What is Collagen Induction Therapy? (CIT)
This revolutionary treatment, using micro needles, is a solution for patients who suffer from fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, hyper-pigmentation or stretch marks. For ideal results, a series of 3 or 6 Collagen Induction Therapy treatments are recommended based on your individual needs.
CIT works by promoting the natural collagen and elastin found within your body, to help make your skin feel tighter and smoother. The micro needles create microscopic punctures in the skin and does very little damage which means that the collagen production can be faster than other forms of treatment.
We recommend a minimum of 3 to 6 CIT treatments in order to achieve the best possible outcome for your skin. If you are treating more prominent skin imperfections, such as scarring, at least 5-6 treatments are generally required. Each treatment would be performed 5-6 weeks apart.
How Long Does it Take to See Results?
Within the first week of treatment you could begin to see your skin peeling which helps to lighten the pigmentation or scarring, and can help the skin look more hydrated, however the overall results will be more gradual over a 6-8 week period.
Collagen re-production does not happen instantly, which means that results will appear gradually throughout the course of the overall treatment schedule. Each time that a new treatment is complete the improvements will begin to be more noticeable to the patient. It’s because of this that it’s important to keep the skin moisturized and follow through with the full schedule of treatments recommended by your doctor.
What is the Process?
Collagen Induction Therapy is a non-surgical treatment that allows the patient to go about their day as usual after receiving treatment.
We start by cleaning the skin and applying a numbing cream for about 20-30 minutes. While discomfort is minimal throughout the procedure, we like to make sure that our patients are as comfortable as possible.
Once this is complete, each area of the skin is treated about 15 to 20 times, going vertically and horizontally across the skin. The actual treatment itself can take up to 45 minutes, so we recommend that patients allow about 90 minutes for a complete appointment from start to finish.
Once the patient has left the offices, you should refrain from touching or rubbing your face, avoid makeup or other skin lotions/creams with “active ingredients”, avoid spray tan products, and avoid sun exposure for 12-24 hours.
If Collagen Induction Therapy sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact our offices today and talk to one of our specialists about scheduling a vist!