Why CIT trumps other skin rejuvenation treatments
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as micro-needling, is a skin treatment that stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself. CIT uses tiny sharp needles to create hundreds of micro-channels in your skin. In response to these micro injuries, your body produces collagen to repair itself.
SkinPen—a CIT tool—is superior to other skin rejuvenation treatments because SkinPen:
- Is natural—it doesn’t use chemicals, toxins or heat
- Can be used safely on many parts of your body, including your chest and abdomen
- Can repair stretch marks
- Works on all skin types and skin colors
- Has minimal side effects and recovery time
- Is cost-effective
Here’s how SkinPen surpasses other skin treatments:
How does it work?
- SkinPen (CIT): Naturally—SkinPen triggers your body to produce collagen.
- Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): A chemical solution (phenol) burns your skin, removing several layers.
- Botox: A toxin (botulinum toxin A) is injected into the small face muscles, weakening or paralyzing them.
- Laser Resurfacing: A laser removes dead skin and scar tissue.
What conditions does it treat?
- SkinPen (CIT): Wrinkles, Fine lines, Stretch marks, Acne scars, Hyperpigmentation
- Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): Facial blemishes, Wrinkles
- Botox: Wrinkles
- Laser Resurfacing: Facial wrinkles, Blemishes, Shallow acne scars
Where can it be used?
- SkinPen (CIT): Face, Neck, Décolletage, Arms, Hands, Legs, Back, Abdomen
- Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): Face only
- Botox: Face and neck
- Laser Resurfacing: Face (most common), Neck, Chest, Hands
Can it be used on dark skin?
- SkinPen (CIT): Yes, can be used on all skin colors.
- Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): No, it bleaches the treated skin.
- Botox: Yes.
- Laser Resurfacing: No, it can cause darker pigmentation.
What are the side effects?
- SkinPen (CIT): Slight swelling, Redness/pinkness
- Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): Extreme redness, Swelling around the eyes, Color changes in the skin, Increased sensitivity to sunlight, Scarring
- Botox: Can limit facial expressions, Bruising, Headache, Drooping eyelid, Facial pain, Nausea, Dangerous swallowing or breathing problems (if the Botox spreads)
- Laser Resurfacing: Swelling, Itching or stinging, Redness, Changes in skin pigmentation (lighter or darker), Photo-sensitivity, Risk of burns, scarring or infections
How long is the recovery time?
- SkinPen (CIT): 2 to 4 days
- Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): Up to 4 months
- Botox: Depends on the side effect
- Laser Resurfacing: 10 to 21 days for the wound to heal, 2 to 6 months for redness to disappear
How long do the results last?
- SkinPen (CIT): Varies by results desired
- Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): Permanent—can’t be repeated
- Botox: 3 to 4 months
- Laser Resurfacing: Up to 3 years
What’s the cost?
- SkinPen (CIT): Varies by provider but designed to be a cost-effective option
- Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): Very Expensive
- Botox: Expensive
- Laser Resurfacing: Very Expensive