Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as micro-needling, is a procedure that improves the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks by stimulating your skin’s natural ability to repair itself. Collagen Induction Therapy uses tiny, sharp needles to create hundreds of micro-channels in the superficial layers of the skin. In response to this procedure, your body releases growth factors and cytokines, which trigger the wound-healing process. During this process, the body produces more collagen, a fibrous protein that contributes to the structural integrity of the skin. This results in thicker more youthful-appearing skin.
The micro-channels allow topical skincare products to penetrate your skin more deeply, so the products work better. CIT doesn’t damage the epidermis, and it can be repeated safely. CIT can also be used on regions that may not be suitable for laser resurfacing or peels such as eyes, mouth, hands and chest.
Collagen Induction Therapy is one of the only treatments that dramatically improves the appearance of acne scars, reduces the follicles, commonly known as pores, and enhances the overall appearance of skin regardless of age or ethnicity. Collagen Induction Therapy, when done properly, erases sun damage, acne, wrinkles, fine lines, freckles, and sun spots, revealing a luminous complexion that everyone craves.