Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) also known as micro-needling is a procedure that improves the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks by stimulating your skin’s natural ability to repair itself.Collagen Induction Therapy uses tiny, sharp needles to create hundreds of micro-channels in the superficial layers of the skin.
In response to these micro-injuries, your body releases growth factors and cytokines, which trigger the wound-healing process.During this process, the body produces more collagen a fibrous protein that contributes to the structural integrity of the skin resulting in thicker more youthful-appearing skin.
It is a technique for which research is ongoing but has been used for a number of skin problems including scarring and acne.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be combined with collagen induction therapy treatment to enhance results. PRP is derived from the patient's own blood and contains many growth factors that increase collagen production. It can be applied topically to the entire treatment area during and after collagen induction therapy treatments and/or injected intradermally to scars.