Collagen induction Therapy (CID) starts by using Micro-needling to create micro-wounds in the dermis. These channels allow hyaluronic acid or our bodies own PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to be driven deep into the skin.
This process increases the skins ability to utilize the nutrients up to 3000%. The micro-wounds trigger the body to produce new collagen and elastin. The results are improved skin texture and reduced appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks and acne scars.
What is Micro-needling?
Micro needling treatment uses a hand held needle pen to create controlled depth micro-injuries to the skin. This stimulates the skins natural repair process to produce collagen and elastin.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich plasma is the part of your blood that helps clot a cut. These little “power houses” release proteins called growth factors which stimulate new collagen.
Who is a good candidate?
Anyone that wants to improve skin irregularities.
We advise that you come in for a consultation to fully understand the procedure and all pre and post op information.
How many treatments do I need?
Normally a series of 3-6 treatments is ideal for optimal results. Of course it will truly depend on what condition we are trying to improve and the treatments needed will differ between individuals. When treating acne scars treatments may be greater than 6. Maintenance is also necessary.
How much downtime will I experience?
The majority of patients skin will be red and flushed (like a mild sunburn) for 24-72 hours. It is imperative that you practice safe sun precautions and avoid direct sunlight while your skin is healing.
When will I see results?
Within 2 weeks you will start to see the change that will continue for 3 months
What conditions can be treated or improved with Medical Microneedling?
- Mild to moderate acne scarring (*severe acne scarring, see fractionated resurfacing)
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose and Lax skin
- Skin tone and texture
- Pore Size
- Sun Damaged Skin
- Superficial Pigmentation
- Surgical Scars
- Stretch Marks
- Hair Loss
Micro-needling will help:
- Increase Collagen
- Reduce Wrinkles
- Decrease Appearance of Acne Scars
- Even Skin Tone
- Improve texture
- Stimulate Hair Growth
- Safe on All Skin Colors and types
- Patient with active acne flares are encouraged to be controlled with medication prior to treatment
- Patients with Auto immune conditions will be evaluated prior to treatment