Collagen Induction Therapy
What is automated micro-needling?
Automated micro-needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars, and improvement of the skin’s texture, tone, and color.
During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin.
The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with softer wrinkles. Micro-needling also creates micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams, and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing their effects in deeper layers of the skin.
What are the benefits?
Wrinkle reduction, texture, and tone improvement, and softer younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. New Collagen production reverses years of sun damage.
Micro-needling also has a positive effect on hyperpigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks.
What areas of the body can I treat?
Micro-needling can be used on all parts of the body, face, neck, decollete, arms, legs, abdomen and back.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Micro-needling pen.
Your skin-care professional will apply a tiny layer of tropical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs.
Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What does it feel like?
The feeling associated with Micro-needling is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin.
While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle makes the treatment comfortable.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
The total healing time depends on the depth of the needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skin care professional performs.
On average, patients are red for 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours.
When will I see results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart.
For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.
$200 – Face
$350 – Face, Neck & decollate