What is Collagen Induction Therapy?
Collagen induction therapy (CIT) also known as microneedling and is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles (microneedling the skin). This is a relatively painless procedure that offers quick anti aging results.
Collagen Induction Therapy is an exciting new natural treatment to improve your skin texture, smooth wrinkles and fine lines, soften scars. It is suitable for all skin types and all areas of the face, neck, décolletage and hands. The treatment promotes the natural reproduction of collagen and elastin, making the skin look and feel smoother and tighter. Creating only microscopic punctures in the epidermis, skin needling is minimally invasive with little damage to the epidermis which means the collagen production is significantly quicker than some other more aggressive treatments.
Collagen Induction Therapy Process
The skin is cleansed (and a quick Microdermabrasion may be done depending on skin condition) & a numbing cream is applied for 20-30 minutes. This minimizes the discomfort and most clients’ grade discomfort as 2-3 out of 10 at the most.
The skin is thoroughly treated in such a way that each area is needled about 15 to 20 times. Your skin will appear flushed (pink to red) which may last for 12 to 24 hours on average. Many clients are able to return to work that same day using a mineral makeup. The treatment takes approximately 45 minutes. Please allow 90 mins for your appointment. Please arrive with no makeup on.
What skin types are suitable for this treatment?
- lip lines, fine lines, wrinkles, dull skin, enlarged pores
- acne scars, chicken pox scars and surgical scars (more than 6 months old)
- naso-labial lines (laugh lines) and smokers lines
- rejuvenation of hands , neck and décolletage
How many treatments will I need?
Generally a minimum of 3 treatments are required to achieve the optimum rejuvenation of an area. When treating scarring, at least 5-6 treatments would generally be required. The treatments are performed 5-6 weeks apart.
When will I see results?
The first week after the treatment you may get some skin peeling which helps lighten pigmentation or scarring and the skin looks more hydrated.
The results are gradual as collagen re- production takes time, most clients report a gradual improvement in their skin colour and texture over 6- 8 week period. That improvement is compounded as each consecutive treatment is performed. So it’s really important to apply creams at home and commit and rebook your treatments to see the best results.
What is the down time after a collagen induction treatment?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from the redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 24 hours on average. Most clients are able to return to work the same day with the help of Mineral Makeup. It is important to protect the skin with sun screen SPF30+.
When is collagen induction therapy not suitable?
- the treatment should not be performed within 2 weeks of having an injectable dermal filler or botox.
- the treatment is never performed on raised moles, warts or lesions.
- during pregnancy (when breastfeeding the treatment is allowed).
- medication (some medication may reduce healing time, please advise your therapist on anything you may be taking).
- the treatment will not be performed if the client has an active herpes or acne breakout, however, once resolved the treatment can go ahead after 2 weeks.
- certain medical conditions – Dr. Fisher will discuss.
Is Collagen Induction Therapy right for you? Call today and Let’s find out! (772) 247-2477