What is Microneedling?
Micro needling is also called Collagen Induction Therapy or “CIT” for short. Microneedling has been well documented and researched as a safe and effective treatment for scar reduction – including acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks. We also use microneedling for its antiaging benefits, skin resurfacing, and other skin damage.
Fractional lasers and the SkinStylus MicroSystem (the microneedling system we use at Celebrity Skin) both use collagen induction therapy to create numerous small microchannels throughout the skin. These tiny micro injuries stimulate the body to produce new collagen and remodel the treatment area!
What does Microneedling do?
Microneedling is a fast, safe, and cost-effective alternative to laser resurfacing for overall skin rejuvenation. Collagen Induction Therapy is perfect for the treatment of scarring, wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and pore reduction for large, visible pores. Microneedling effectively treats hard-to-reach areas like around the eyes and nose. It is gentle enough that it can be used for all skin types and colors, and less invasive than lasers.
Is Microneedling painful?
Downtime and pain is subjective, but it is considered to be less painful produce less downtime – if any at all when compared to traditional skin needling.
What type of needles are used?
We use disposable needles to ensure safety and no cross-contamination.
Can I get other treatments with my Collagen Induction Therapy procedure?
Yes! Microneedling can be customized with other treatment modalities like Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaning. A customized formula of vitamins, antioxidants and growth factors will be infused into the dermis to enhance the brightening, lightening and tightening effects.
FAQ about Microneedling
How many treatments will I need?
For best results it is recommended to have a series of treatments, ideally spaced four weeks apart. For people with deep wrinkles, advanced photo aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions.
What do CIT treatments include?
Each CIT Treatment includes Microdermabrasion and Vitamin/Phyto-Nutrient Infusion to maximize healing.
What areas of the body can be treated with Microneedling?
Microneedling can be used to treat your face, neck, chest, arms, legs and other areas of the body.
Does Microneedling hurt?
The treatment is relatively painless but numbing cream is provided and recommended on more sensitive areas like eyes and upper lip. We ask that you show up 45 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out consents and apply numbing cream for your convenience.
Contraindications and Precautions for Microneedling:
- Active acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema or herpes infection
- Sunburns, or recent invasive facial treatments/procedures
- Keloid or raised scars, warts or moles in a treatment area
- HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Scleroderma, blood clotting problems
- Recent facial fillers (past months)
What to avoid before your Microneedling treatment:
- It is best to avoid CIT if you are having an active acne or herpes breakout
- Avoid the use of Retin-A type products the evening prior to treatment
- Stop use of Aspirin / Ibuprofen to avoid bleeding/bruising
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What can I expect AFTER my treatment?
Immediately following CIT, the treatment area may be slightly swollen and feel warm and tight. It will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn. This intensity will subside after a couple of hours and “most” people will recover within the same day or within 24 hours. Avoid the sun, exercise and makeup until the following day. Post-treatment instructions will be provided.
When will I see results?
People notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to six months after treatment as collagen production continues.