Collagen Induction Therapy
Also known as Microneedling or CIT, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. This treatment may help those looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, pigmentation issues, acne scars and stretch marks.
It’s also used in certain anti-aging procedures.
CIT works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen. The idea is that pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin and that the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue.
This new skin tissue is, in turn, more even in tone and texture. It’s normal for the skin to lose collagen via age or injury. By encouraging the skin to make new tissue, there may be more collagen to help make the skin firmer, too.
- CIT is minimally invasive, requiring no downtime.
- It’s considered safe for most people who are in overall good health.
- The procedure isn’t safe for people who use certain acne medications or for women who are pregnant.
- You’ll experience minor redness and irritation for a few days after the procedure.
- Total prep and procedure time is about an hour.
- You may need at least three procedures or more for the best results.
- It’s considered effective in treating minor scarring related to acne, wounds, and aging. You’ll likely notice brighter, firmer skin, too.
- Ideal results are achieved after multiple sessions.
- CIT is far more effective than at-home rollers.
- acne scars
- age spots (also called “sun spots”)
- fine lines and wrinkles
- large pores
- other types of scars
- reduced skin elasticity
- uneven skin tone