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What are Micro-Needling and Collagen Induction Therapy?

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Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a micro-needling device. CIT is safe and effective on all skin types without the risk of discoloration. The micro-needling procedure can be performed by licensed qualified medical professionals including RN’s, physicians, osteopaths and naturopaths.

CIT is effectively used for:

  • Reducing scars caused by acne, surgery or burns
  • Fading stretch marks
  • Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Evening skin pigmentation
  • Tightening sagging skin

What is the CIT procedure like?

The micro-needling device used looks like a shaving razor with a drum. The drum can differ in widths, and is embedded with up to hundreds of fine micro-needles for penetrating the skin. The entire procedure is all-natural and fast.

How does CIT work?

CIT or micro-needling works by stimulating the immune system and wound-healing mechanisms. As the micro-needles penetrate the skin causing micro-wounds, it triggers an intense inflammatory reaction that begins a cascade of subsequent reactions.

The important point is: a micro-needling intrusion is caused by tiny surgical needles. The skin’s nerve receptors and defense mechanisms sense these fine needle intrusions as a specific type of injury and heals accordingly.