Collagen Induction Therapy
What is it collagen induction therapy (CIT)?
Collagen induction therapy (CIT) is an aesthetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles.
CIT can be done by either of the following procedures –
How collagen induction therapy (CIT) works?
The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through the process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, fine lines, wrinkles and stretch marks.
What are indications of CIT?
Fine Lines and wrinkles.
Surgical and accidental scars.
Skin pore size reduction.
What are the contraindications this procedure?
Active infection on treatment site.
What are the advantages of collagen induction therapy (CIT)?
It does not take much time to do the procedure.
Dermatologist can do this procedure in OPD basis.
What are the disadvantages of this procedure?
To find desire results, you have to do many sittings.
How much time required to do the collagen induction therapy (CIT)?
On an average 45 to 60 minutes.
How much interval require between two the CIT?
3 to 6 weeks.
How many sittings required?
To see good result 8 to 12 sittings.
Do I require maintenance procedure?
Yes, to keep looking young.
Is collagen induction therapy (CIT) painful?
Not much after applying anesthetic cream for 30 to 45 minutes.
Is the result permanent?
Yes for acne scars and for other indications maintenance procedure required.
Which are the typical areas that treated?
Face is the most common area but almost on all body part we can do the procedure.
What care require before and after procedure?
Use sunscreen and sun protection and creams and medication recommended by doctor. Avoid using irritating products like glycolic acids, Retinoid products, Alpha Hydroxi Acid or fragranced creams and lotions are typically avoided after the procedure.
How much will be recovery time?
2 to 3 days.
Can we combine this procedure with other procedures?
We can combine CIT with following procedures to get desire result –
What are the side effects of collagen induction therapy (CIT)?
Mild redness, swelling and pain but after taking medication prescribed by doctor hardly any side effects.