COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY
CIT or Collagen Induction Therapy is a term to describe skin rejuvenation techniques such as Microneedling or Dermaplaning. It is a revolutionary approach to anti-ageing as it stimulates the body's own natural collagen repair and growth processes to significantly improve skin tone, texture and impurities. It is a very cost-effective treatment with minimal or zero downtime and is safe and effective. impurities.
HOW WILL IT IMPROVE MY SKIN?
Micro-needling utilises and enhances the body's own natural response to healing. A sterile roller with hundreds of tiny 1mm micro needles makes tiny pinpricks when passed over the skin. This causes skin cells to make new growth factors, collagen and elastin, which in turn make skin smoother, firmer and more radiant.
Unlike some other treatments, it treats the entire face and is gentle enough to be used around the eye area.
Results can be visible within a week of treatment. Your skin will progressively improve over the next few months as the healing process that rebuilds your own natural collagen and elastin continues and replaces your damaged tissue. Optimal improvement is seen six months after your treatment course has finished.
WHO DOES IT SUIT?
Collagen Induction is suitable for all skin types and colours. It reduces wrinkles, fine lines and helps with lack of firmness, enlarged pores, acne scarring, stretch marks and sun damage. It also encourages the disappearance of red veins and diffused redness.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING TREATMENT?
A topical anaesthetic is applied before the procedure to minimise discomfort. Most of our clients describe a mild ‘prickling’ sensation as the roller is passed over your skin. The treatment is not painful.
Vitamins A and C are critical to Collagen Therapy. After the rolling process, Vitamins A and C are then applied and can penetrate into the lower layers of the skin.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED AND HOW OFTEN?
Multiple sessions are recommended depending on the condition of the skin as well as the size of the area being treated. A course of 6 treatments is recommended for Skin Rejuvenation. Your appointment time is usually 2 hours and treatments are done 1 week apart. The treatment area must be prepared with Vitamin A and C a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks prior to the first treatment
WHAT WILL MY SKIN LOOK LIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS?
You will experience mild sensitivity, inflammation and redness after treatment – these are signs that the fine microneedles have penetrated the epidermis. The tiny perforations in the skin close within minutes and the sensitivity and redness are gone in 2 to 5 hours. In very rare cases, bruising may occur. Plan your day to be quiet and stay out of the sun. There is generally no downtime and clients usually return to work within 12 to 24 hours.
It is recommended that you follow the aftercare instructions as best as you can to achieve the best possible results.