Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)
Collagen is a protein that makes up 80% of the skin structure. The fiber-like structure of collagen gives skin firmness and support, which is evident during youth when collagen levels are at their highest. As you get older, it is natural to begin making less collagen, which can affect the skin’s volume and firmness. Stimulating collagen production is one of the ways to slow down the aging process on the skin. At Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we offer collagen induction therapy (CIT) at our clinic in Irving, TX.
Most people begin making less collagen in their thirties. The facial skin can slowly become thinner with less elasticity and firmness. When lines begin appearing on the brow, and then around the eyes, nose and mouth, it is often due to lowered collagen levels. While you cannot stop the aging process, you can use treatments to increase collagen production to help improve the youthfulness of your skin.
How to Stimulate Facial Collagen
When an injury occurs to the skin, it must repair itself. Even a tiny poke in the skin will stimulate a healing response. Collagen is produced whenever the skin cells are damaged, even slightly. This is how collagen induction therapy, or CIT, is used to increase the collagen levels in the facial skin.
One of the most effective options for CIT is microneedling. This treatment uses tiny microneedles that are rolled or tapped into the skin. The needles are so fine that they do not damage the skin, but the penetration is enough to stimulate the healing response. With each treatment, more collagen is produced over the following days and weeks.
Benefits of CIT
Microneedling and some other skin treatments like laser therapy can stimulate collagen production without harming the skin. As the collagen levels increase, the skin appears firmer and youthful. Some of the benefits of CIT include:
- Reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Fading acne scars
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Fading dark spots and discolorations
- Reducing large pores
CIT can give your skin back some of its youthful firmness and improve the tone. The results occur slowly over a few months with a series of treatments. To learn more about collagen induction therapy, contact us at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center. We can schedule a skin consultation at our clinic in Irving, TX.