What is Microneedling CIT?
Microneedling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) wherein tiny needles are inserted into the skin using a device that is usually a manual, fixed-needle roller or an electric-powered “pen.” The creation of abundant microchannels in the skin stimulates the wound healing cascade, releasing an abundance of various growth factors and facilitating the formation of new collagen and elastin.
What does Microneedling CIT do?
Microneedling produces substantial improvement of scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, skin lines or laxity, pigment and melasma, and large pores. It:s not associated with significant downtime or any potential severe side effects, and the significant clinical results achieved with a treatment series.
What is a Microneedling CIT treatment?
Treatment takes one hour total, including time for topical numbing of your skin. Photos will be taken before your first treatment. Once the numbing gel is removed, treatment with our ACS Pen is quick. A serum combination will be selected specially to suit your skin health needs, as micro-needling allows for deeper delivery of active ingredients into the skin. Post-treatment you will be red, and your skin may feel tight, similar to a sunburn. The majority of the redness will dissipate within 48 hours. Your skin may peel as it heals.
Why choose LiveYoung Medical for Microneedling CIT?
It is essential when considering micro needling CIT to choose an experienced practitioner and the best device, as there are many different options available. At LiveYoung, we use the ACS Pen, a Swiss-made, state of the art device that is the culmination of 30 years of scientific research. The ACS Pen is unique and stands out from its competitors in the way that its linear (rather than circular) needle design allows for minimal tissue trauma while delivering intensive treatment that is accurate, controlled, and comfortable. Dr. Sweeney and the staff at LiveYoung are experienced medical personnel trained in skin assessment and delivery of therapy and can deliver medical needling results which set your experience apart from that of a spa. Book a consultation with us to allow us to assess your skin and discuss with you in depth your wishes and concerns for treatment, and see if micro needling is right for you.