Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is designed to reverse years of skin wrinkling, sun damage, hyperpigmentation and acne scarring.
The INNOPen is a medical grade micro needling pen. The micro needles within the pen create hundreds are tiny micro channels through the epidermis into the deeper dermis. Thus triggering the natural process of collagen and elastin repair without scarring, resulting in improved skin thickness, strength and smoothness making the skin healthier and more youthful.
The INNOPen used at VB Facial Aesthetics allows penetration of the needles from 0.25mm-2.0mm. As Vicki Broughton is a Registered Nurse, she is able to to penetrate deeper than treatments you usually receive in the Beauty Therapy environment, ensuring maximum results.
The depth and speed of the device is adjusted to give maximum results and ability to remodel the skin in many areas including face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands and abdomen and has excellent results with stretch marks, scars and acne scars.
The procedure takes approximately 1 hour depending on the area being treated (this includes time to numb the skin prior to the procedure).
During the treatment therapeutic serums can be delivered directly into the deeper layers of the skin to improve results, this can be incorporated in your treatment plan.
Hard to treat areas such as around eyes, nose and lips can be effectively treated as the INNOPen is a small stamp like shape that can fit in these areas with ease.
Treatment with INNOPen stimulates the natural healing process and is therefore a holistic approach to skin treatment.
After treatment with INNOPen your skin will begin natural dermal and epidermal wound healing, resulting in enhanced stimulation of new healthy skin.
This consists of 3 main phases
Phase 1 (days 1-3)
Inflammation: Activated by piercing the dermal tissue, platelets release cytokines and growth factors which act as signals for the body’s immune system. White blood cells (neutrophils and macrophages) are sent in to disinfect the wounds, clear the debris, increase the blood supply and begin the creation of fresh, new skin.
Phase 2 (days 3-5)
Proliferation: In this phase, the fibroblasts, keratinocytes and epidermal cells continue to divide to populate the areas of damage and secrete growth factors and extracellular matrix, such as elastin and collagen will be laid down and deposited with new tissue formation.
Phase 3 (days 6-30)
Remodelling: during this phase, collagen and elastin producing fibroblasts proliferate in the puncture wounds formed by the micro needles and migrate. The collagen in the newly formed tissue is now replaced with even stronger collagen and the dermis contracts to create a youthful firm, but supple texture to the skin.
There can still be improvements to the skin for up to 6 months after treatment as further collagen is produced.
Some patients may only require a single treatment, repeated one per year to achieve optimal results. However, most patients would be recommended to have a series of 3-4 treatments spaced every 6 weeks. For other patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-ageing, stretch marks or scarring it would be recommended to have 6-8 sessions to ensure optimal results.
Prices are £140 per treatment or 3 for 4