Collagen Induction Therapy is recommended for:
What is Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)?
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as microneedling, is a non-invasive treatment that is performed through micro-injury to your skin. CIT helps to stimulate the release of growth factors under the skin which results in the synthesis of healthy collagen and elastin formation during the wound healing process. This results in a stronger, healthier collagen and elastin network for a thicker epidermis, improving your skin’s overall health, wellness, texture, and quality.
How is CIT Performed?
At Kontour Medical Aesthetics Inc., our medical practitioner uses an automated medical precision tool that uses a stamp-like motion to perforate the skin to activate the body’s repairing mechanism. CIT is an ideal choice for non-surgical and non-ablative treatment of various skin conditions. It offers the safest method of CIT because it leaves the epidermis (outer layers of your skin) completely intact and undamaged. With the use of a numbing agent during the treatment, CIT is a painless skin rejuvenation procedure with minimal downtime or side-effects.
Who is a Candidate for CIT?
CIT can be used on all skin types and colors to address a wide range of problems such as acne scars, stretch marks, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. This allows for more versatility than lasers, chemical peels, or other common ablative skin treatments which are sensitive to darker skin types.
CIT is a very safe treatment technique to tackle many skin concerns. As with many medical treatments, the main risk is infection of the skin. Our medical practitioners practice clean and sterile aseptic technique with all treatments to avoid the risk of infection.
Significant healing takes place within the first 2 hours post treatment and most clients heal completely within 24-48 hours. However, for those with sensitive skin may require up to 48-72 hours for their skin to fully heal. The total healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin, the depth of repair process required. Slight swelling, heat, and redness is to be expected (like a mild sunburn) which can last up to 2-3 days. Avoid direct sun exposure for 2-3 weeks and throughout the course of your recommended treatment process. Use a sunscreen SPF 25 or higher at all times when going out in the sunlight.