*Collagen Induction Therapy - Micro-needling
Microneedling Before and After
Hyperpigmentation -Acne - Scar Reduction
Photo taken 1 week after the clients second CIT Pen Treatment.
Hyperpigmentation and acne scar reduction was achieved after 2
Skin Tightening and Even Pigmentation
Photo taken after the clients first CIT pen treatment.
Vitamin C & Hyaluronic acid to achieve skin tightening and
Photo taken immediately after the patient's first CIT Pen treatment.
Loose skin was tightened after just 1 micro-needling session
Benefits of Microneedling
Natural Collagen Induction Therapy against acute and/or chronic
Enhance nucleic acids (DNA/RNA & their protein synthesis solution).
Growth hormone stimulating peptides/amino acids.
Stretch mark removal.
Cellulite (fatty cell) diminishment.
Scar removal (including burn & acne scars).
Alopecia * hair restoration.
Reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
There are no known negative side-effects.
Extremely high absorption of any type of active ingredients.
Collagen Induction through controlled mechanical stimulation of the dermis.
It can be used on thin skin.
It can be used on face, neck and body.
Realignment of old collagen bundles.
Complete preservation of the epidermis during the procedure.
No permanent damage to the skin, little to no pain during procedure.
No infection, unsightly discoloration or other complications to treated area.
CIT/Micro-needling is the only skin rejuvenation treatment to target and
regulate 3 key skin cells (Keratinocyte, Melanocyte and Fibroblast) without
compromising the integrity of the epidermis.
Effective on peri and postmenopausal women.
Safe for individuals who have had laser resurfacing.
Less expensive and more effective than laser.
Results may vary per individual.
Contraindications and precautions
Keloid or raised scarring.
Pregnancy due to the lack of clinical studies.
Herpes Simplex infections.
Any facial injections within the past 10 days.
Patients on any blood thinners.
Collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities.
Active bacterial or fungal infection.
Scars less than 6 months old.
Raised moles, warts or raised lesions.
Nodular or Pustular Rosacea
Eczema, Psoriasis, Scleroderma and other chronic conditions.
Treatment cannot be performed if the following is present: Any open cuts, wounds, abrasions, and active acne or cold sores.
Frequently asked Questions
How does CIT work on a cellular level?
As the CIT pen creates micro-channels into the skin, pores are temporarily opened allowing the enhancement serum to be fully penetrated. Micro-point punctures in the skin are created. This is a controlled injury to the skin and is perceived by the body as damage. This stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of Collagen and Elastin. Skin reacts to this CIT treatment by initiating the healing process which encourages your skin to continue to regenerate.
When should a patient expect to see results?
With our automated CIT Pen micro-needling treatments, the skin is tricked into repairing itself. The process of micro-needling skin remodeling can continue to enhance for months after treatment as the skin continues to repair itself. Results can be seen within a few days to a week. Skin naturally heals itself every 45 days so by simply adding micro-needling stimulation the changes can be accelerated and you will see results. Depending on the patients’ expectations and personal goals we recommend a series of CIT Pen sessions to speed up the process and achieve optimum results. However; skin improvement is noticeable after just one treatment!
What to expect after a CIT pen treatment?
Immediately following treatment, your skin will have some redness and flushed in appearance like a moderate sunburn. The will also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to the treated area as well as some peeling depending on the depth. 24 hours and up to 36 hours there is little to no evidence of injury to the treated area, however tightness and peeling can occur.
Can the CIT Pen be used on ethnic skin types?
Skin needling can be safely performed on all skin colors and types. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation as the melanocytes remain intact (as long as post-care instructions are followed).
Other invasive procedures such as laser resurfacing are not recommended for Asian or African American skin due to the potential risks of delayed wound healing, pigment changes, and scarring. However, with Collagen Induction Therapy/ Micro-needling, the potential risks on ethnic skin are unlikely due to the epidermis remaining intact.
How many treatments will each patient need?
The number of CIT treatments depends on your current skin condition and goals. 4-6 treatments may be needed for moderate acne scars. Scars from thermal burns and stretch marks may require between 6-10 CIT sessions. The added Collagen lasts up to 12 months and a refresher treatment is recommended every 6 months to 1 year in order to fight the signs of ageing. Your client should be advised that multiple sessions may be needed to reach their desired results in order to meet their expectations.
Is Micro-needling/CIT painful?
The variety of needle cartridges along with the CIT Pen’s ability to gage the needle depth allows this treatment to be customized to fit each of clients’ needs and comfort levels. Application of local anesthetic numbing cream can prevent treatment discomfort and can be discussed during consultation.
Are there any side effects to micro-needling/CIT?
This treatment typically recovers at a rapid rate & redness subsides within 24
hours. Negative side effects should not take place if you are following proper
protocol. Swelling during the recovery phase can occur, skin infection with
bacteria (rare) or herpes simplex virus (cold sores), Milia, which can be easily
removed and mild acne flare ups may occur after the treatment. If any of these
symptoms persist and/or worsen please have your client seek immediate medical
attention. As the microscopic channels to the skin close quickly, postoperative
wound infection is extremely rare. Emollients and/ or topical antibiotics may be
prescribed, if considered necessary by your Dr.
Safety and Sanitation:
All disposable cartridges are equipped with a silicone lock to prevent back flow.