Question: What is collagen induction therapy? I cannot find much about it, can you tell me more?
Answer: Roll-CIT, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a needling procedure where tiny needles traumatize the skin, causing a wound-healing response. The skin responds to these tiny wounds by creating collagen (hence the term collagen induction therapy.) This procedure is typically recommended for patients who are requesting an improvement in the appearance of their skin, for aged skin, acne scarring, or post-traumatic scars. It is a popular treatment in South Africa for patients with darker skin types for whom lasers may not be ideal due to risks of pigmentation.
If you are looking for help with removing a scar or scar reduction, dermabrasion, lasers and light therapy are efficient and effective options for many skin types. Lasers and light therapy can smooth and purify the skin. In addition to improving the appearance of scars, these in-office procedures reduce the appearance of age, reduce discolorations in the skin, and provide a modest tightening effect. Lasers and light therapy offer minimal down time and quick results. Lasers can help minimize the appearance of scars and even improve the overall appearance of your skin. While there isn’t a guarantee that your scar can be removed entirely, our office has proven experience in significantly reducing the appearance of scars. We, the providers at the Chicago Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, pride ourselves on our ability to treat all kinds of scars due to our access to an unusually wide range of treatment options: keloids and raised scars, depressed scars, acne scars, and surgical scars. We do not limit our scar reduction services to the face. We will treat body scars. We can treat all skin types. Scars are often unique and treatment options will vary based on the type of scar and skin type.
Contact our office to set a consultation to learn what options are best for you. (Tip: Ask about laser package pricing. Ideal for those who are interested in receiving more than one treatment, as often is the case in achieving optimal scar reduction results.)