger collagen, causing the skin to contract and creating a "shrink-wrap" effect.

FAQs for Laser Skin Treatments

Some patients achieve optimal results with a single treatment per year, but most require 2-4 treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart. For deep wrinkles, photo-aging, stretch marks, or acne scars, 6-8 sessions at 4-week intervals are recommended.

When is skin needling treatment not suitable?
CIT should not be performed within 2 weeks of injectables, on raised moles, warts, lesions, during pregnancy, or if you have active herpes or acne breakouts. Medical conditions like diabetes may require a certificate.

Patients often notice an immediate glow. Visible changes develop over days and weeks, with results continuing to improve up to 6 months as collagen production continues.

After the treatment, you’ll notice redness in the skin. The total healing time varies based on the needle depth and number of passes, averaging 1 to 3 days. Some patients heal in as little as 12 hours.

The procedure takes 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated.

The sensation is similar to light sandpaper moving across the skin. Some areas are more sensitive, but the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort, and the hydrating gel makes the treatment more tolerable.

CIT can be performed on all parts of the body, including the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.

CIT reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and crepey skin, creating younger-looking skin with fewer signs of ageing. It also improves hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks, leaving your skin with a fresh glow.

A sterile needle-tip with 12 micro-needles is attached to the Dermal MicroPen. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to your skin, selecting the appropriate treatment depth. The pen is then gently pressed against the skin, creating thousands of microscopic channels.

Yes, CIT can be effectively combined with other treatments like Omni Laser Rejuvenation for enhanced results.

Makeup can typically be worn the next day, but it’s best to consult your skincare professional for personalised advice.