Collagen Induction Therapy
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles. This is done with a specialized device called a micro needling device. The objective of CIT is to build up the connective tissue in the lower skin layers (dermal layers) while keeping intact the protective layers of the skin (epidermal layers). Small needles penetrate into the skin and break up old collagen strands and stimulate the production of elastin fibers oriented from the deep layers of the dermis to the surface. These channels also improve the penetration of vitamins A and C about 1000 times.The result is smoother, thicker, tighter, more even toned skin. The principle behind CIT is simple: to stimulate the bodys own production of collagen, thereby reducing wrinkles and improving skin texture
CIT can typically cause the following results in your skin:
Soften fine lines and wrinkles
Contribute towards skin thickening
Reduce the appearance of acne scars
Help improve stretch marks
Treatment sessions range from 10 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the area being treated. The number of treatments usually range from three to six and sessions are often spaced two to three weeks apart. Collagen remodeling in normal skin takes at least 90 days, so the effects of this treatment may not be fully appreciated for at least three months after the procedure.
An individual Dermal Roller must be purchased during the first session. This is $75. Skinmedica Tri Retinol Cream is also recommended during and after the CIT treatments.