There are so many skin rejuvenation treatments on the market; sometimes it’s hard to know which one is right for you. Luckily, there is a treatment that can not only treat a wide variety of skin problems, but also treat any skin type. This versatile procedure is called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), which is also known as Micro Needling.
This treatment relies on the skin’s natural reparative properties to bring the skin back to a natural, healthy looking state. The treatment involves an electric pen that uses a dozen fine needles to penetrate the top layers of skin. This produces very tiny needle wounds in the skin that prompt the body to begin creating new Collagen and elastin fibers. Once healed, the skin will look smooth, plumper and much healthier.
Below you’ll find some common questions patients have about CIT.
Will this hurt?
Before the procedure begins a numbing cream will be applied to the area that will receive the CIT treatment. There is relatively little pain involved with micro needling.
What skin conditions can CIT treat?
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Mild acne scarring
- Large skin pores
How many treatments are required for the best results?
This depends a lot on the person, their skin type and the condition they’re trying to treat. On the average, it’s best for patients to have 6-8 treatments that are spaced four weeks apart.
What are the side effects of CIT?
After your treatment, your skin will probably be red, a little puffy and might feel like a mild sunburn. This is only temporary and you’ll start to notice your skin looking better and better over the next several days and weeks.
How much down time will I need after my treatment?
There is virtually no down time after a CIT treatment. The worst of the side effects will wear off within about 48-hours. There are almost no restrictions on you activities, other than avoiding the sun for a few days. After your treatment, you’ll receive instructions on how to care for the area and what should be avoided.
Can Micro Needling be performed on any skin color?
Yes. CIT is safe for any skin color and type.
How safe is CIT?
This procedure is very safe. The needles are disposable and can be only used once, eliminating the risk for cross-contamination. The risk of infection, while always present when the skin is being pierced, is minimal because the small holes from the needles heal very quickly.
Where do I sign up?
Call us today to set up an appointment. Our professional staff will ensure your experience is a positive one. And once you see how great your skin looks, you’ll be coming back for more.