At Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we are proud to offer a minimally invasive technique that restores your youthful, glowing skin. Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as microneedling therapy, is an FDA-approved treatment that utilizes your body’s natural healing process to rejuvenate your new skin tissue.
CIT, or microneedling works by penetrating the skin’s surface, resulting in a tiny wound that is not seen by the naked eye. Although this wound is minuscule, it stimulates the body’s natural healing process and causes fibroblasts to produce more collagen in new tissue. The fibroblasts then turn into myofibroblasts (or muscle fibroblasts) and these myofibroblasts pull on the collagen and tighten the skin. These two components are necessary for reversing aging skin and redness. Additionally, there is no removal or significant damage to existing collagen production, so the new collagen is combined with the existing levels. Over time, patients see an improvement in the skin texture and its general health.
CIT can have many benefits, especially for patients who have stretch marks, atrophic acne scars, redness, wrinkles, inflammation, or hyperpigmentation.
Generally, Dr. Stanislaw will recommend a course of six procedures with three to five-week intervals for optimal results. However, treatment is performed based on your individual goals and skin type. After your sessions, the maintenance of a healthy, beautiful appearance may require two to four treatments every year.
This ultimately depends on the extent of your treatment and your body’s healing capabilities. The skin remodeling can continue for months after each treatment, but most people can notice visible results within a week. Generally, it takes up to three months for full results to develop.
Almost all body parts can receive a CIT treatment, including the face, around the eyes, neck, body, arms, and legs. However, a consultation with Dr. Stanislaw is necessary to determine the best areas of treatment for your desired results. He may also recommend other cosmetic procedures that may produce similar results.