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 Micro-needling, is an FDA-approved treatment that utilizes your body’s natural healing process to rejuvenate your skin.
CIT utilizes microneedles that penetrate 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 the skin. 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 restoring new and healthy skin. Additionally, there is no removal or significant damage to existing collagen of the skin, so the new collagen is added to the existing levels. Over time, patients see an improvement in the suppleness, thickness, and general condition of the skin.
CIT can have many benefits, especially for patients who have stretch marks, acne scars, scars, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
Generally, Dr. Stanislaw will recommend a course of six treatments with three to five-week intervals for optimal results. However, this is personalized based on your specific cosmetic concerns and your skin type. After your sessions, maintenance of healthy, beautiful skin 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 visible results can be seen within a week. Generally it takes up to three months for full results to develop.
Almost any part of the body 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 treatments that may produce similar results.