An Introduction to Collagen Induction Therapy

It’s time to give your fine lines and wrinkles the boot! The holidays are just around the corner and with them come good times with friends and loved ones and festivities galore.

One of the newest and most popular minimally invasive treatments for fine lines and wrinkles is Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) also known as Micro-Needling.

How does it work?

  • Using tiny needles on a medical-grade roller, evenly spaced puncture wounds are made on the skin. The treatment stimulates your body’s natural collagen by generating a wound-healing response – damaging the skin encourages the body to produce new elastin and collagen which thickens and plumps up the skin. This softens fine lines, wrinkles and improves the skin’s texture and tone. The micro-channels also allow serums, gels and platelet rich plasma (PRP) to be more effectively absorbed. CIT can be used on the face and the body.

CIT is suitable for all skin types. You would be an ideal candidate if you want to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, slow the onset of the aging process or improve the appearance of scarring.

Before undergoing treatment, a consultation with Dr. Bertolino is advised to ensure CIT is the right treatment for you.

Prior to a CIT treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied to minimize any discomfort. The CIT roller is then applied to the skin, creating evenly spaced, tiny puncture wounds. The length of the needles on the roller will vary depending on how deep into the skin the needles need to penetrate. The deeper the penetration, the more dramatic the results. Treatment can take anywhere from 15-20 minutes depending on the area being treated, with downtime of one to two days.

Following treatment, your skin will be slightly pink; you may experience some mild bleeding and bruising. A series of two to five treatments is usually recommended to achieve maximum results. You should see full benefits within four to six weeks.

GET YOUR “LOVELY” ON FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Dr. Bertolino offers treatment packages based on the areas to be treated. Call for a consultation appointment, today: (716) 633-6100.

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