Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as Microneedling creates a controlled injury underneath the skin’s surface, thereby inducing the body to respond through the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers (Neocollagenesis) as well as new capillaries for an improved blood supply (Neoangiogenesis) in the treated area. The skin plumps and thickens in response to this stimulus, ultimately reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and other skin texture changes. The channels made from the micro-needles allow for products to be absorbed more effectively through the top layer of skin. Better absorption means higher efficacy.
The only way to begin the Neocollagenesis and Neoangiogenesis process is by, believe it or not, inducing damage to the skin. We do this by heat (laser treatments) or punctures (microneedling) or both at the same time. By damaging our existing collagen, we promote our body to send an alarm to our brain saying, “Hello! There’s a breach!”, asking our brain to get those fibroblasts out of retirement to make more collagen to take its place. The happy part, and the whole point of causing controlled damage, is that our fibroblasts will produce much more collagen than was damaged, plumping up our skin, and reversing signs of aging such as skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles and acne scars.
During treatment, your Aesthetician will run the microneedling device over the treatment area creating tiny micro-channels. The skin plumps and thickens in response to this stimulus, ultimately reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and other skin texture changes. Microneedling is suitable for people who experience dry and tired skin, uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne and scarring.
Book your appointment now to experience the benefits of Microneedling for yourself and give your skin the glow it deserves! We also offer Vampire Facial, Firming or Brightening Microneedling treatments.