Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) or more commonly known Microneedling is one of the latest trends in this quest to stay youthful.
It is a cosmetic procedure that uses fine sterile needles to puncture the skin and create a controlled skin injury in order to rejuvenate the skin. CIT / Microneedling is used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues.
Most anyone can have the procedure performed as long as they do not have any active infections, lesions, or any known wound healing problems.
Microneedling is typically performed in a series of four to six sessions, spaced about a month apart. During the procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied and then a tool called a derma roller is used to insert tiny stainless steel needles into the skin to cause micro injuries creating micro-channels. The idea is that by using the dermal roller and penetrating the skin creating micro-channels encourages your body to send healing agents (elastin and collagen) to the cuts to repair them. The body is forced to make new collagen to fill them in and heal them.