All CIT procedures are performed by Kristi Andersen, LPN; Esthetician.
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as Dermal Needling involves pricking the skin multiple times by rolling a specially designed device with needles on a drum to induce regeneration via the wound healing cascade. By using the fine stainless steel needles to make channels into the epidermis, this will allow 80% more product into the skin, providing essential cell nutrients for stimulating your own collagen naturally.
The micro-needling device used looks like a shaving razor with a drum. The drum can differ in widths, and is embedded with up to hundreds of micro-needles for penetrating the skin.
SEE THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES!
The entire procedure is all-natural and fast:
1. The medical professional applies a numbing cream on the treatment area, ensuring the procedure is painless.
2. Next, the micro-needling device is rolled across the treatment area, puncturing the skin in a specific pattern.
3. As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound.
4. These punctures create a controlled injury on and below the skin's surface. The "injury" triggers the body to "fill" these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin, and by stimulating skin regeneration.
5. While skin channels are open, our medical professional will apply topical agents specific to your skin's needs. This allows 80% more of the product to be absorbed into the skin.
6. You may experience some redness (like a sunburn) which can last 2-5 hours after the procedure.
Dermal Needling is most effective for:
Loss of adhesion and resiliency
Epidermal Density and Strength
Tightening sagging skin
How Does CIT work?
CIT or micro-needling works by stimulating the immune system and wound-healing mechanisms. As the micro-needles penetrate the skin causing micro-wounds, it triggers an intense inflammatory reaction that begins a cascade of subsequent reactions.
The important point is: a micro-needling intrusion is caused by tiny surgical needles. The skin's nerve receptors and defense mechanisms sense these fine needle intrusions as a specific type of injury and heals accordingly.
During the healing process, skin cells (within a 1 to 2 mm radius around the pricking channel) release growth signals to undifferentiated cells otherwise known as skin stem cells. These signals also stimulate rapid growth of new fibroblasts and other wound repairing cells.
Many cell types including new fibroblasts rush to close the wound by migrating to the point of intrusion. These new fibroblasts then transform into collagen fibers which integrate with existing collagen in the upper dermis. The new collagen fibers thicken the skin, filling in atrophic scars.
The micro-needling procedure creates thousands of micro wounds in a treatment area. As each wound induces new collagen formation, it forms a new, healthy collagen layer in the treatment area. This reaction is called collagenesis.
The wound healing process also stimulates rapid growth of endothelial cells (the thin layer of cells which line capillaries and blood vessels). In turn, this creates new capillaries for better blood supply to the skin. This reaction is called angiogenesis.
During the micro-needling procedure, tissue damage is unlikely because the needles are very fine and thin. In fact, skin integrity actually remains intact even though the skin reacts as if it had been "injured." The tiny wounds caused by the micro-needles are repaired and close very quickly. No tissue lesion can be detected, infections are rare, and there is nothing to repair.
The cost of one facial treatment is $250
Package of 6 Facial treatments is $1200
Body Treatments will start at $300 but vary depending on the area!
Please schedule a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for this treatment, 402-895-8001!