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Collagen Induction Therapy

Collagen Induction Therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that is used to rejuvenate the skin and build new collagen.  CIT induces collagen production by using 12 sterile micro-needles to create hundreds of tiny invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin.  Each micro-injury creates a channel that triggers the body’s own natural wound healing processes, releasing a cascade of growth factors.  This in turn results in increased collagen and elastin production, improving signs of aging, lines & wrinkles, texture, and scarring.

 

Benefits

 

  • Stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin

  • Improves many skin conditions

  • Effective in addressing deep acne scars

  • Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles

  • Treats sun damage and hyperpigmentation

  • Treats aging skin by rebuilding collagen and elastin

  • Shrinks pores

  • Allows skin to effectively absorb topical products

  • Improves texture and smooths surface

 

Process

 

To begin, skin is pre-cleansed to remove all traces of debris.  Next, numbing cream is applied to the skin to reduce discomfort (about 20 minutes), then sterilized with isopropyl alcohol.  A collagen growth factor serum will then be applied as treatment begins and reapplied throughout the entire treatment for maximum benefit.  Once completed a repair mask will soothe and deliver crucial hydration to the skin and also deliver essential properties.  Serums containing growth factors and healing agents are applied along with a moisturizing barrier cream. It is highly recommended and very beneficial to follow treatment with a homecare remedy over the next 28 days while skin is repairing and turning over new cells.  Professional homecare products are available for purchase.

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Do not wax or use depilatory creams for 5-7 days prior.

  • Avoid taking Accutane for 6 months prior to treatment.

  • Do not use topical agents such as retinoids, exfoliants, topical antibiotics or acids for 5-7 days prior to treatment.

  • Do not take anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, or Advil for at least 3-5 days prior to treatment.

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning beds for 5-7 days prior to treatment.

  • If you are prone to cold sores or fever blister breakouts, take an antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and the day of the treatment.

  • Do not get Botox injections for 14 days prior to or after treatment.

  • Do not get dermal fillers for 14 days prior to or after treatment.

  • Wait 1 month before/after any laser procedure.

  • No active acne, Herpes/cold sores, or open lesions at the time of your treatment.  If you have a history of Herpes/cold sores, it is suggested to use an anti-viral medication 2-3 days before your treatment.

  • It is important to drink lots of water!

 

Post Treatment Instructions

 

  • Do not apply any sunscreen for 6 hours after treatment.  Use an SPF of 30 or higher DAILY and wear a wide brim hat if you are going to be outside for any length of time.

  • Avoid any suntanning or prolonged sun exposure for at least 2 weeks.

  • Do not wash your face for at least 6 hours after treatment. 

  • Use a gentle cleanser only, no scrubs or AHA's!  Only pat dry with a soft towel.

  • Use tepid water only.

  • Do not apply any makeup for least 24 hours.  

  • Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications for 3-5 days (Advil, Ibuprofen, etc.)

  • A cool compress can be used for any discomfort.  No direct ice.

  • Avoid strenuous exercises, Jacuzzis, or saunas for 48 hours.

  • Use moisturizer / barrier cream / serums morning and night.

 

Healing Process

 

A sunburn-like effect and feel is perfectly normal for the first 48 hours.  Your skin may feel tight, dry, and sensitive to touch so with gentle care!  Some light peeling can occur in 3-5 days after the treatment and you may notice dryness and flakiness which is due to an increased turnover of skin cells.  DO NOT pick, scratch, or scrub at any areas of treated skin, you must allow old skin to flake off naturally!  Use a moisturizer/barrier cream day and night to help with dryness and now is the time to apply your growth factor serums as they will penetrate easily for maximum benefit to the skin.

 

You may begin to see improvement in as little as 3 days and skin will continue to much improve over the next 6 weeks as new cells regenerate.

 

Depending upon your skin's condition, age, or issues of concern, additional treatments may be needed to reach your ultimate skin care goal.  Repeat treatments are spaced 4-5 weeks apart.

 

Cost per treatment

 

$225 / single treatment

$399 / 2 series package

$599 / 3 series package

 

If you have any questions, you may contact me at (860) 878-9010 or email AboutFaceBySusan@gmail.com.

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