Automatic Micro-Needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a procedure in which your body’s own natural healing response is used to create new collagen and elastin in your skin. By utilizing a Micro-Needling device, thousands of micro-channels are created causeing controlled micro-injuries to the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the skin’s repair process, naturally producing collagen and elastin, resulting in an improvement in the appearance wrinkles and fine lines. In addition, superficial micro-channels are created which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the epidermal layer of the skin.
There are 3 phases to the healing process in your skin as a result of micro-needling.
Phase 1: Inflammation
Penetration of the dermal tissue releases growth factors, which signal your body’s immune response to clean and repair your tissue. This results in an increased blood supply that brings nutrients and immune cells to the surface of your skin from which you get the beginnings of fresh, new, regenerative cells.
Phase 2: Proliferation
Cells in your dermis (deep layer of your skin) & epidermis flood to the “wounded” skin and secrete growth factors, elastin and collagen.
Phase 3: Remodeling
New tissue has grown in the dermis with a rich blood supply that provides a plentiful supply of oxygen and nutrients to your new skin. Old collagen has been replaced with stronger collagen and connective tissue (thicker dermis, softer wrinkles). The result of this process is tighter, smoother skin.