Beauty/Appearance Medicine

Collagen Induction Therapy / Micro-needling

Collagen Induction Therapy - Micro-needling procedures - CIT

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as micro-needling, is a procedure that improves the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, loss of firmness, brown spots and stretch marks by stimulating the skin’s natural ability to repair itself.  A device with tiny, sharp needles is used to create hundreds of micro-channels in the skin.  This process triggers the release of growth factors and cytokines, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in younger looking skin.

During a treatment, the skin is cleansed thoroughly then a topical OTC anesthetic numbing cream is applied that keeps the client comfortable during the procedure. The micro-needle glides effortlessly over the skin with the use of a topical serum or saline solution to create a glide on the skin’s surface.  We recommend using NeoGenesis Skin Serum for the perfect amount of glide while infusing the patented S²RM® technology for faster healing with less inflammation.  The micro-channels created are a pathway for the delivery of optimal ingredients into the skin while keeping the barrier intact.  This is what makes CIT preferable to many of the ablative treatments available which destroy the top layer of the skin.  The invisible channels close up very quickly so there is minimal risk of infection.

CIT is a well tolerated and cost effective treatment that is suitable for most skin types and conditions, including sensitive skin, darker skin, Rosacea, fine and deep lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, acne, scarring and stretch marks.  It may be performed on the face or body with excellent results.  Due to the channels created in the skin, the skin will be red and feel irritated which may last for a few hours up to three days.  There is often a light peeling days 3 – 5 after the treatment.

Continued improvement may be seen 4 to 6 months after the initial treatment.  For best results, a series is recommended.  Please consult with your skin care professional to design the best plan for your skin and to see if you are a good candidate.

NeoGenesis and Collagen Induction Therapy are a perfect match.  Our Recovery Serum boosts the skin’s ability to regenerate using the patented S²RM® technology and may be applied both before and directly after the needling is complete.  Inflammation and irritation will be dramatically reduced while the skin benefits directly from added growth factors. Intensive Moisturizer will keep the skin hydrated and improve barrier function after the treatment.

Special Note:

Collagen Induction Therapy treatments, as performed by Estheticians, are regulated by the governing Board in each state.  Some states allow Estheticians to perform CIT under very specific guidelines while other states do not allow Estheticians to perform CIT at all.  It is important to contact the State Board that the Esthetician is licensed and working in for the complete guide to Estheticians performing CIT in each state.


“I am addicted to Recovery and your Eye Serum. Post-Microneedling, Recovery drops helped reduce my downtime from days to less than an hour. Your Eye Serum gives my eyes a feeling that is amazing. It’s so soothing and hydrating. As a professional Aesthetician, I can tell you have never seen anything like the NeoGenesis products.” ~ DB

Product: NeoGenesis Recovery

Esthetician review - NeoGenesis Recovery for Micro-needling“I am a licensed Esthetician who has become a big believer in NeoGenesis Recovery for many of my treatments. I want to mention a client with over-stimulated skin due to her home care protocol of too many actives at one time. During her first Collagen Induction Therapy session, and as a brand new client, I could barely perform the treatment as her skin reacted with large red welts and some pinpoint bleeding at a very shallow needle depth.  During that time she remained red for over 2 days.  The redness should have dissipated in a few hours.  Fast forward one month to the second treatment.  My client was compliant in her home care. During her treatment I used Recovery prior to the micro-needling and immediately after.  The difference was remarkable!  The first photo shows my client immediately after her second treatment.  The second photo shows her in less than 20 minutes post treatment!  This is taken in natural light with absolutely no makeup or filters.  I am a believer and Recovery will definitely be in my protocol for micro-needling.” ~ PV


Product: NeoGenesis Recovery

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