What is Microneedling Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and what can it do for my skin?

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) / Microneedling Treatment is a minimally-invasive procedure that aims to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, severe and moderate acne scars by stimulating existing collagen and elastin. CIT, also known as microneedling, has become quite popular with both patients and clinicians because it is safe and highly effective!

What are the benefits of Microneedling?

  • Reduces the signs of ageing and oily open pours
  • Improves the appearance of severe or moderate acne scarring such as boxcar, ice-pick scar & rolling scars
  • Reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
  • Strengthens fragile capillary networks.
  • Encourages and regenerates collagen and elastin to improve the skins overall structure, function and appearance.

Microneedling downtime and side effects

Immediately after the treatment, your skin will most likely be red and flushed (similar in appearance to a mild sunburn). You may also experience skin tightness and slight sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will reduce over the following few hours after your treatment and will have completely subsided by the next day.

You may experience slight redness for a few days post-treatment. 3 to 5 days after your treatment, your skin is likely to feel a little dry and be flaky in some areas and you will notice a difference in the skin. This is due to the fast cellular turn over post-treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

Each person’s skin conditions are unique and require different levels of treatment. Your skin treatment therapist will determine the number of treatments to undergo. The number of treatments will be determined by your skin goals (i.e. erase visible acne scars) and also by the health of your skin, making it important to prepare your skin before your first derma CIT treatment.

As a general rule 3 to 5 treatments, every 2-3 weeks are performed to achieve optimal results. You will then be given a maintenance plan to sustain your results and aftercare cream is provided.

How does Fibroblast work?

During the procedure a tiny plasma flash also referred as an electrical arc is discharged from the tip of a handpiece. The tool itself never touches the skin however plasma flash creates a tiny dot upon contact. This innovative technology uses a sublimation process, turning solid directly to gas to tighten skin tissue. Targeted tissue sublimation causes no damage to the surrounding areas or deeper skin layers.

Further points are applied creating a symmetrical grid over the treatment area. Effects are noticeable right away with full results become visible after 2-4 weeks.

Patients can resume regular activities right away with minimal discomfort.

How long does Fibroblast last

Most patients will see results immediately and you should expect to see the full results of your treatment after around three months. Fibroblast procedure results typically last for three to five years.

Is plasma lift better than Botox & fillers?

For those looking for a treatment which won’t alter their facial expressions, Plasma Lift may be a good alternative to Botox which is not only safe, but its effects can last up to three to five years!

It works more favourably than any current treatment for lip lines caused by smoking and aged skin. Fibroblast does not require a top-up like Botox & fillers and is a better cost-effective investment in the long run compared to injectables.

How long is recovery and healing?

Recovery time is 7 to 10 days. The tiny scabs fall off usually after one week, as the treated area begins to heal, you will notice the drying out process whereby a brown/black crust develops on the surface of the skin. This will flake off after a few days but in some cases can take up to 10 days.

You may experience redness 1- 3 days after the treatment and swelling may also occur (eyelid treatments) After 5-7 days, the small carbon scabs will have fallen off. Slight redness is no longer visible after 3 weeks at the latest. Aftercare cream is provided to keep the area moist and ease irritability whilst you heal.

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