Permanent Makeup by Shannon
|Posted on November 4, 2016 at 8:35 PM|
Collagen Induction Therapy Micro needling or Derma Rolling
Collagen Induction Therapy — A Safe, Cost–Effective Treatment for Stretch Marks, Acne Scars, and Wrinkles
What do wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scarring have in common? These are all conditions which have been frustrating physicians and patients in their inability to be effectively treated. Now, at last, a new non–invasive and effective treatment is available.
Not a laser or a deep chemical peel, this exciting option is called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). CIT is a simple procedure that requires minimal down time (no more than four to seven days) and significant, measurable, and sustainable results.
Why and How the Procedure Works
The principle behind Collagen Induction Therapy is simple: to stimulate the body's own production of collagen and elastin, thereby reducing wrinkles and improving skin texture. Collagen Induction Therapy is performed with a MTS roller (using 540 very fine titanium needles) or a tattoo machine with micro-needles. The very fine needles are used to create many microscopic channels deep into the dermis of the skin, which stimulate your body to produce new collagen and elastin. The channels that are created increase penetration of vitamins A and C creams about 1000 times. Vitamins A and C stimulate skin renewal, thereby making the skin appear fresher and younger. I can recommend a few products I love. Studies have also shown CIT is more consistent in increasing the thickness of the skin, thereby erasing wrinkles, stretch marks and smoothing acne scars. CIT eliminates all common negative side affects you may encounter with other treatments. While collagen induction therapy is suitable for almost all patients, it is not recommended for those with active infections such as active acne, chronic skin disorders, poor healing, keloids, or blood clotting problems.
How long is the procedure and how many treatments are needed?
Treatment sessions range from 10 minutes to one hour, depending on the area being treated. This will depend on the degree of the problem and the patient's expectations (number of treatments usually range from three to six). Sessions are often spaced three to six weeks apart.
Collagen Induction Therapy can typically cause the following results in your skin:
• Soften fine lines and wrinkles
• Contribute towards skin thickening
• Reduce the appearance of acne scars and other depressed scars on the body
• Help improve stretch marks
• Aid in the healing of burns
• Reduce large pores
Mechanism of Action in Acne Scar Treatment
Collagen Induction Therapy is a new and effective alternative treatment for scars and stretch marks. Fine microneedles perforate the scar tissue. After sufficient perforation, very fine petechial (blood spots, but no bleeding) will be visible on the skin. Only a few days after the treatment NEW fibroblasts and capillaries will migrate through the punctured scar tissue. This results in new tissue formation to "fill" the former scar. New capillaries result in a significant better blood supply that in return results in an improved regimentation. Collagen Induction Therapy will in general result in a significant improvement of the treated area.
Advantages of Collagen Induction Therapy:
• The process stimulates physiological responses
• The treatment is not painful
• A very short healing period — you may be back in public in 3-5 days
• The treatment is cost effective
• It can be used on thin skin
• There is no permanent damage to the skin
• It can safely be repeated for better results
• It can be used on laser–resurfaced skin
• It can be used on all areas of the face
Results can take three to nine months to fully appear as the body takes time to generate new collagen. The patient, however, sees continual improvement. The procedure takes from ten minutes to over an hour, depending on the area to be treated. Results last as long as 5–10 years or more. For improved results topical vitamins A and C products may be used for at least six months post procedure to ensure the production of healthy collagen and elastin. This procedure has been successfully used to treat wrinkles, the appearance of stretch marks, abdominal laxity, facial and acne scarring, burns and rejuvenation of sun damaged skin on the chest as well as other areas. Pictured below is my Gold Collagen Face Mask that is a wonderful way to end your needling session and get maximum results with the boosted Vitamins in the mask!
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS COMING SOON!!