CIT, or micro-needling, allows your provider to make punctures in the skin, creating super-tiny channels, invisible to the naked eye. This will stimulate the body to produce new collagen and elastin, the skin’s connective tissue and the structural matrix responsible for smooth texture and elasticity. It also allows for active ingredients to penetrate exactly to the dermis where they can immediately get to work.
When dealing with plumping, refining and smoothing the skin, it’s getting to the dermis that poses the greatest challenge. The number of treatments will vary from patient to patient and condition to condition, of course. For anti-aging patients who want to firm the face or neck, vitamin A and vitamin C are efficacious; a minimum of 3 sessions are recommended. Depending on their severity, acne scars usually respond well to vitamin A as well and may take multiple procedures over many months to see dramatic results. CIT can also be used as an easy complexion pick-me-up. Combined with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, micro-needling can deliver instant plumping, making it a great treatment to do a few days before a big event.