Collagen Induction Therapy for Scar Reduction: The Facts You Need to Know
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A recent study found that society perceives scars negatively. In fact, people who suffer from scars often have depression or low-self esteem. Luckily, there are now ways to remove stubborn scars via collagen induction therapy.
If you want to improve your scars, keep reading this article to learn more about CIT. We promise you won’t regret it!
How to Reduce Scars with Collagen Induction Therapy?
Those who suffer from acne will want to reduce their scars after their skin clears up. Many will try different serums, creams, and treatments do so. However, topical methods are not effective in removing scar tissue.
Therefore, it’s best to reduce scars with collagen induction therapy instead. But you might be wondering what is collagen induction therapy?
For starters, collagen induction therapy is a procedure that helps with acne scars, burn scars, incision scars, stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles, and it was discovered by tattoo artists. Some places may refer to this procedure as Microneedling, Derma Rolling, skin needling, or dry tattooing. However, the overarching terminology is collagen induction therapy.
The process works by taking microscopic needles and puncturing the skin, creating controlled micro-injuries. The concept behind CIT is that the body will begin to create new collagen during the wound healing process.
Not only that, this treatment can break up scar tissue effectively.
In fact, breaking up scar tissue is very hard because of how deep and tight they sit. So this treatment is the best for any minor or severe scarring!
Different Types of CITs
While more widely available micro-needling devices use fixed cartridges and more suitable wider surfaces, skin needling or dry tattooing is very special because it can be tailored to target various scars pinpoint by choosing different configurations of needles. The configuration will depend on the size and type of the scar.
Unlike a traditional or paramedical tattoo, which camouflages the scars with ink, skin needling does not use pigments. Instead, the skin will remodel itself from within.
Can Anyone Get Collagen Induction Therapy?
Scar reductions with CIT may not be for everyone. Here is a list of those who are not the best candidates for CIT:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- People on and recent history of certain medications such as oral acne medications
- People who have open wounds or sores on their treatment areas
- Cancer patients or recent oncology treatments
- Diabetic patients
- Recent or upcoming surgeries
- Epilepsy patients
- People who are prone to keloid scarring
- Autoimmune diseases
Why we do not recommend CIT under these circumstances is that the procedure causes skin breakage. And if your skin is already compromised because of other factors, CIT may be too much for your body.
The list here is not comprehensive and some of them are not hard no. It is important to go through proper consultation before taking the procedures.
How Many Treatments Are Needed to See Results?
Typically, you will need to have around 3 to 6 treatments. Although, most clients report seeing a difference after one treatment. Nevertheless, it’s best to have this procedure done multiple times to get the best results.
Each treatment will spread out four to six weeks from one another. The treatments should spread out to allow the skin to heal. More importantly, the skin will make the needed collagen in between treatments and the skin will have more elasticity over a longer period of time.
Benefits of Collagen Induction Therapy
There are multiple benefits of CIT! For example, scar reduction and renewed skin cells. But let’s get into the details of these benefits!
1. Smooths Out Wrinkles
Wrinkles occur when collagen and healthy fat deplete from the face. Many times, women will try taking oral collagen supplements. However, these will not work as your body cannot absorb new collagen — it can only create it.
CIT works by stimulating the skin to create collagen. Thus, reducing scars and fine lines! So consider CIT, if you have pesky fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
2. It’s a Minimally Invasive Procedure and no Wearing Off
You can indeed get injectables and lifting surgeries to get help with fine lines and wrinkles. However, these procedures do have some downtimes or the results are temporary. And if you’re like most people, you probably do not have the time or resources for any downtimes.
Luckily, CIT is a minimally invasive procedure. Downtime is about a day. You also won’t need any pain medications as you would need with surgery or other procedures. Unlike injectables, CIT utilizes the body’s regenerative response, it doesn’t wear off.
3. Reduces Acne Scars
One of the biggest benefits of collagen induction therapy is its ability to reduce acne scars. Acne scarring is probably one of the most hated factors of healing from acne.
There is an over-saturation of products that claim to reduce your acne scars. And if you’ve already tried everything, to no avail then CIT could be your next stop.
Until recently, it is believed that CIT should not be performed on active acne. But good news to those with acne skins, recent studies show CIT is can be performed on active acne and improves the situation!
However, not all grades of acne can be treated with CIT. It is, again, very important to go through a proper consultation first. Overall, the procedure does help with skin texture, acne scarring, and post-inflammatory erythema, and hyperpigmentation.
4. You Can Also Do It on Other Areas of the Body
CIT is not only for the face, you can also have this procedure done on your body. For example, it can get help with burns, stretch marks, incisions, and stitch scars!
You can also do it on your legs and arms for reducing other accidental scars. But most importantly, CIT can help remove surgical scars and stretch marks.
5. Brighter Skin
Everyone with acne scars can attest to having dull skin at times. Luckily, CIT can enhance your skin’s overall clarity. In fact, after just a treatment, you will start to see your skin have a glow and radiant appearance!
The Best Skin of Your Life
Collagen induction therapy should not be an afterthought if you’re serious about your scar healing journey. And we hope you feel more comfortable about CIT, after reading everything you need to know!
So if you’re ready to put an end to scars, contact us today and book an appointment with one of our CIT specialists