Skin Needling/Collagen Induction Therapy

Soften Scars, Reduce Stretchmarks & Smooth Wrinkles

A sophisticated technique, Skin Needling promotes the body’s natural production of collagen and elasticity for smoother, tighter skin.  Skin Needling is an all-natural, non-evasive process that rejuvenates and smooths the skin – naturally. Although similar to a dermaroller, the hand machine is more targeted to just the scars and wrinkles, all without harsh damage to the epidermis. The results are impressive and long lasting.

Dragonfly Ink is one of the only facilities in San Francisco to offer  Skin Needling as an effective, natural treatment for scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks. It is also the only studio offering skin needling with a hand machine, not a dermaroller. Skin Needling goes by a number of names including collagen induction therapy (CIT), micro-needling, needle abrasion, intradermabrasion, and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI).

Skin Needling is used to

  •       -smooth scars
  • -plump and smooth wrinkles and acne scars
  • -even the tone of the stretch marks

Skin Needling works by making microscopic punctures in the epidermis and stimulating the body’s natural healing. This process:

  • stimulates the body’s natural wound-healing protocols,
  • breaks up old collagen strands to soften scars
  • is anti-aging by producing collagen to plump scars and wrinkles
  • produces melanocytes to even skin tone
  • results in smoother skin.

Dragonfly Ink  uses the same machine used for cosmetic tattooing, but with different needle configurations. This allows for targeting only the areas of the skin that need treatment, instead of all the skin. So only the scars, lines, and stretchmarks are treated for better results. This allows for treatment on only the smoker’s lines, frown lines, and acne scars.


Skin Needling is for:

  • Acne scars and pock scars on face
  • Stretch marks from pregnancy or weight loss
  • Scars from chicken pox or picked scabs
  • Wrinkles on the face, hands, and body
  • Scars from most surgeries or injuries
  • Some white or pale scars
  • Large pores on the face

Skin Needling is not a solution for:

  • Dark or red scars
  • For dark or red scars: Please visit Lightening & Corrective

Lightening & Corrective