Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as microneedling, involves temporarily causing micro-trauma to the skin’s surface in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing process through the use of ultra-fine microneedles. As part of the body’s in-built response to injury, new collagen is formed. A protein essential in giving the skin strength, structure and elasticity, collagen is what keeps the complexion looking plump and youthful.
Collagen Induction Therapy is used to refine, retexturise and accelerate collagen renewal in the deep dermis. This efficacious treatment addresses a multitude of skin concerns from textural irregularities, enlarged pores, atrophic and hypertrophic acne scarring, fine line and wrinkles. For the best results, a course of treatments is recommended as results are cumulative and will depend on your skin’s condition and the severity of skin concerns.
I like to combine CIT with LED light therapy, which is incredibly soothing post-CIT, along with an infusion of stem cells, growth factors and hydration boosters to really take the results to another level. While it may sound painful, microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment and only targets the skin’s outermost layer, so any damage caused is superficial and the discomfort levels are generally very tolerable.