Collagen induction therapy (CIT) treatments are used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and loose and sagging skin. The procedure involves the use of tiny, almost microscopic, needles that are used to pierce tiny holes in the skin. These puncture wounds signal the body that a small injury has occurred and forces the body to send healing agents to repair the damage. These healing agents include collagen and elastin. These two proteins are responsible for producing smooth, plump skin. Several treatments are usually recommended 4 weeks apart for optimal results.
Our nurse injector, Jaclyn will first discuss your treatment options and help determine which modality is best suited to address your concerns. She will also give you a choice of topical growth factors and skincare creams that can be added to the treatment to accelerate the results. In most cases a topical numbing solution will be applied. Once numb, Jaclyn will clean the area being treated with an antiseptic solution and apply a hyaluronic acid solution that will help the needles glide more easily over the skin. Tiny needles will gently be passed over the skin's surface. The depth of the needles will change based on the area being treated and the concern being addressed. It's not uncommon to feel nothing to a slight discomfort as the needles make contact with the skin. After the treatment is over, you may have some redness and mild swelling making the skin feel tight, hot and flushed. This should dissipate within a few hours to days after your treatment. You will notice an improved texture, hydration, and health of your skin.