Collagen induction therapy, or CIT, is becoming very popular with patients seeking to turn back the signs of aging. However, it is equally valuable for patients who want to reduce the appearance of stretch marks or scars they have developed from acne, surgery, or a traumatic injury. Before recommending collagen induction therapy, you want to be sure it’s the right choice for your patient, and that they are ready to proceed.
What Are Their Aesthetic Goals?
An increasing number of women – and men – are interested in erasing fine lines and wrinkles brought on by aging. Collagen induction therapy uses microneedling to trigger the body’s natural skin remodeling process, so it is also ideal to help reduce scarring and stretch marks.
SkinPen®, a device to perform collagen induction therapy, is precise. It is easier to use than other CIT devices such as dermal rollers, so you can reach very small areas and also treat large surfaces. SkinPen® allows you to adjust needle depth from .25mm to 2mm, to individually tailor each procedure according to the patient’s skin thickness and desired outcome.
Collagen induction therapy does significantly affect the epidermis, so it’s safe for repeated procedures. This can be a confidence-builder for patients who aren’t sure just how much change to expect. They can see results that improve with each procedure.
What Areas Of The Body Are Concerning To Them?
Using SkinPen® microneedling is compatible with virtually every part of the body. It may be used on the face, including around the eyes and mouth. Collagen induction therapy may also be used on other parts of the body such as the neck, décolletage/chest, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.
Because the epidermis remains relatively intact, microneedling may also be considered for every skin type – any color or thickness.
Collagen Induction Therapy Is Ideal For All Patients Who Want:
- A safe, minimally-invasive option that is chemical-free.
- A cost-effective alternative to laser procedures.
- Minimal downtime. Patients may experience mild to moderate redness immediately following the procedure, but in most people, this disappears within 24 hours.
- Short appointments. The procedure can take as little as 30 minutes, depending on the number, size and location of areas being treated.
In short, microneedling has universal appeal. It’s safe and convenient. And virtually anyone can benefit. If your patient wants to reduce the appearance of fine lines or scars, they are ready for CIT with SkinPen®.