Automated Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is an aesthetic procedure for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles smoother skin, and even smaller pores! Using the Collagen P.I.N, hyaluronic acid is applied to the skin and tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The feeling associated with microneedling is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, you will always be numbed-up to help with any discomfort. The procedure takes 45 minutes total for the face, time varies based on what area is being treated.
Microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is the same collagen induction therapy but with added benefit by using your own blood’s growth factors stimulate new cell and collagen growth. Adding your PRP with Microneedling gives the most optimal results for smooth, tight and glowing skin.
The benefits of microneedling are vast! Best of all, it can be used on all parts of the body; Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
Immediately after the treatment, you will be red resembling a sunburn with potentially a few marks that look like scratches. The deeper we penetrate the skin, the redder and longer-lasting it will be. This redness/pinkness will last 2-3 days. At the 4-7 day mark, most people start peeling/flaking old dead skin cells. Exfoliating cleansers can be resumed at that point to help speed up this process, however, picking and scrubbing can result in undesired results or irritation.
Some patients notice visible changes to the skin within a week, while others may take several weeks to notice results. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues. Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3-6 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart.