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What is Collagen Induction Therapy?

Why is it so difficult to find information on collagen induction therapy? How long has this therapy been around? How long does it last? Thanks!

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Derma Rolling

This is a curious sort of treatment. The skin is numbed and then an instrument ( whose inspiration may have come from the Marquis de Sade) laden with tiny needles is rolled across the skin. The needles penetrate to a depth corresponding to the dermis.

The injured dermis sends signals to fibroblasts encouraging them to produce collagen to replace the collagen which has been damaged. This is the basic mechanism underlying the photorejuvenation found in laser and IPL treaments. With derma rolling or collagen induction therapy the impetus is direct physical injury.

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Collagen Induction Therapy

CIT is performed with a number of short, very fine needles that essentially prick the skin to encourage your body's healing processes to occur. Collagen production is boosted, rejuvenation your skin.

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