Collagen Induction Therapy
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a rediscovered innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars, and improvement of the skin’s texture, tone, and color. During a miconeedling procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to promote collagen and elastin growth. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with softer wrinkles. Microneedling can be combined with Lightwave LED treatments for maximal collagen stimulation. Collagen is the key to firm, youthful skin.
In addition to collagen induction, microneedling has a minimizing effect on hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Microneedling treatments for uneven skin can be done with topical gels, creams and serums. We use the Eclipse MicroPen™ which creates micro-channels allowing topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively.
Microneedling treatment is appropriate for all parts of the body; face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. Typically, the procedure takes 40-50 minutes. We recommend most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. Deeper wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks may require 6-8 sessions. Results can be seen right away; reducing wrinkles, improving texture, tone and overall softer younger-looking skin.
For best results ask about our home microneedling program.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-Rich Plasma comes from your own blood. As a concentrated source of your own platelets, PRP contains and releases several different growth factors that stimulate healing of the skin, improved blood flow, and production of collagen. The doctor will draw a small amount of blood from you and centrifuge the blood to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood. PRP can be used topically with microneedling or as a natural filler.