​Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) with Microneedling


​Microneedling (also referred to as collagen induction therapy) uses tiny needles to create hundreds of invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of the skin. This treatment is virtually painless but extremely effective in creating collagen and elastin. The "micro-injuries" created stimulates the body's natural wound healing response which results in accelerated cell turnover, resulting in increased collagen and elastin. Microneedling is a fantastic alternative to fillers & laser treatments and can reverse/prevent the signs of aging. 


​At Elite Aesthetics, we use clinical grade serums to enhance the efficacy of our collagen induction therapy sessions.  Through the application of ingredients such as hyralonic acid, stem cells and tyrosinase inhibitors (like Vitamin C), we increase the body's own natural ability to absorb and utilize these powerful ingredients for maximum skin rejuvenation. Tiny "micro-channels" in the skin are created, resulting in better product absorption and serums are delivered at a much deeper level.


​After 1 session of collagen induction therapy, your body will begin simulating new collagen and elastin. After just a few sessions of microneedling you will notice a significant reduction in fine lines, acne scarring, crow's feet, hyperpigmentation (brown spots) , pore size and deep wrinkles. The result is a more healthy, smooth and youthful looking skin.  


Microneedling (CIT) Q & A


What skin conditions does Microneedling target?

Scarring- surgical, thermal, and acne (scars must be at least 6 months old)
Stretch marks
Cellulite
Enlarged pores
Dyspigmentation (due to sun damage and/ or hormonal imbalances e.g. Melasma)
Fine lines and wrinkles
Loose skin
Dehydrated skin

Scarring- surgical, thermal, and acne (scars must be at least 6 months old)

​When can I 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 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 can I expect after a microneedling treatment?

Immediately following treatment, your skin will have some redness and flushed in appearance like a moderate sunburn. You will also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to the treated area as well as some peeling (depending on the depth). At 24 hours and up to 36 hours, after treatment, little to no evidence of injury to the treated area is visible, however tightness and peeling can occur.

​Is microneedling painful?

The variety of needle cartridges along with the microneedling pen’s ability to gage the needle depth allows this treatment to be customized to fit each of your client needs and comfort levels. Application of local anesthetic numbing cream can prevent treatment discomfort.

How many treatments will I need?

​The number of CIT treatments depends on your current skin condition and goals. Three to four 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. Multiple sessions may be needed to reach their desired results in order to meet expectations.

What contraindicates a CIT treatment?

CIT Pen treatments must be avoided in the following cases:
Keloid or raised scarring.
Pregnancy due to the lack of clinical studies.
Herpes Simplex infections.
Diabetes.
Any facial injections within the past 10 days.
Patients on any blood thinners.
Collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities.
Active bacterial or fungal infection.
Immune-suppression diseases.
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.



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