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Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)

Collagen induction therapy (CIT), also known as microneedling, dermarolling, or skin needling, is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles (microneedling the skin).


Unfortunately, even if you were blessed with perfect skin, the earth’s elements and the natural aging process break down the collagen and elastin that once made you look so youthful. Collagen Induction Therapy works to repair lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyper pigmentation, and uneven skin texture with results lasting as long as 18 months! A minimally invasive and non-ablative treatment, CIT results in significantly quicker collagen production compared to the more aggressive treatments

How does it work?

Collagen induction therapy has long been a popular and effective treatment. Originally performed via a dermal roller, in recent years advancements have progressed from a hand-held device that offers not only superior results but has also resulted in an increase in comfort for the client. The products that are used within the Fusion Mesotherapy & Ekseption treatments are of the highest quality and contain the most advanced ingredients and unique formulas. When combined with collagen induction the results supersede standard dermal roller or electronic needling results.

The gentle stimulation of fibroblast promotes natural induction of collagen and elastin without the stress of pain and lengthy down time associated with ablative treatments. Micro-channels, resulting from the needles piercing through the skin layers, will aid in infusing therapeutic serums for greater penetration and enhancement of overall efficacy.  We enhance your results by completing the treatment with LED to calm and repair.  The result?   A major boost in collagen and elastin using the skin’s natural process of renewal to create a smoother, glowing skin.

Your skin will appear to be visibly healed after 24-48 hours but the healing process is continuously happening beneath the surface for several months.  This natural healing process is what makes the treatment so effective.

After a few months, this new collagen will start to shorten. This leads to the slow tightening of the skin.  Over time this healing process will lead to the formation of a thick layer of collagen, healthy elastin and improved blood flow at the initial injury site.

  • The surface of the skin (epidermis) remains intact so the risks are very minimal, skin heals very quickly and there is minimal downtime.

  • The needling does not damage the skin but rather leads to thicker, healthier skin.

Microneedling is designed to treat various skin conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, scarring from acne and photo damage, improves skin colour and other skin texture changes.

  • Smoothing out and treatment of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Smoothing out of scars, e.g. reduction of scars caused by acne.

  • Increasing firmness and elasticity of skin when the skin has lost laxity.

  • Rejuvenation of the skin when it has lost lustre and radiance.

Most people will begin to see improvement the day after their first treatment. However, a series of treatments is required to produce enough collagen and elastin to retain those benefits.

Skin concerns improved from CIT:

  • Fine lines

  • Acne & surgical scars (more than 6 months old)

  • Naso-labial lines and smokers lines

  • Sun damage

  • Sagging skin

  • Dull skin

  • Ageing/Rhytids (wrinkles)

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Rosacea

  • Enlarged pores

  • Scarring

  • Alopecia

  • Striae (stretch mark



How many treatments will I need?

Four to six treatments is the ideal amount to achieve the best results of a specific area. Each treatment is done four weeks apart to allow new collagen production. Microneedling increases the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin. Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture.

When will I see results?

While the results are gradual due to collagen reproduction occurring over time, you will see a definite improvement in elasticity, texture, and tone. Best results will be seen after the full six treatments.

Is CIT Right For Me?

There are a few things to be aware of before receiving a CIT treatment.  Be aware that CIT:

  • Should not be performed within 2 weeks of having an injectable dermal filler or botox

  • Never performed on raised moles, warts or lesions

  • Never performed during pregnancy

  • Not performed when using certain prescription medications (Please speak with a therapist about any prescription concerns)

  • Not performed during active herpes or acne breakout.  However, once resolved the treatment can go ahead after two weeks

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation with Mel, Senior Therapist.

What are the side effects of CIT?

The side effects are minimal and short lived.  You may experience slight swelling, the feeling of being “sunburned”, and possible peeling

Because of the micro needles, is there any risk of infection from CIT?

The micro-channels created during the treatment close within minutes of performing CIT. Therefore, post-op infections are extremely unlikely. However, to ensure the correct healing environment you will be given verbal and written aftercare instructions.

What is the down time after a CIT treatment?

Any inflammation you may experience after your treatment is short lived and fades significantly within hours. You may still see a pinkish hue that can last from 12 to 48 hours on average.

What happens if you microneedle too much?

Higher risk for infection. Most users of derma rollers at home will attempt to perform microneedling at least once a day. With the misconception that increasing frequency leads to fast results, users need to be aware that performing microneedling more than once a day increases one's risk to infection. Leave this procedure to the experts and do not be tempted to purchase DIY rollers!!

It is important to remember that not all practitioners offering electric needling treatments are preforming a Fusion or Ekseption CIT Mesotherapy treatment. This is a specialist treatment preformed by Mel, Master Meso Practitioner. Mel has specialist knowledge and training in Mesotherapy, providing the skill and ability to treat each client’s individual condition, resulting in the best possible outcome.

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