Collagen Induction Therapy improves the appearance of aging skin, increases the vitality of your skin, and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne & acne scarring.
It also improves the clinical health of your skin by stimulating a rejuvenation cascade that your body has built in, just waiting to be activated!
Collagen Induction Therapy creates hundreds of thousands to millions of micro-channels in the skin which initiate a natural healing response. These perforations stimulate cells known as kerinocytes to produce new collagen and elastin resulting in firmer, healthier skin.
These microscopic perforations in the skin will also substantially increase the effects of topically applied serums since it allows for deeper penetration, increasing absorption by up to 300%. Collagen Induction Therapy produces maximum stimulation, with minimal inflammation. This balanced approach to skin rejuvenation reduces recovery time to near zero, while maximizing results! The typical recovery involves just a day or so of mild redness and swelling, and any evidence that you’ve had something done can be covered with a quality mineral makeup within just 2 hours of treatment!
You’ll experience an immediate improvement in skin tone, texture, laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks, skin inflammation, and hyperpigmentation. And you’ll see long term improvement that really lasts when you complete a series of treatments as recommended by our skincare professionals. Collagen Induction Therapy produces maximum stimulation, with minimal inflammation. It can dramatically improve your skin’s firmness, smoothness, elasticity, hydration, sensitivity & tone. And with our expertise, we can show you how to make those results last!
One Treatment with HA | $350
With Growth Factor Serums | $450
With Platelet-Rich Plasma | $650
What are Growth Factor Serums?
A growth factor is a naturally occurring substance capable of stimulating cellular growth, proliferation, healing, and cellular differentiation. Growth Factor Serums are derived from human bone marrow stem cells. These stem cells have been shown to secrete growth factors and cytokines that modulate inflammation. Growth Factor Serums are designed to stimulate your body’s stem cells to improve cellular communication during the skin rejuvenation cascade that occurs in the weeks after your CIT treatment.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) refers to specific components of your blood, the platelets, and serum. Platelets are critical for healing processes and as such have been recognized for their ability to secrete growth factors and stimulators. PRP has been used for many years in the treatment of injuries to the musculoskeletal system; however, in more recent years, it has been incorporated into aesthetic practices as a tool to stimulate cell growth, including hair follicles and collagen deposition. Click HERE for more information about PRP.
What will Collagen Induction Therapy improve the appearance of?
Fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, stretch marks, hair loss, and rosacea/dermatitis.
How long should I wait in between treatments?
Treatments should be performed once every 4 weeks. A series of 6 treatments is recommended.
Does it hurt?
Most clients experience very little discomfort, and can opt for a topical anesthetic if they wish. After your treatment, your face may feel like you have a mild sunburn for the next few hours.
How long is the down time?
Recovery consists of 4-12 hours of mild redness and swelling. For deeper treatments, recovery could stretch out to a few days for all pinpoint scabbing to disappear. Skincare products and makeup can be applied after a minimum of 2 hours after treatment.
There are a wide range of normal reactions. Anything from little to no reaction, to a deep red flush, to pinpoint bleeding is normal. As this is a non-ablative procedure, more extreme reactions do not necessarily mean better results.
Is Collagen Induction Therapy safe?
Collagen Induction Therapy is safe for all skin types in any season! It will improve virtually every skin imperfection we address in aesthetic practice including fine lines, wrinkles, thinning skin, dry or oily skin, sensitive skin, rosacea, acne, acne scarring, pigmentary irregularities, laxity, uneven texture and dull skin tone.
How long before I can expect to see results?
You can sometimes see results from a single treatment very quickly. Skin plumping from the hyaluronic acid in the MicroChannel Delivery Serum is noticeable almost immediately, and for the few days following the treatment. You can begin seeing neo-collagenesis (new skin formation) as soon as two weeks after a procedure. Long term clinical improvement will continue through a series of treatments.
Are there any contraindications?
Very few. They include compromised immune system, chemotherapy, open lesions or pustules, pregnant or nursing. It is best to stop the use of retinols at least a day before treatment.
Can I combine this with other treatments?
Typically combining treatments will result in more aggressive treatments and longer downtime, but can yield impressive results. Some treatments such as a light microdermabrasion or light chemical peel can be performed right before Collagen Induction Therapy, as long as the face is cleaned before starting the Collagen Induction Therapy treatment. Light therapy treatments are typically the only treatments recommended post-needling.
Do I have to use the serums?
Collagen Induction Therapy stimulates keratinocytes in the skin to release growth factors that induce collagenesis. As you get older, these keratinocytes become less and less effective at this so the treatment on its own becomes less and less effective. Because of this, the Collagen Induction Therapy solutions become more and more imperative as a client progresses in age. Using the aftercare serums as well will cause the skin to continue producing growth factors even while in between treatments. Think of diet and exercise – Collagen Induction Therapy without serums is like exercising without dieting. Results will be good with Collagen Induction Therapy only, great with serums.