Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in skincare for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the improvement of the skin’s texture, tone and color. During this procedure, a micropen is used to create controlled micro-channels in the skin that allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the deeper layers of the skin. The skin recognizes these micro-channels as micro-injuries, triggering the skin’s natural repair process. During the repair process, collagen and elastin are produced, resulting in plumper, smoother, more hydrated skin. This treatment can be performed on the entire face and neck, or on specific areas of the face or body that have wrinkles, scars, or stretchmarks.
Not only are Hollywood’s starlets vying to have these extremely effective treatments done, professional estheticians are absolutely ecstatic to offer this fabulous and innovative skin treatment. As estheticians, we want to treat our clients with personalized treatments that deliver the best possible results. Collagen Induction Therapy allows us to offer just that! While having one treatment will make the skin feel smoother and tighter instantly, a series of 3 treatments will provide optimal results. Micro-needling can also improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, large pores, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks. The depth of our micro-needling is customized to accommodate different skin types, needs and tolerances of our clientele.
There are additional benefits to Collagen Induction Therapy on top of the physical improvement of your skin. There is minimal downtime needed after micro-needling treatments. Most clients experience mild redness to their skin immediately after treatment. This redness usually has the appearance of sunburn. On average, this redness lasts for 2-4 days for clients. Some clients may even heal within 24 hours. Minimal discomfort is also a huge advantage to this procedure. Who wouldn’t want optimal results with minimal discomfort? The feeling associated with micro-needling is said to be similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin.
Micro-needling is the perfect addition to your current skincare regime. During a series of micro-needling, other skin treatments such as microdermabrasion and micropeels should be avoided, but can be resumed once the series is complete. There’s something wonderful about a skin treatment that gives natural and effective results by essentially causing your skins own rejuvenation process to jump into action. As estheticians, our goal is to help you reverse skin damage and prevent aging. With this new technology of Micro-needling, we are able to speed up your collagen and elastin production while diminishing skin’s imperfections at a faster rate than ever before. Micro-needling is definitely what the skincare field has been waiting for!