Collagen Induction Therapy - Micro-Needling
Collagen Induction Therapy — A Safe, Cost–Effective Treatment for Stretch Marks, Acne Scars, and Wrinkles
What Is Collagen Induction Therapy?
Collagen Induction provides comparable results to intense chemical peels, fraxional laser treatments, dermabrasion treatments as well as injectable fillers & Botox® with less expense & less trauma caused to the epidermis.
More blood vessels and healthy skin are left intact, promoting healing and collagen deposition for better and longer lasting results. Because Collagen Induction does not affect whole layers of the epidermis, this treatment can be done as many times as needed until desired results are achieved. With Collagen Induction, the skin’s fibrous bands are softened, creating a smoother skin texture providing a natural blend with your existing skin. Collagen Induction can effectively smooth wrinkles, acne scars & skin laxity long term.
What do wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scarring have in common?
These are all conditions which have been frustrating physicians and patients in their inability to be effectively treated. Now, at last, a new, non–ablative and effective treatment is available.
Not a laser or a chemical peel, this exciting option is called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). CIT is a simple procedure that requires minimal down time (no more than four to seven days) and significant, measurable results.
How Is Collagen Induction Performed?
After the topical application of a numbing cream, a specialized electronic machine with very fine rotary needles for specific areas such as lines & ice pick scars or a hand held roller with multiple fine needles for flatter areas such as cheeks, neck etc are used to perform Collagen Induction. This method of wrinkle reduction & repair, creates a small controlled wound in the areas of your skin requiring collagen stimulation. Your collagen and elastin are induced by this dermal stimulation through the increase of fibroblasts. The end result is that your skin plumps from the inside out, leaving your skin smoother, tighter and more youthful looking.
Multiple treatments with an automated micro-needling device (Dermapen) significantly reduces wrinkles resulting from both skin aging and smoking, according to a recent study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (December 13, 2018).
Amer Mohamed, MD, et al, treated 40 patients with facial wrinkles (33-60 years of age). The patients were divided into 2 groups: cigarette smokers (Group 1, n=20) and skin aging (n=20). Each underwent six Dermapen treatments spaced two weeks apart with a needle depth of 1mm depth and six passes per area treated. Each pass was delivered in eight directions—vertical, up and down, horizontal, to the right and left, and in both diagonal directions—to ensure an even distribution of the holes. Following treatment, cold saline packs were used to wash out any oozing or pinpoint bleeding and patients were instructed to use a local antibiotic twice daily for two days following treatment and to apply sunscreen prior to sun exposure.
In the skin aging group, improvement in skin texture and tightness was excellent in three patients (15 percent), very good in seven patients (35 percent), good in eight patients (40 percent) and poor in two patients (10 percent). In the cigarette-smoking group, improvement was very good in four patients (50 percent), good in two patients (25 percent) and poor in two patients (25 percent).
In the skin aging group, ten patients were satisfied with treatment (50 percent), eight were somewhat satisfied (40 percent) and two patients were not satisfied (10 percent). In the smoking group, four patients were satisfied (50 percent), two patients were somewhat satisfied (25 percent) and two were not satisfied (25 percent).
Sun sensitivity, hyper-pigmentation, colour loss and skin thinning are not an issue with Collagen Induction Therapy. During the healing process, which lasts 4-7 days, careful care and cleanliness are required.
Unlike other more traumatic treatments, sensitive areas such as lower eyelids, neck and the back of hands can also be successfully treated with Collagen Induction therapy.
4 - 6 months apart may be needed. You will be the ultimate judge of when you are satisfied.
Collagen Induction can be repeated as often as required, allowing sufficient time between treatments, to achieve lasting results, as it does not destroy your epidermis, but rather thickens it.
To expedite your results, proper at-home custom blended skin care will be recommended. Due to the natural aging process, a touch-up every few years will insure a vibrant, smooth and radiant complexion for years to come.
Collagen Induction is the latest protocol which allows your skin to create its own collagen with lasting results. This amazing therapy is targeted to greatly reduce & or eliminate damaged, enlarged pores, ice pick marks, fine and deeper lines around the eyes (Crows Feet), lips and forehead effectively & at much less expense than Fractional Laser technology when compared to temporary facial fillers & paralytics (Botox).
With these state of the art treatments at your disposal, your procedures can be tailored to achieve your expectations.
To find out if you are a candidate for Collagen Induction Therapy
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