What is Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) also known as Micro-Needling?
By now I’m sure we’ve all heard how important Collagen is for youthful looking complexion. Often, we find serums and moisturizers that are topically applied to help boost our collagen levels. While these are effective, the results are minimal and can take a long time to see. CIT is a solution that allows your Skin to create its own collagen, by up to 400%.
Collagen Induction Therapy is a facial rejuvenation treatment that uses very short thin needles to create micro channels in the skin. These microinjuries cause the skin to react, starting a controlled wound healing process, releasing growth factors that lead to the creation of new collagen and elastin growth. This process continues, boosting new collagen production, for up to a year after treatment.
Collagen is the protein that gives us our youthful, smooth complexion, and we have plenty of it when we are young. However, as we age, our collagen begins to breakdown. This leaves our skin looking thinner, making our imperfections appear more vivid. Elastin, also a protein, works with collagen to help our skin rebound to its original state after being stretched or pulled. Production of elastin slows as we age, resulting in our skin slackening and the formation of wrinkles.
What this translates to, is after just one treatment, you will have an immediately smoother, softer feeling complexion. You will see a reduction in scarring, pigmentation issues, and wrinkles over the course of your treatments and healthier, thicker skin within 6 months. CIT is even precise enough to allow us to work close to the delicate skin areas of the eyes and lips which are often overlooked.
Unlike lasers and other advanced treatments, CIT does not use any heat. This means there is no risk of discoloration or scarring, making it safe for all skin types. CIT can even effectively address concerns like melasma and broken capillaries.
There is also virtually zero downtime with this facial treatment. Skin will have a redness, like a sunburn, for 1-3 days after the treatment, with most people feeling comfortable being outside without any makeup after a day.
How do you decide if Collagen Induction Therapy is right for you?
This treatment is perfect for someone looking for a way to achieve skin that looks and acts more youthful but without harsh treatments and chemicals.
At Spa E’vie our goal is to help you achieve the healthiest results, from the inside out, as naturally as possible. If you are interested in Collagen Induction Therapy call and schedule your consultation today.
~ Contributed by Lauren Wiebel, LE