- Common Name: MicroPen Elite Collagen Induction Therapy
- Alternate Name: Micropen, microneedling, collagen induction, CIT, automated needling
- Anesthesia Type: Topical Anesthesia
- Recovery Time: 4 days
About MicroPen Elite Collagen Induction Therapy
MicroPen Elite, also called Collagen Induction Therapy ( CIT ) or microneedling, is a non-surgical treatment that targets fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation or dark spots, raised scarring like surgical scars and depressed scars like acne scars. It also smooths skin texture, evens tone, stimulates circulation and collagen production.
Generally 3-6 treatments are recommended depending upon the current condition of your skin and what your treatment goals are for microneedling or CIT.
Regular price: $300/treatment. Buy a package of 3 microneedling treatments and save $100. Buy 4 and save $200.
Ideal Candidate for MicroPen Elite Collagen Induction Therapy
Men and women who would like to improved mild to moderate skin issues such as as scars, fine lines, wrinkles, pock marks, pigmentation problems may benefit from collagen induction therapy.
Benefits of MicroPen Elite Collagen Induction Therapy
Micropen Elite collagen induction therapy can be used just about anywhere on the body: face, neck, decollatege, chest, hands, legs, abdoment, back.
The benefits of micro-needling may include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger looking skin with few aging signs, improvement of hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars, stretch marks and generally creates an overall glow and fresher appearance to the skin.
How MicroPen Elite Collagen Induction Therapy is Performed
A sterile cartridge containing 12 points is attached to the MicroPen. Our licensed skin care professional will apply a thin layer of topical anesthetic gel to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen is gently pressed again the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
Results of MicroPen Elite Collagen Induction Therapy and How Long Do They Last
Some patients see results in as little as 30 days.
As we are always continuing to age, it is often recommended to receive a series of 2-3 treatments placed 6-8 weeks apart, however, many patients opt simply to have a treatment once a year to maintain results and prevent premature aging.
Alternate Methods to MicroPen Elite Collagen Induction Therapy
While these alternate methods may address some of the same skin conditions, some of these are not recommended for as many places on the body as collagen induction therapy. It is recommended that you seek the advice of our licensed aesthetician to evaluate which method would be best for your skin and goals. Please note that these two options are comparable in price range. You can find more details on the treatment pages.
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For more severe skin issues and aging, we often recommend the Matrix CO2 Fractional Laser or the CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment. These treatments are considered deeper and do require a consultation with Dr. Schmid.
Our staff is ready to assist you in determining where to start when you make the decision to improve the look of your skin.