What is Microneedling / CIT / Collagen Induction Therapy?
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), aka Micro Needling, is a new and innovative skin facial rejuvenation procedure taking the beauty industry by storm. It is a minimally-invasive non-surgical procedure for skin rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to; reduce fine lines and deep wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, age spots, acne scars, stretch marks, hair loss and leads to improved volume, strength, resiliency, smoother texture and a brighter complexion to create healthier more youthful looking skin.The results speak for themselves. And best of all it is nearly painless, fast, minimal down-time and long-lasting way to get rid of your wrinkles. CIT (or Microneedling ) is a safe and effective method for all skin types. Read more about our Microneedling Process.
First, let’s look at the body part it effects the most. The skin! This is the body’s largest and most essential organ; which is always changing. We continuously shed the outer layers of our skin and in turn, leads it gets replaced by inner cells that move up toward the surface.
Skin is composed of two primary layers: the epidermis and the dermis.
The epidermis is the outermost protective layer; the dermis—commonly known as the “true skin”—is the most important layer since it is home to the essential functioning components of the skin. This layer is primarily responsible for producing collagen and elastin.
Microneedling dramatically increases the amount of healthy collagen or elastin in the skin. During the process of microneedling, small micro-channels are created in the skin to activate the body’s natural healing response. This starts the regeneration cycle of the skin leading to the release of growth factors within the deeper layers of the skin. As a result, collagen and elastin production is accelerated to heal the wound, which builds new layers of healthy skin cells.
- Who Is a Good Candidate?
- Anybody that wants to improve their skin is an excellent candidate for this procedure. Microneedling is safe and effective for all skin colors and types.
- Does Microneedling Hurt?
- No. A numbing agent is applied to the procedure area for 20-30 minutes to relieve any potential discomfort.
- How Long Does It Take?
- A Micro Needling sessions takes about 45-60 minutes including numbing and depending on the size of the treatment area. Also you will in most cases require multiple sessions, which are generally 4-6 weeks apart, to achieve optimal results.
- What About Downtime?
- In most cases, clients will experience post-procedure redness, which could last 2-3 days depending on the skin condition and depth treated. After about 12-24 hours makeup can be worn that will easily cover any pinkness in the skin. You will have some dry flaking skin a couple days after the treatment.
Are you unsure if you are a candidate for a treatment? Would you like to meet me in person before deciding to move forward? I offer free consultations at client’s requests. Please call or contact me to request a 15 minute consultation. The contact form is the quickest way to communicate.