Collagen Induction Therapy
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps minimize the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars and rejuvenate aging skin. It is a non-surgical & effective treatment that uses micro-fine needles to stimulate collagen production and skin rejuvenation, with minimal downtime involved.
Treatments target fine lines & wrinkles, skin texture & tone, loose & sluggish skin, enlarged pores, acne scarring and pigmentation. This treatment isn’t just for your face, it is also suitable to use almost anywhere on the body.
The concept of Collagen Induction (CIT) is based on the skin’s own ability to repair itself. The SkinPen® microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin.
SkinPen® was awarded “Top Rated Treatment for Acne Scars” and “Top Skin Care Device” in the Aesthetic Everything® 2019 Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards.
SkinPen® does not use any active ingredients or laser light therapy, so it is suitable for all skin types including even the most sensitive of skins. The SkinPen® device is used primarily to help revitalize ageing skin, treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues. SkinPen® triggers the skin’s natural healing response, resulting in healthy, glowing skin.
Some of the effects your skin will experience:
- Reduces the signs of aging; skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves the appearance of acne scarring
- Minimally invasive procedure performed in-office manageable recovery time
- Safe for all skin types, light to dark
- Effective on all body parts, including face, neck and décolletage
Best of all, SkinPen® works. Ninety percent of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends.
Unlike most alternatives, SkinPen has been clinically shown to be effective for women and men with skin ranging from skin-types light to very dark . Likewise, SkinPen’s mechanical process is less abrasive than harsh peels. In addition, when you properly space treatments that are overseen by a physician, the procedures can be administered year-round.
The SkinPen treatment is known to give you glowy skin that feels silky soft after just one session. It makes your skin smooth by increasing the levels of collagen production. Most people are often impressed by the radiance of their skin the very next day. After the very first treatment, you will see a visible difference in your pores. They will feel clear and open. This will allow your skincare products to penetrate deeper into the skin.
To truly reach your skincare goals you can pair up this treatment with hardworking products. It is a win-win situation for people looking to improve the texture of their skin
SkinPen®’s variable needle depth allows for maximum versatility, making it safe and effective to use on many parts of the body, including the face, neck and décolletage. Talk to our friendly therapists to discuss your specific needs.
The science: SkinPen® needles cycle at 100+ stamps/second, potentially creating 1600+ microchannels per second when moving the SkinPen®. This process creates thousands of microchannels that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. This rejuvenates your skin from the inside out. The result is effective remodelling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
Our dermal therapist or doctors thoroughly cleanse your skin and apply a numbing gel 30 minutes before the procedure to avoid any discomfort that may be caused by the micro-injuries on the skin. This will prevent you from feeling potential pain that the procedure may cause.
We use SkinPen®, a medical-grade, state-of-the-art microneedling tool available only through medical professionals. The treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of areas treated and the degree of treatment requested by the patient.
Generally, patients report feeling just the slight vibration of the SkinPen® during the treatment.
After your treatment you receive a complimentary SkinFuse kit containing take-home advanced skincare products:
- Fuse H Lift Skinfuse® to be applied directly after your treatment, specially formulated to provide all the essential nutrients skin requires for rapid and ongoing healing.
- Fuse Repair cream specially formulated to soothe, protect and enhance your skin post-treatment, leaving you ready to step out with the confidence you deserve.
The total healing time depends on each individual. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild to moderate sunburn) for two to four days following the microneedling procedure. Some people may see their skin return to normal in about 24 hours.
The natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress through the course of several weeks. Damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately. You may not see the final result for up to six months following your final session. *Individual results will vary.
The number of procedures required will be based upon your individual procedure goals and the overall health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of three procedures spaced about four weeks apart.
|Face first treatment||$350|
|Face & Neck first treatment||$425|
|Face, Neck & Décolletage first treatment||$500|
|*All treatments include post-procedure LED phototherapy|
|*Price is indicative of a single treatment session (which includes LED light therapy immediately post procedure). Microneedling results vary from person to person, so we do not believe in offering "package deals" that commit you to a specific number of treatments. Where follow up treatments are recommended/needed a discount will apply.|