CIT is the only skin rejuvenation treatment to target and regulate 3 key skin cells (keratinocyte, melanocyte, and fibroblasts) without compromising the integrity of the epidermis.
The growth factors released through CIT results in regenerative healing (collagen forms from the base upwards ) and is type 3 collagen or healthy collagen as opposed to growth factors released when the epidermis is damaged by ablative or heat methods which in contrast produce cicatrical healing collagen (collagen that forms from the top downwards) and is type 1 collagen or scar collagen.
Controlled micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process which activates and leads to the production of new collagen, elastin, strengthening of capillaries, and fresher, firmer, brighter skin.
These newly produced micro-channels allow for deep delivery of active ingredients from power serums into the dermis enabling faster repair and controlled mini-resurfacing of the epidermis.
A lot of salons will only use a Hyaluronic Serum with their needling treatments which is great for plumping and adding hydration to the skin. But here at Loulous Day Spa we like to take it one step further! With our Advanced Needling Treatment we can customise your treatment to your specific skin concerns using our Genosys Power solutions!
Also unlike traditional skin needling rollers, the adjustable needle length and variable speed of our Digital CIT Pen allows for tailor-made treatments for all skin conditions on the face, and body. Discomfort to the client is dramatically reduced.
What Does It Feel Like?
Using our Digital CIT Pen and medical grade needle cartridge we will follow a pattern of 3 passes over the skin to create evenly spaced puncture wounds. The length of the needles on the pen will vary depending on how deep into the skin the needles need to penetrate – generally, the deeper the penetration, the more dramatic results you will see.
With our Advanced Needling we apply a topical anaesthetic to minimise discomfort. Although slight vibrations will be felt from the pen. On thinner skin (like around the eyes) or over bony areas (like the forehead) this can be slightly more sensitive.
With Introductory Needling we do not use a topical anaesthetic as the our needle depth is much lower there is not much discomfort already.
After the treatment the skin will feel hot, tight and sensitive - the best way to compare the feeling is like having sunburn.
Who Can Have Collagen Induction Therapy?
Collagen Induction Therapy is suitable for all skin types, and ideal candidates are those who wish to improve skin laxity, smooth lines and wrinkles, slow the onset of the ageing process or improve the appearance of scarring from acne, also helps to strengthen weakened capillary walls that cause diffused redness (rosacea).
- Have active Cold Sores
- Have taken Roaccutane/Accutane medication in the last 12 months
- Have received Botox, or Dermal Fillers in the 2 weeks prior to treatment
- Have received laser / fractional laser in the 2 weeks prior to treatment
- Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
- If you are Diabetic (must have written approval from your doctor)
How Long is Skin Recovery?
After Collagen Induction Therapy treatment, your skin will usually be slightly pink -red. The downtime with this treatment is very quick and recovery is between 24-72 hours.
A series of 3 -6 treatments is usually recommended to achieve maximum results and as the results rely on kick-starting the body’s own collagen production, it can take 4-8 weeks before you start to fully see the benefits. It is also often advised to use cosmeceutical grade skincare at home to enhance results.
How To Prepare For CIT?
We recommend prepping your skin with an exfoliation treatment - such as Microdermabrasion, Hydro-dermabrasion or a Lactic Peel 2-3 weeks prior to your needling appointment to remove old, dry dead layer of skin and to encourage collagen stimulation prior so that optimum results from the needling occur.
for best results and to ensure that your skin heals quickly after your treatment, making sure your skin is hydrated is important. Moisturising daily is essential - we also recommend our Juvenate B-hydrated Serum along side your moisturiser for ultimate results.
What Are The Risks and Complications With CIT?
Risks and complications associated with this treatment are minimal but can include:
- Scab formation
- Flaking or dryness of the skin
- The appearance of white spots, known as milia
- The appearance of dark patches on the skin, known as hyper-pigmentation
- An outbreak of cold sores in previous suffers