Collagen induction therapy (CIT) is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment many of our clients turn to for smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin. In fact, tons of celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts have used the treatment for years and swear by the results!
Today we’re talking all about Collagen Induction Therapy: the benefits, the considerations, and what to expect during your Cosmetic Clinic appointment.
What Is Collagen Induction Therapy?
You’ve probably already heard all about the benefits of this treatment, just under its pseudonym: microneedling.
CIT, or microneedling, is a non-invasive treatment. A precision instrument, like the Dermapen, is used to create tiny pinpricks in the skin. Disrupting the skin’s outer layers kicks your body’s natural healing powers into gear. This increases collagen production and encourages your skin to produce new, supple layers.
What Are the Benefits of CIT/Microneedling?
Because of the increase in collagen production, clients report more supple, youthful skin. The treatment also helps reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, and sunspots.
The procedure can be used alongside other treatments to help improve the elasticity and tone of the skin as well.
Layer On The Benefits with Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be added to your microneedling session as an extra boost for your skin. PRP supports your skin’s natural healing process. When you damage your skin, your body naturally floods the area with blood so the platelets can quickly get to work repairing the skin. PRP is a way of speeding up the process by using spun down samples of your own blood. This solution has a higher concentration of beneficial platelets and growth factors.
By extracting and then separating out the beneficial platelets and cells from your blood sample, we can apply the platelet solution immediately after the microneedling session to help speed up healing and improve collagen production, skin elasticity, and more.
Considerations: Is Microneedling Right for You?
When deciding if collagen induction therapy is the best treatment option for your skin concerns, there are a few considerations to keep in mind.
Typically, we recommend microneedling for patients with scarring from acne. We’ll also recommend the treatment for anyone starting to experience signs of aging skin, like fine lines and wrinkles. However, other skin concerns could also benefit from the procedure. A consultation is usually the best place to start.
When you schedule a consultation, we can help identify any disqualifying factors and help you determine the optimal number of sessions needed to experience the best results. It’s typical for patients to need more than one CIT session to begin seeing lasting results.
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Irksome scarring doesn’t have to be a permanent issue. With the help of collagen induction therapy, you can harness the healing powers of microneedling and get your skin back to its former glory.
Find out more about microneedling and accompanying treatments today.