To improve the quality of our skin we need to generate the body’s own healing response. One way of doing so is skin needling also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). CIT creates micro-injuries into the skin, which stimulates collagen and elastin production.
How does CIT work?
At Complete Skin Co. we use the Dermapen™. This device contains 16 micro-needles, which oscillate (go up and down) up to 120 times per second. This device is then glided over the treated area by the therapist. By creating micro-channels that reach into the epidermis and dermis, we are stimulating all of the important growth factors to repair and heal the skin. With this, we are able to help improve; scarring, fine lines, pigmentation, skin tone and skin texture. CIT can even go over the eyelids to improve laxity, dark circles and fine lines around eyes.
The number of treatments will vary for everyone, typically 4-6 with 4-8 weeks apart. However, scar treatments can be as long as a year worth of treatments.
CIT can show results after just one treatment and has shown to be very effective. However, there is some downtime to consider after treatment of CIT. For the first 3 days, the skin may feel tight and dry. This is a normal response as the skin is going through all its stages of wound repair. The skin may also be red/pink, this usually settles by the 3rd day.
If you were considering CIT for your next treatment, book in a complimentary consultation and we can discuss together if CIT is best for you.
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