Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a catch-all term to describe microneedling treatments that provoke the body to create and produce new collagen. They’re safe, effective, and hugely popular because of their stand-out results.
CIT treatment works by creating micro-injuries in the skin, triggering a healing response from the body, which involves the creation of new collagen. The minimally invasive, versatile treatment can address a plethora of issues, making it an esthetician’s go-to therapy.
CIT has the ability to address the following:
- Fine lines
- Sagging skin
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin texture and tone
- Dull complexion
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
Still, despite the similar end goal, not all CIT treatments are created equal. All of the CIT treatments require multiple sessions for peak results, so it’s important to choose the right one for your skin concerns. We’re breaking down our top three faves, explaining how they work and why we recommend them for your particular concerns. Keep scrolling to find your perfect match.
The Best Candidates for Virtue RF Microneedling
A classic for a reason, Virtue RF is a CIT treatment that combines microneedling with radio-frequency (RF) heat for change deep into the dermis of the skin. With the addition of RF, collagen and elastin production is palpable. It works best for patients looking to tighten skin, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish the appearance of scarring, and improve texture, tone of skin, and pore size. However, those with a history of melasma would not be ideal candidates for this treatment (but don’t worry, we still have you covered; keep reading).
The Best Candidates for Rejuvapen
Rejuvapen is an advanced skin microneedling device that’s safe for all skin types, regardless of color. Its precision is unmatched: The sleek design allows us to control the speed and depth of your treatment. For that reason, we use the Rejuvapen CIT device for patients that are looking for highly customized, safe treatment with top-tier results.
Additionally, because of its versatility, Rejuvapen is great for patients experiencing melasma or for GenZ and millennials that we’ve helped recover from acne that’s resulted in residual scarring.
The Best Candidates for AlDa RF
Our very own combo to rejuvenate and restore, AlDa RF is a combination of collagen induction therapy, radio frequency, and chemical exfoliation. It packs a serious punch for results you’ll be excited to show off. We designed this tailored approach for all ages and skin types (except those who have active acne, inflamed cystic acne, or anyone that has a history of keloids). The AlDa RF treatment is best for those looking to overhaul their skin for a major change. We’ll determine the best chemical exfoliant for your skin to get the most out of your treatment.
Following any CIT treatment, expect to be red and swollen for up to 48 hours — think of the look and feel of a mild sunburn. (Pro tip: Book a HydraFacial to help your skin recover quicker and to soak in all the topical serums for maximum glow.) However, the results will be worth it. Once you finish your customized series of treatments, you’ll start to notice results immediately, with peak results a few months in, as it takes time for new collagen to produce. Still, patience pays! Your skin will look firmer and more youthful for months to come, requiring only minimal maintenance over the years.
Ready to start your CIT journey? Give us a call today: (781) 826-5400.