What is Collagen Induced Therapy?
The concept of CIT is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself when it suffers physical damage such as cuts, burns, abrasions or other injuries. Immediately after an injury to the skin, our body begins the healing process, triggering new collagen synthesis.
CIT is performed using DERMAPEN: micro-needling device that intentionally creates very superficial “micro-injuries” to the outermost layer of the skin to induce the healing process that includes new collagen production.
The procedure is performed in a safe and precise manner with a single-use, sterile needle head. The treatment session usually takes about 30- 80 minutes, depending on the area(s) being treated. Throughout the procedure, activating agents such as vitamins and minerals will be applied to stimulate rejuvenation process.
After the procedure, your skin will be red with mild swelling and/or bruising, and it might feel tight and sensitive to the touch. Although these symptoms may take 2-3 days to resolve completely, they will diminish significantly within a few hours after treatment.
CIT has been shown to reduce the visibility of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles; diminish hyper-pigmentation; and improve skin tone and texture, resulting in smoother, firmer, younger looking skin.
We recommend scheduling consultation first to make sure this is the right procedure for you!