Microneedling / Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a procedure that improves the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, loss of firmness, brown spots and stretch marks by stimulating the skin’s natural ability to repair itself. A device with tiny, sharp needles is used to create hundreds of micro-channels in the skin. This process triggers the skin to release growth factors and cytokines, producing more collagen and elastin, resulting in younger looking skin.
During a treatment, the skin is first numbed using a topical OTC anesthetic cream that keeps the client comfortable during the procedure. The micro-needle glides effortlessly over the skin with the use of a topical serum to create a glide on the skin’s surface. We recommend using NeoGenesis Skin Serum for the perfect amount of glide while infusing the patented S²RM® technology for faster healing with less inflammation. The micro-channels created are a pathway for the delivery of optimal ingredients into the skin while keeping the barrier intact. This is what makes CIT preferable to many of the ablative treatments available which destroy the top layer of the skin. The channels close up very quickly so there is minimal risk of infection or hyperpigmentation (brown spots).
CIT is a well tolerated and cost effective treatment that is suitable for most skin types and conditions, including sensitive skin, darker skin, Rosacea, fine and deep lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, acne, scarring and stretch marks. It may be performed on the face or body with excellent results. Due to the channels created in the skin, the skin will be red and feel irritated for a few hours after the procedure with possible light peeling days 3 – 5 after the treatment. Continued improvement may be seen 4 to 6 months after the initial treatment. For best results, a series is recommended. Please consult with your skin care professional to design the best plan for your skin.
NeoGenesis and Microneedling are a perfect match. Our Recovery Serum boosts the skin’s ability to regenerate using the patented S²RM® technology and may be applied both before and directly after the needling is complete. Inflammation and irritation will be dramatically reduced while the skin benefits directly from added growth factors. Intensive Moisturizer will keep the skin hydrated and improve barrier function before, during and after the treatment.
Microneedling treatments, as performed by Estheticians, are regulated by the governing Board in each state. Some states allow Estheticians to perform Microneedling under very specific guidelines while other states do not allow Estheticians to perform it at all. It is important to contact the State Board that the Esthetician is licensed and working in for the complete guide to Estheticians performing Microneedling in each state.