Collagen Induction Therapy - Plymouth, MA
What is Collagen Induction Therapy?
Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the improvement of the skin’s texture, tone and color.
During this procedure, a device is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance of wrinkles.
What are the benefits?
Reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture and softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.
Collagen Induction Therapy can also improve the appearance of hyper-pigmentation as well as uneven skin tone, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks. This service can be performed on all parts of the body such as face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back. The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
How is the procedure done in Plymouth?
Your skincare professional will choose the best topical serum for your skin based on your unique needs.
The procedure, also known as microneedling, is completed with the use of a small tool equipped with tiny, sterile needles. Tiny pricks will be made in the top layer of the skin during a Collagen Induction Therapy session. The doctor will likely refer to this tool as a dermaroller or a dermapen. It sounds frightening, but these types of tools can actually be purchased for home use.
When you arrive for your first CIT appointment, you can expect it to take about twenty to thirty minutes...that’s it! At the most, a session of Collagen Induction Therapy will cause minimal to moderate pain. This depends on the pain tolerance of the patient, and managing it can easily be discussed with the doctor beforehand!
What is the downtime?
Immediately after your treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time differs. On average, patients are red for 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours.
What is aftercare like?
When your appointment is complete, you’ll notice a bit of redness, which is very common with any skin stimulation treatment. Redness may last for a couple of days, so make sure to plan your schedule accordingly. Ice packs can be used to reduce and redness or slight swelling that you might experience from the process.
Collagen Induction Therapy can make skin sensitive to certain products, so be sure to take care when applying anything to your face after a session. This rule applies to everything from makeup to skincare products, such as moisturizer and toner. Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin as well. Patients can expect to see improvement in their skin anywhere from forty-eight to seventy-two hours after treatment.
When will I see results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
How many treatments will I need in Plymouth?
Some patients only require a single treatment once a year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at a 6 week interval.
However, as far as moving forward with future treatments, this can be discussed with the doctor after the effects of the first treatment are assessed and documented. It is important not to overindulge in the miracle that is Collagen Induction Therapy. However, most patients find themselves coming back for additional treatments on a schedule carefully monitored by our doctors.
For now, your only job is to enjoy that beautiful skin!
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At Radiant Remedies located in Plymouth, MA our Collagen Induction Therapy is taking over the anti-aging world at an exhilarating pace, and why not? It’s a minimally invasive collagen procedure that gets results rather quickly. With CIT, you’ll see youthful, dewy, plump skin within a matter of weeks, depending on skin type and how many treatments you will require. Book your consultation online today!