Collagen Induction Therapy
Although collagen induction therapy (CIT) is a comparatively new procedure, it has already gained popularity among clinicians and their clientele. Microneedling with a state-of-the-art device such as SkinPen® is versatile, minimally-invasive, and requires little downtime. CIT is simple and can be quite effective — as long as all aspects of the procedure are handled appropriately.
Who performs collagen induction therapy, and how, directly impacts the results.
It is vital for clinicians to observe best practices for microneedling, in order to help patients achieve the best results possible. It is equally important to inform prospective patients that the practice understands and follows the latest recommendations. That way, individuals can feel confident they are choosing the best provider for their collagen induction therapy.
When And Where To Use
Microneedling is most often used to improve the appearance of age-related fine lines and wrinkles as well as scars such as those resulting from acne. The procedure can be used on the face, except within the orbital rim, and elsewhere on the body.
CIT does not significantly affect the epidermis, so it can be used on any skin color on the Fitzgerald Skin Type (FST) Scale. However, it should not be performed on patients with sunburn, an infection, or skin cancer on the procedure area.
Choose The Best Device
Not all collagen induction therapy tools are alike. Unlike older types of dermal rollers, SkinPen® incorporates the latest advancements in microneedling technology. It is uniquely designed – lightweight and ergonomically shaped with vertical needle delivery, so it’s easy to maneuver. A skilled clinician can reach difficult and delicate areas such as the skin around the nose and mouth. Sterile needle cartridges are disposable.
Choosing the right device helps assure optimal results and reduces patient downtime. For example, the SkinPen®device has an exhaust port that prevents suction, reducing the risk of broken capillaries. And its Bio Sleeve lessens the chance of cross-contamination.
Even the best available microneedling device cannot produce optimal results unless the clinician is well-trained in its use. Initial training is available to providers both online and in-person, and Bellus Medical also offers ongoing advanced classes.