What is Collagen Induction Therapy?
Collagen Induction Therapy
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) or usually referred to as Micro-needling or medical skin needling is a skin rejuvenation procedure that helps improve the appearance of the skin. It’s designed to smoothen and reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and scars including acne scars. This minimally invasive procedure makes use of sterile micro needles that repeatedly punctures the skin to stimulate the natural collagen production of the skin.
How does Collagen Induction Therapy works?
Naturally, our body produces collagen and elastin. Collagen is a protein substance that is responsible of holding the body together and replaces dead skin cells. It’s often found in the muscles, skin, tendons and bones. Elastin is an elastic protein that helps the tissues in the body to go back to its form after contracting or stretching. However, when we grow older usually at the ages 35 to 40, collagen production starts to slow down resulting to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
CIT or micro-needling makes use of a special instrument with micro needles ranging from 0.5mm to 2mm in length. This precision instrument will create microscopic punctures to the skin that will stimulate production of collagen and elastin in the skin. Not only will it encourage collagen production but it will also help the skin absorb nutrients from rich serums that are usually applied right after each treatment.
What are the Risks and Complications?
In every procedure or treatment that you’ll undergo there’ll always be risks. With Collagen Induction Therapy, the risks are not that high but can include the following:
- Hyperpigmentation or dark patches can appear on the skin
- The skin can over dry that can also result to flaking
- White spots can also appear
- Since the skin is being punctured multiple times, scab formation can occur
It’s very important to consult a practitioner who specialises in micro-needling. This will give you the opportunity to clarify any questions that you have about the procedure. As well as prevent any complications that will happen during and after the procedure.
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