Collagen Induction Therapy (Micro-needling)
Collagen induction Therapy (also know as Micro-needling) helps safely correct: acne scars, anti-aging, cellulite, scars, skin rejuvenation, stretch marks, uneven pigment and wrinkles. See a full description below
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) using Dermaroller, which is a certified medical device licensed by Health Canada.
Collagen induction Therapy (also know as Micro-needling) helps safely correct: acne scars, anti-aging, cellulite, scars, skin rejuvenation, stretch marks, uneven pigment and wrinkles. The Dermaroller therapy is scientifically backed and clinically proven. CIT is suitable for all skin types and scar depths.
The treatment provides visible results after 1 treatment and results improve with subsequent treatments. (3-6 treatments are typically recommended); 6-8 treatments for scarring. Dermaroller’s design gets results with a minimal amount of penetration force offering a safer more comfortable treatment than ablative laser technologies. CIT treatment healing requires significantly less downtime (2-3 days) verses ablative lasers which can be as long as 2-3 weeks.
Micro-Needling is referred to as a non ablative skin treatment, which means the deeper parts of the skin are treated without removing the top layer of skin. It is designed to treat various skin conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, light scarring from acne and photo-damage (sun damage) and to improve skin colour and texture. Micro-Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) causes the body to respond through:
- The formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers (neo-collagenesis)
- New capillaries for an improved blood supply (neo-angiogenesis)
- Skin will plump and thicken in response
- Reduces the appearance of scars and fine lines and other skin textures
In addition, the channels made from the micro-needles allow topical gels and creams to be absorbed more effectively through the top layer of skin. A numbing cream is applied to the area being treated in order to render this treatment painless. Nonetheless, some pressure sensations will still be felt, although these should not be painful. Recovery time can vary but generally the skin will be pink or red in appearance for 24 to 48 hours, like a sunburn. At The Spa at Ancaster we only use the best and proven technologies. We use the device produced by the company who invented micro-needling. The Genuine Dermaroller and E-Dermastamp is currently the only certified surgical micro-needling device in the world!
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