Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)

What is skin micro-needling or Collagen Induction Therapy?

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a micro-needling device. CIT is safe and effective on all skin types, and when properly applied, there is minimal risk of discoloration. The micro-needling procedure can be performed by licensed qualified medical professionals including physicians, osteopaths and naturopaths.

CIT is effectively used for scar reduction or revision such as those caused by acne, burns, surgery or stretch marks (striae distensae).

What does a CIT procedure involve?

The micro-needling device used looks like a small drum with tiny needles. The drum can differ in widths, and is embedded with up to hundreds of fine micro-needles for penetrating the skin.

The entire procedure is all-natural and fast:

1. The medical professional cleans and then applies numbing cream onto the treatment area.

2. Then rolls the micro-needling device across the treatment area while puncturing the skin in a specific pattern.

3. As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound.

4. This creates a controlled injury on and below the skin’s surface. The “injury” triggers the body to “fill-in” these micro-wounds similar to that which occurs when the skin is abraded or cut, and by stimulating new skin cell production.

5. The patient resumes regular activities almost immediately.

How does CIT work?

CIT or micro-needling stimulates a complex wound-healing mechanism. 

The important point is: a micro-needling intrusion is caused by tiny surgical needles. The skin's nerve receptors and defense mechanisms sense these fine needle intrusions as a specific type of injury and heals accordingly.

During the micro-needling procedure, tissue damage is unlikely because the needles are very fine and thin. In fact, skin integrity actually remains intact even though the skin reacts as if it had been "injured." The tiny wounds caused by the micro-needles are repaired and close very quickly. No tissue lesion can be detected and infections are rare.

 

Before After
collagen before treatment collagen after CIT treatment

The biopsies above show new collagen and elastin fibers (stained purple) increased 1000% after a Medical Dermaroller® treatment.

Histological findings of a blinded study performed in 2006 by Dr. Schwarz and Dr, Laaff from Frieburg, Germany.

 

See actual results from Medical Dermaroller® procedures:

severe burn before jaw burn after Dermaroller treatment
Before: Severe burn on lower jaw After: Burn scar reduced by over 60%
   
   
acne scar before acne scar after Dermaroller treatment
Before: Severe scarring from acne After: Skin texture improved significantly

 

Please remember that the better your overall health, hormonal and nutritional status, the better your results from any therapeutic procedures.

 

SAFETY WARNING

Only professionally designed medical micro-needling devices use sterile, surgical-grade needles. Using anything else puts you at serious risk.

All Medical Dermaroller® micro-needles are specifically designed, tested and patented.  

IMPORTANT
All Medical Dermaroller® devices are STERILELY PACKAGED, designed for SINGLE USE, AND DISPOSABLE. They are sold only to licensed medical professionals. Medical strength numbing creams should only be applied under medical professional supervision. International patents pending.

CIT WARNING
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a medical procedure. To avoid complications, disclose your entire medical history, including the use of medications and supplements, to your medical provider prior to undergoing CIT.

Testimonials
"I chose Dermaroller ® due to it's impecable reputation and widespread use throughout Europe. I have seen Dermaroller ® time and time again win awards for standard of care. "
Ira Lee NP
Dermaroller Practitioner
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"As a integrative doctor when I saw what the Dermaroller ® was doing with my patient's energy and the increases blood flow to her face I knew that this was an amazing device. The women that I trained on had major acne scars. "
Jorge Moreno DO
Dermaroller Practitioner
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FAQs

"Where do I go to see if a micro-needling company is Registered with the FDA?"
"Am I safe even if a micro-needling company claims that it is FDA registered?"
"Can any one perform medical micro-needling?"
"Can I achieve the same results if I use a micro-needling device at home?"
"There are a lot of companies claiming to be FDA Approved. Is Dermaroller® FDA Approved?"
"If I use my micro-needling device more frequently will I achieve better results?"
"Are thinner needles like acupuncture needles better?"
"Are all micro-needling device needles engineered the same?"
"If a roller has more and longer needles, will I get better results?"
"Can micro-needling devices be cleaned or sterilized for repeated home use?"
"Can a medical micro-needling device be reused?"
"Is the Dermaroller® a CE marked medical device? Are any of the alternative skin needle-rollers CE marked?"
"Why should I use a trained practitioner and an authorized Dermaroller® Clinic?"

Testimonials

I chose Dermaroller ® due to it's impecable reputation and widespread use throughout Europe. I have seen Dermaroller ® time and time again win awards for standard of care.

As a integrative doctor when I saw what the Dermaroller ® was doing with my patient's energy and the increases blood flow to her face I knew that this was an amazing device. The women that I trained on had major acne scars.