CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy)
CIT, also called Holistic Microneedling refers to penetrating the skin with very small needles. The needles penetrate the skin to a desired depth in order to induce collagen production and increase transdermal absorption of products through the skin. The needles cause a micro injury that stimulates the body's natural healing response thus inducing collagen production. Microneedling is a cost effective, non-invasive treatment that targets a wide range of skin concerns with long term visible results. Microneedling is a natural, safe and effective anti-aging solution.
Microneedling is a natural treatment that is effective for improving the appearance of the skin:
- Stimulates collagen to tighten the skin
- Improves appearance, tone, texture and elasticity of the skin
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Increases circulation and lymphatic flow
- Effective treatment of acne, rosacea, pigmentation damage, sun damage, enlarged pores & scarring
- Increases transdermal absorption
How does microneedling compare to other conventional cosmetic treatments?
Microneedling is a safe and effective alternative to intense pulsed light (photofacials), microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser resurfacing and cosmetic injectibles. Microneedling is a non-ablative treatment that leaves the epidermis intact. The tiny needle punctures disappear within hours maintaining our natural barrier for protection. The recovery time is minimal and the results are very natural looking.
What is involved in a microneedling treatment?
Microneedling is based on the principals of acupuncture and mesotherapy. The Skin Bar performs holistic microneedling using a German engineered Nouveau Contour Digital ranging between 0.5mm and 1mm. The pararmedical needling is rolled over the skin creating microscopic punctures in the epidermis and dermis that encourage collagen induction using the skin's natural healing response. In addition, transdermal absorption is significantly increased permitting vital nutrients to be absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin known as a form of mesotherapy. We conclude the session with utilizing the Celluma LED Light Therapy Device to further encourage new cell growth and reduce inflammation. We will create a custom rejuvenation plan that is ideal for your skin's needs.
Why is microneedling so effective?
Microneedling does not damage the skin but causes a micro injury that the body recognizes and then repairs by removing old damaged collagen and replacing it with a new collagen matrix leading to a thicker, healthier skin over the course of several months. The natural healing process makes microneedling so effective and the results get better over time.
Is there any downtime?
Your skin will appear and feel like a mild sunburn for 12-24 hours but will be visibly healed within 48 hours but the body will continue the healing process for several months which means the results will continue to improve over time as your body does the work for you.
What is required for post care?
For the first 48 hours, we recommend that you only use gentle, natural/organic products, clean with no chemicals, on your skin as it is very absorbent post microneedling procedure. We also advise you not to wear make up for the first 48 hours, always use a natural sunscreen (clean no chemicals) and avoid prolonged and direct exposure to sunlight for 5-7 days.
How many treatments will I need?
Although you will definitely see visible results after your first treatment, the effects of microneedling are cumulative and continuous as the skin rejuvenates naturally over several months. A series of 6-8 treatments spaced two weeks apart is recommended to start with maintenance treatments every 6-12 weeks.
Healthy skin = beautiful skin.
- 30 minute session 100
- Purchase 5 and receive 1 complimentary
- Purchase 10 and receive 1 complimentary plus a 60 minuteoxygen facial