Collagen Induction Therapy (Microneedling)

What is Automated Micro-Needling?

Automated micro-needling (also known as collagen induction therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine that can help treat the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, theSkinPen® is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin. SkinPen® is the first micro-needling device cleared by the FDA & clinically proven to be safe & effective. SkinPen® has a validated sterile cartridge with precise depth, straight needles that support the skin’s natural healing process, where others may damage the skin.


What are the Benefits?

The benefits of micro-needling can include the a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. SkinPen® can also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and create a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.

Who Is a good candidate?

SkinPen® is effective for all skin types, light to dark.

How is the procedure done?

Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.

What does it Feel Like?

The feeling associated with the SkinPen® is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating SkinPen® tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable. Medical-grade numbing is available upon request.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.

What is the downtime?

Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.

The total healing time depends on the SkinPen® setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. We have skincare that can help to speed up the healing process.


When will I see the results?

Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.

How many treatments will I need?

Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3 treatments spaced about 30 days apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.

* Pricing available upon consultation. A medical consultation is required before any medical treatment can be rendered. A one time medical consultation fee will apply. Please see additional Important Safety Information.