Who does it? Professional microneedling procedures are carried out our trained esthetician practitioner. Professional skin microneedling can take anywhere from 1-2 hr, depending on skin type, area(s) requiring treatment. Note: This does not include the skin preparation time. Note: Though there are home kits available online, these do not offer the same results as a professionally performed treatment.
What is the proces? Prior to starting the skin needling procedure the skin is numbed with a topical anesthetic in order to prevent discomfort. Once the local block has been applied, the practitioner will choose an appropriate needle type and depth to administer on client skin. This process will cause tiny puncture injuries in the outer layer of the skin and this will cause the skin to produce new collagen which could potential last for up to one year. This process however, will not leave any scars or bruising.
What shall I expect after the treatment? Upon completion of the procedure there will be a slight redness an raised areas and the skin will also feel tight and slightly sensitive to the touch. Most of this irritation will dissipate within 24 hrs and the area should be completely healed within days. Three to five days later, no one will be able to tell that you just had a procedure.
After doing the treatment: Clients typically begin to see results quickly however long term result are shown within six to eight weeks. Results can last 6 months to 1 year depending on how many treatments have been administered. Significant improvement to the skin can be achieved through a course of 3-6 sessions. Cycles can be at intervals of 10 days to 4 weeks to achieve the very best results. Finally, it is strongly recommended that patients use recommended home skin care regime between visits to maximize the results of the procedure.
What body parts can be treated with CIT? The scalp, face, neck, decollete, hands, abdomen, or other parts of the body.
Am I a candidate for CIT? CIT is suitable for most clients since natural collagen production stops between the ages 30-40. It is not recommended for individual with active skin or body infections, chronic skin diseases/disorders, chronic infections, blood clotting problems, immune compromised state for any reason, poor healing abiltiy, or a history of hypertrophic scarring or keloids.
What is the recovery time / downtime after a CIT treatment?
Immediately after the procedure, the skin is sensitive and pink and may or may not have pinpoint blood visible on the surface. Mild swelling, raising of the skin and pinkness (like a sunburn) may occur for 24-72 hours. The micro perferation will close within 24 hrs. It is safe to resume normal activities after the procedure. Heavy perspiration is to be avoided for 48 hrs after treatement. Exposure to direct sun, salt, chorine, tanning beds, spray tan products should be avoided for 7-10 days. We recommend waiting until the next day to wash, shower, exercise and to apply make-up.
When do I expect to see results?
Though some immediate results will be evident, the most significant improvement is gradual and improve substantially by stacking CIT treatments UP TO 4 weeks apart for most dramatic results (depending on service depth and skin condition). It will take 90 days for the collagen remodeling process to fully begin and this will continue for approximately 4 months after the CIT treatment (individual results will vary). A vital part of the skin's rejuvenation is our customized skin care regimen, which gives the best results possible. Our prescriptive skin care regimen should be continued after the procedure to ensure healthy production collagen and elastin for desired skin goals; younger, smoother, overall healthier skin.
What changes can be expected with CIT?
The skin will appear smoother, more plump and youthful with less visible fine lines. Stretch marks and acne scars will improve. Pigmentation irregularities can also improve for a more consistent overal tone. On the whole, skin tone and texture will improve while creating a natural, more youthful look.
How long do the effects of CIT last?
The effects varying from person to person. Frequency and consistency of the treatments make a marked difference in the longevity of the treatment. As the skin ages, some of the new collagen also ages. Fortunately, maintenance therapy can be effectively used to continue improving skin's appearance. Therefore we recommend maintenance treatments every 3-6 months to optimize skin's results.
Can I get botox or fillers in conjunction with CIT?
Yes. Based on your desired goals, our esthetician specialist will recommend a treatment plan and referral to our associate professional, Fountain of Youth Skin Care Center in Hartland, MI.
Custom Skin Care Regimen
This is most important component to the success of your Microneedling procedure. We will give a complimentary consultation to assist you starting with a customized Repechage skin care regimen designed to improve your overall complexion and texture to keep your skin looking it's very best.
Welcome to the first step in your skin rejuvenation program for a more youthful appearance.