Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) explained
RF Fractional Lasers like VIVACE use heat energy to penetrate the skin's surface, heat the tissues, and trigger a healing response. This is often a better choice for more mature skins with deeper lines and aging.
Micro-needling, on the other hand, uses needles to create micro-channels in the skin and trigger a healing response without causing thermal damage to the tissues or protective epidermis.
Both procedures inflict micro-injuries on the patients, forcing the body to produce collagen, a skin-repairing protein. Microneedling and fractional treatments can treat most skin tones and types, including tanned or dark skin. RF lasers penetrate the skin more deeply than microneedling, making the RF treatment better suited for patients with major skin issues and microneedling better for moderate skin issues. It all depends on our patient’s skin type and desired outcome.
Wrinkles & Fine Lines
Scars and Acne Scars
Microneedling uses a pen type device (or a roller) equipped with miniscule motorized needles (usually 2.5 mm long). After numbing the skin area in need of treatment with a topical cream, each fine needle located at the tip of the device pricks the dermis (the outer layer of our skin) creating channels of micro-injuries. What improves the look of the skin is its natural healing and repair response. As a reaction, in fact, the dermis will increase with the aid of a growth serum its production of collagen and elastin, the “youth proteins” that provide our skin with structure and strength. Unlike the resurfacing laser, a microneedling session will last about 30 minutes with very little post-procedure downtime: you will be able to leave and head back to your day.
Microneedling uses mechanical injury rather than the light and heat of a laser to create a controlled wound. The cost of this treatment is less than RF microneedling.
The state of art COLLAGEN P.I.N. has 36 needle pins, other pins typically have 12pin. More injury means a larger healing cascade. This needle helps to lay down a much more even bed of collagen, therefore providing much greater and improved results.
SkinMed Studio has had "hands on" professional training and have been certified to use Collagen P.I.N.to be utmost effective..