Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) Microneedling
CIT or Microneedling is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and wrinkles, stretch marks, skin laxity, and scarring. It also has been successfully used for hair restoration in cases of Alopecia.
Collagen Induction Therapy/CIT/Micro needling is a healthy alternative to skin resurfacing without thinning or creating damage to the skin, and it actually thickens the skin. The micro trauma to the skin activates blood to the trauma site which releases growth factors which in return create the cellular matrix. Micro /skin needling has similar results to lasers, but is far less invasive, which equals a far lower risk of complications, and less down time. Improvement in the appearance of laxity (sagging), wrinkles, crepe like skin, scars, lines and sun damage can be achieved through multiple treatments of CIT/micro needling. Most clients see at least a 70% improvement in just 3 treatments, and needling can be done on different parts of the body, including but not limited to the hands, and eyelids.
How It Is Done
The procedure is performed with a micropen, a disposable 38 needle cartridge, and completed in less than one hour. First your skin is cleansed with a acid based cleanser then a alcohol prep is performed to ensure all facial debris is removed. A topical numbing creme is applied , and remains on for 30 minutes.The needling pen is adjusted to different depth levels on different parts of the face to penetrate the skin in a quick, and painless manner. Your body perceives this as an injury to your skin. This perceived injury induces synthesis (new) growth of collagen, and elastin fibers, a part of your body’s natural healing process. Microneedling creates dermal irritation without the removal of healthy epidermis. Your body has the amazing ability to re-new skin, by creating this “perceived injury”, your body does what it does best— it makes brand new healthy, younger looking skin!
The ResultFor the reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, reduced laxity, and more even skin tone. You will have thicker, healthier skin. The most dramatic results are produced from having the skin go through a series of treatments, and at home proper skin care support. Follow up maitanaince procedures do result in additional improvements, and help the skin to create a habit of growing healthier skin. Results will last from 2 to 10 years depending on your skin care habits, lifestyle, diet, and having proper at home skincare support.