Collagen induction therapy (CIT) is a skin rejuvenation technique. CIT is an improved form of traditional roller micro-needling. CIT “no roller” technology is applied via digital hand held device with skin use needles which penetrate the skin up to 0.3mm at variable speeds.
Once the skin is penetrated with the needles, the body responds with a wound healing reaction, which produces natural collagen. With microscopic punctures in the epidermis, CIT skin needling is non invasive with no damage to the epidermis.
Skin Needling promotes the natural reproduction of collagen and elastin, making the skin feel smoother and tighter, giving it an overall healthy glow.
The new collagen that CIT creates improves areas such as wrinkles and scar tissue. New blood vessel growth improves blood flow to the skin, which will simulate cellular metabolism, producing improved skin oxygenation.
The most popular areas for CIT treatment are the face, neck, and hands, but CIT can be applied anywhere on the body you may want to improve the skin texture.
CIT procedures have minimal down time for healing with redness and swelling generally subsiding within 24 hours, and most people can return to work the following day without any irritation or embarrassment.
Benefits of CIT Skin Needling
- Skin appears smoother
- Collagen growth is stimulated for a healthy glow
- Minimizes stretch marks
- Reduces surgical scars
- General improvement of skin integrity
- Improves fine to moderate wrinkles
- Benefits skin texture and ageing skin
- Reduces pore size and laugh lines
- Eliminates acne scars
- Skin tightening effect
- Creating a more fresh, more rejuvenated complexion
- Improves mobility of burn scars
- Improves deepened or depressed scars such as Chicken Pox scars
- Can even out skin pigmentation
- Ideal for improving areas marked by pimple and scab picking
CIT “No Roller” technology vs Traditional Skin Needling
Our CIT procedure is a new more advanced form of technology than traditional skin needling with a dermal roller or single use needle.
The Bio Evolution intellegent digital device with a needle system with the attachment of a cartridge guarantees the highest standards of hygienic safety and eliminates the risk of contamination.
The needle depth and power are maintained at the correct levels which ensures that the CIT solution is precisely delivered to the right levels of the epidermis and dermis with a much greater density is achieved, along with reducing the time for the skin to heal itself.
Derma rolling Skin Needling
- The dermal roller creates a motion which is a divit in the skin, which can damage the skin and create even more scarring.
- Our digital device moves up and down at a rapid speed so it protects the skin’s integrity.
CIT Skin Needling
- Healing from needling with a roller can be up to 5 days. Potential for swelling and scarring is high, because of the harsh nature of the unit itself.
- CIT minimizes down time for healing – generally no more than 24 hours. With the new technology we can control the depth of the needle permeating the skin, and adjust to suit each clients needs and skin types.
- Skin infection rates post treatment can be high. Derma rollers reused so attention to machine sterilization is paramount between each treatment to avoid risk of contamination.
- Significantly reduced rates of infection. CIT has sterile single use cartridges, which are disposed of after each client, therefore the risk of infection is negligible.
People who are not acceptable candidates for this procedure are:
Anyone that is under medical care that may be on a high blood pressure medication, heart medication, is diabetic, not in general good health, is a poor healer, has an active herpetic breakout, or has just had an invasive laser treatment
- Cystic active acne,
- Active psoriasis or Eczema
- Very Lax skin
- If you have prone to keloid scarring you would not be a suitable candidate
- Anyone that has any type of facial skin disease or disorder that would be a contraindication
- Anyone with scars that are less than 6 months old
- Anyone that has had facial fillers or Botox, in the past 7 days
- Anyone who has had facial surgery in the past 6 months
- Anyone that has been using corto-steroids on the treatment area, as this thins the skin’s tissue
Preparing For The CIT Treatment
Anyone that is prone to herpetic outbreaks needs to be on an antiviral medication prior to their CIT Skin Needling procedure.
At the Procedure:
The skin is cleansed prior to anaesthetic being applied to the area.
Specialized actives including hyaluronic acid/antioxidants/amino acids and peptides are applied to the skin immediately preceding treatment, which increase the uptake of these actives by 80% compared to topical application alone.
Using a digital machine, sterile, single-use needle cluster of 18 is gently inserted into the epidermis and top layer of the dermis.
The depth of the needles will depend on the method of procedure, depth of area to be worked on, and condition of the tissue. Usually, the area will be penetrated up to 0.3mm.
There is usually no discomfort during the treatment. The only facial areas of any minimal discomfort are the forehead and bridge of the nose, which may sometimes felt during the application of the anaesthetic. The rest of the face feels like a deep cleansing facial. The needling can even be applied close to the eye area to targeting fine wrinkles with no discomfort.
After the Procedure Recommendations
- Do not exfoliating agents such as scrubs or AHAs (glycolic acid) for 3-5 days.
- Do not use any products with active ingredients for 2-3 days
- Use mild cleanser and moisturizer for 5-7 days.
- Sun Block with an SPF of 30+ is advised at all times
- Avoid makeup application overnight. If you use makeup on broken skin, the risk of bacteria entering the procedure area, as well as the makeup filtering its way into the open tissue, can be detrimental by causing darker pigmentation and infection.
- After the skin has healed, the use of AHA’s will help to keep the top layer of skin softened and sloughed off resulting in younger looking skin.
- Using topical Vitamin C, A or E and Collagen producing products will help the glow of the skin.
Post Procedure Skin Appearance
Immediately after the CIT procedure, the tissue may be slightly swollen, tender or red. For most, this will completely fade overnight or within 24 hours with a healthy glow in the morning. For others, very tiny little scabs may occur and fade away with subtle light skin peeling within 2-4 days.
Follow up Treatments
The amount of repeat treatments will vary considerably according to the initial existing condition of the skin and desired results. This will be discussed on a case- by -case basis at your initial consultation with the therapist. We have clients that have seen immediate, long-lasting results, and other clients noticed and improvement gradually.
The procedure can be repeated at a 4-8 week intervals allowing the skins natural collagen and elastin to rejuvenate.
The use of skin treatments and/or products both pre- and post-treatment will enhance the client’s results dramatically.