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Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is Here!

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We are excited to offer this phenomenal treatment to our services! Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is an FDA approved application. Also known as Dermal Rolling and Microneedeling. The stars of Hollywood are having CIT treatments to rejuvenate and smooth their skin. Perhaps the most famous celebrities reported include Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie!

How Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) And Dermal Rollers Work

Although there are no outward signs of damage, one single micro needle causes a tiny wound in the skin. You cannot see it or feel it as the damage is on a minute scale. Despite the minuscule nature of the wound, the body still acts to heal itself in its own natural way.

The post traumatic response of the skin is to produce collagen and elastin - two of the key building blocks of skin. As there has been no removal or "real" damage to existing collagen, the new formations of it simply add to existing levels.

Over time this will act to massively increase the thickness, suppleness and general condition of the skin in these areas.

Dermal Rolling

Step One - The microneedles of the dermal roller penetrate the epidermis and dermis layer of skin. The process is comfortable with topical anesthetic.

In addition to stimulating collagen growth, microneedling also create channels through which skin care products applied to the skins surface can be absorbed far more easily and deeper. It is, after all, the skins job to keep things out and piercing this shield works well in breaking down that barrier for a limited time.

What this means is any topical application used actually reaches the areas it is intended for. Studies suggest that using a dermal roller in this way can boost the effectiveness of topical treatment by several hundred percent.

It is important to follow our recommended skincare regimen. Collagen and elastin will regenerate faster with growths factors and Vitamin A, C and E. We carry the products that will considerably increase your dermal rolling results.

Step 2 - The derma roller needles will leave micro channels into the skin. This gives a pathway for skin products to penetrate far more easily, boosting their effectiveness massively. These channels should close up within an hour. With the thickening of skin, the top epidermis layer lies tighter and firmer. Its outward appearance is improved as it looks younger and healthier.

Step 3 - The skin naturally begins its response to the "trauma" of the skin needles. Collagen and elastin is generated and added to the existing stock of the skin- Bulking up the thickness, creating great looking, firmer and healthier looking skin.

 

Call us today to schedule CIT treatment. Recommended Skin Care Products to be used prior and post treatment:

  • PCA Rejuvenating Serum or Fibroblast Serum - Both have epidermal growth factors
  • Sleek Lasers' prescription strength skincare Anti-Oxidant CoQ10 with Vitamins C and E

Collagen Induction Therapy FAQs

What is Collagen Induction Therapy?

Collagen Induction Therapy is an FDA approved application. Even the stars of Hollywood are having Collagen Induction Therapy treatments to rejuvenate and smooth their skin.

How does Dermal Rolling work?

Collagen Induction Therapy is used for a treatment process called, dermal rolling, micro-needling or skin needling. It is quickly gaining popularity in the USA, UK and Europe. Collagen Induction Therapy is already hugely popular in parts of Asia where skin needling has been practiced for some time. Unlike other treatments for acne scars, stretch marks and wrinkles, Collagen Induction Therapy does not damage the skin or remove the epidermis layer.

What are the advantages of Collagen Induction Therapy?

  1. Collagen Induction Therapy treatments do not take a lot of time
  2. Does not visibly damage the skin
  3. Minimal downtime
  4. Any part of the body can be treated with Collagen Induction Therapy
  5. All skin types can undergo Collagen Induction Therapy without fear of hyper pigmentation
  6. Skin becomes naturally thicker and tighter with the increase of collagen
  7. Collagen Induction Therapy dramatically increases the effectiveness of skin care products

Enhance the results of chemical peels and laser treatments, such as photo facials and laser resurfacing.

What can Collagen Induction Therapy treat?

  • Stretch Marks
  • Acne Scars
  • Scars
  • Anti-Wrinkle Treatment
  • Anti-Aging
  • Hyperpigmentation/Brown spots (sun spots, melasma)
  • Balding
  • Cellulite

How long before I see results from my Dermal Roller Collagen Induction Therapy Treatment?

The rate at which you will get results depends on what condition is being treating and how extensively your skin needs to remodel. This process of skin remodeling can continue for literally months after each treatment, but visibly noticeable changes can be seen within a week! Your skin naturally renews itself every 30 days, so with a little stimulation, changes can be dramatic and fast. Collagen takes 60-90 days to begin remodeling.

Can Collagen Induction Therapy be done on any part of the body?

Almost any part of the body: the arms, hands, legs, thighs, body, abdomen, neck, face, cheeks, scalp, even around the eye area - such as crow's feet and frown lines.

What pre-treatment preparation is necessary?

It is important that your skin is primed - the best results will be achieved if the skin is in its best possible condition prior to treatment. Your treatment provider will develop a skincare regime to prepare your skin for treatment. This regime should be followed for at least one-two weeks prior to treatment. Immediately prior to your treatment, numbing cream (topical anesthetic) will be applied to the area to be treated.

What commitment is required?

Priming the skin before treatment is important to ensure optimal results are achieved. Ideally, this will involve at least two weeks of following a prescribed skincare regime.

On the day of the treatment, at least one hour before the treatment the topical anesthetic will be applied. Following the treatment, your skin can be red and puffy, so you may want to go home rather than back to the office.

You may experience some temporary side effects over the next few days, eg; redness and bruising. Following the prescribed skincare regime after the treatment, will ensure optimal results and also lessen the potential for any negative side effects.

How many treatments do I need?

After preparing your skin it is recommended a course of six treatments at three to five weekly intervals. Thereafter, maintenance treatments of two to four times per year (minimum three months between each treatment) are recommended.

Before and After Images

 

Call us to make an appointment or feel free to email us for more information.

 

Prices subject to change.