Microneedling Therapy also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), SkinPen or Dermapen, is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure. Microneedling results in the improvement in skin tone, texture and firmness, as well as smoothing for reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. The serums used are lab-grade and blended specifically for your unique skin. During the treatment a medical pen-like device with 12 tiny needles on the end is used over the skin with serums. The needles are single use and sterile, stainless steel. The mechanical action of the pen allows the needles to puncture the skin and create a controlled injury at a specific depth. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers a natural healing process to fill these micro wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. The channels allow for super absorption of any serum or product applied by up to 2,000 percent.
This treatment actually creates healthier skin and can be used instead of toxic or damaging procedures. Microneedling does not “burn” your skin like peels or more invasive lasers and it does not damage muscles or cause atrophy like botox.
For the best results, a series of at least three treatments are recommended. These should be spaced out at least four weeks. Monthly treatments are ideal for anyone who is serious about taking care of their skin and committed to prevention.
A majority of patients report only a few hours of red or pink sensitive skin and are able to go back to normal activities (with a few cautions) the following day.