What will Collagen Induction Therapy do for me?

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) aka Micro-needling or derma rolling is a highly effective and safe treatment for wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and general skin rejuvenation.


As one of Johannesburg’s leading specialists, I will assist you to regain your confidence using a combination of high-tech devices.  The aim of this treatment is to optimise skin cell function, whilst breaking down scar tissues and inducing regenerative healing.

The deeper layers of skin are gently treated by creating micro-injuries using computerised micro equipment which is made up of configurations of tiny micro-needles. The controlled micro-injuries created in turn safely trigger the body’s natural self-repair healing response mechanism (release of growth hormones).  This maximised response synthesis results in the body’s regeneration and building of normal and healthy collagen, fibroblasts (boosts healthy collagen), elastin (tighter skin), keratinocytes (improves skin barrier function), melanocytes (normalising process) and other structures, effectively replacing damaged tissue with healthy new cells.


CIT is a highly effective and safe treatment for wrinkles, scars, age spots, stretch marks and general skin rejuvenation.  Did you know that over 70 skin conditions may be successfully treated with CIT?  When performed correctly, When correctly executed, CIT does not pose any risk of permanent scarring. This specialised treatment is followed by specific home care application of active topical protocols and supplements to penetrate deeper into the layers of the skin to further boost results – while the regeneration progression continues below the surface over the next 3 to 4 months..  When combined with targeted chemical peeling, LED phototherapy and electro therapy – results will be further boosted.

The result is smoother, firmer, younger looking skin.  Scars experience a tissue rejuvenation response – resulting in the visible fading and reduction of scars.  In the unlikely event that a scar stubbornly remains white, your natural skin colour may be matched and pigment may be implanted  by our specialist into the upper dermal layer of the scar, thereby ‘colouring’ or camouflaging the scar and giving a more even textured appearance.

Generally a spectacular 40 – 50% average improvement is visible after just 1 treatment!

CIT is a safe and simple treatment for both women and men.



The 10 top benefits of Collagen Induction Therapy

  • Both fine and deep lines and wrinkles

  • Scars – including surgery, acne, burn and chickenpox scars

  • Under-eye bags and dark circles

  • Enlarged pores

  • Loss of skin elasticity, texture and firmness

  • Sun damage and age spots

  • Pigmentation marks (including the hands)

  • Stretchmarks

  • Peri-oral and marionette lines

  • Male and female baldness

Why Collagen Induction Therapy?

  • Cost effective treatment

  • Suitable for most skin types

  • Improves skin elasticity, firmness and tightens

  • Natural growth hormone induces healing from within

  • Pigmentation marks are lightened significantly

  • Quick healing time

  • All areas of face, neck and body (even age-spots on hands and arms) may be treated

  • Scalp hair follicles may be successfully stimulated to spontaneous growth

What is the difference between the roller and the microneedling pen treatment?

A specialist administered microneedling treatment was recently compared to ‘working out with a trainer’, whereas a dermaroller is likened to going to the gym on your own.  Working out by oneself is definitely good, but you’ll experience more dramatic results and a way better workout with a trainer directing your regime.


Your complete comfort is ensured throughout the procedure with the application of state of the art imported topical numbing solutions.

 Together with your specialised home treatment protocols and supplements, the results will last for years!


About the author: 

Gwendoline Johnston (4 times certified in CIT) owns Permanent Makeup by Gwendoline and practices as a Permanent Make-up Specialist at her studios in Johannesburg.  Gwendoline attained her Masters Certification from American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics in October 2013.  She has kept fully up to date with ongoing study in the latest techniques and trends by obtaining over eighteen certificates  and diplomas both locally in South Africa and internationally – attending Advanced Permanent Makeup training seminars, master classes, conferences and workshops.

Gwendoline’s vast experience attained over the past eighteen years, together with a thorough understanding of skin and colour, has placed her in the confident position to teach, advise and perform in all areas of advanced permanent make-up, including para-medical applications.  Permanent Makeup by Gwendoline is affiliated with local and international Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Specialists and Medical Spa’s.

Throughout my career, I have remained committed to delivering excellence.  I have a deep passion for my craft and genuine care for my clients, which when teamed with the highest level of professionalism, my aim is to deliver unparalleled performance within the vibrant and ever-evolving world of permanent makeup.”

We love hearing from you!

Please send any questions you may have to e-mail:  info@permanentmakeup.co.za or gwendoline@permanentmakeup.co.za

US Master-Certified permanent makeup specialist, Gwendoline Johnston, has been helping men and women look their best since January 2000.

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