Collagen Induction Therapy with Dermapen Micro-Needling Improves Skin Surfacing
What is Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) Micro-Needling?
CIT , also known as micro-needling, is an advanced, minimally invasive, and effective skin rejuvenation therapy that stimulates the body’s own natural collagen and elastin production. CIT improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark patches, and scars on the face and body. Renewal SkinCare uses the medical Dermapen® for CIT treatments because of its superior benefits to all skin types, with no downtime, rapid healing time, minimal (if any) discomfort and superior results over older CIT methods. Renewal SkinCare maximizes CIT therapy by combining the Dermapen therapy with Microdermabrasion, and we also offer optional adjunct therapies to maximize long term results.
What skin problems can the Dermapen be used to treat?
- DermaPen may be used to treat:
- Lip wrinkles
- Skin Texture / Tone
- Pore appearance
- Increase product absorption
- Superficial facial wrinkles
- Skin texure on the neck
- Acne Scarring / Trauma Scarring
- Melasma and Pigmentation
- Textural improvements to chest
How exactly does the Dermapen CIT therapy work?
In the hands of our professional skin care experts, the Dermapen creates tiny, evenly-spaced channels on the skin. The depths of these channels vary, depending on the problem being treated. As part of the healing process, new collagen and elastin are produced. This process results in thicker, more plumped up skin, just like when you were younger.
For a more in-depth explanation, watch this video to learn more about how Dermapen works.
How deep into the skin do the DermaPen needles go?
- Needle penetration ranges from a shallow cosmetic depth of 0.25mm to clinical treatment depths up to 2.5mm for acne scarring.
- Very shallow cosmetic holes open the skin long enough for specific treatment serums to penetrate, enabling better effectiveness.
- Mid-level depths can treat superficial sun damage and minor scarring, improving texture, tone and the appearance of pore sizes.
- Deeper levels can improve scars caused by acne, burns, and stretch marks and can result in skin tightening, as well as lessening the appearance of wrinkles.
When will I see results?
For most people, the skin will completely recover in 24-72 hours. A series of 2-3 treatments may be needed for optimal results. Your body’s collagen production usually takes about 4-8 weeks, so you will continue to see dramatic improvements over this time. Scarring improvements happen over 4-6 months.
Is skin needling painful?
For most treatments, the Dermapen is very tolerable and requires no topical numbing. For deeper treatments, we will discuss the options of using a topical numbing gel to be applied prior to the treatment. Your comfort is very important to us! Topical numbing beforehand will require a wait time of up to an hour before the procedure can be done.
Is there any downtime?
Dermapen treatments are so minimally invasive that no downtime is expected. Initially, you will notice some erythema (red appearance) and possible swelling, which may last a day or two (like a sunburn). We will provide you with post-treatment instructions. You will want to wear a good sunscreen and avoid the sun, but there should not be any limits on most regular activities.
Complementary Services and Products
Renewal MD offers other fantastic skin care services that reverse the signs of aging, including strong but gentle chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and our signature Triple Glo Therapy. Laser skin tightening, laser pigment services to remove brown and red spots, and even laser hair removal will all yield excellent results for a long time.
Renewal MD offers medical grade skin care products to improve the health and appearance of your skin and to help maintain the beautiful results achieved with Botox and Wrinkle Fillers. Schedule a free consultation with our skin care specialists to learn more about what would be the best choices for your skin.
“Ever since I did CIT, I get so many compliments on the nature of my skin. People notice that it is firm and smooth. Most people can’t believe I am as old as I am because my skin is so good. I’m really glad I found out about CIT!”