Why CIT trumps other skin rejuvenation treatments

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as micro-needling, is a skin treatment that stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself. CIT uses tiny sharp needles to create hundreds of micro-channels in your skin. In response to these micro injuries, your body produces collagen to repair itself.

SkinPen CIT

SkinPen—a CIT tool—is superior to other skin rejuvenation treatments because SkinPen:

  • Is natural—it doesn’t use chemicals, toxins or heat
  • Can be used safely on many parts of your body, including your chest and abdomen
  • Can repair stretch marks
  • Works on all skin types and skin colors
  • Has minimal side effects and recovery time
  • Is cost-effective

Here’s how SkinPen surpasses other skin treatments:

 How does it work?

  • SkinPen (CIT):  Naturally—SkinPen triggers your body to produce collagen.
  •  Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): A chemical solution (phenol) burns your skin, removing several layers.
  • Botox: A toxin (botulinum toxin A) is injected into the small face muscles, weakening or paralyzing them.
  • Laser Resurfacing: A laser removes dead skin and scar tissue.

What conditions does it treat?

  • SkinPen (CIT): Wrinkles, Fine lines, Stretch marks, Acne scars, Hyperpigmentation
  •  Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): Facial blemishes, Wrinkles
  • Botox: Wrinkles
  • Laser Resurfacing: Facial wrinkles, Blemishes, Shallow acne scars

Where can it be used?

  • SkinPen (CIT): Face, Neck, Décolletage, Arms, Hands, Legs, Back, Abdomen
  •  Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): Face only
  • Botox: Face and neck
  • Laser Resurfacing: Face (most common), Neck, Chest, Hands

Can it be used on dark skin?

  • SkinPen (CIT): Yes, can be used on all skin colors.
  •  Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): No, it bleaches the treated skin.
  • Botox: Yes.
  • Laser Resurfacing: No, it can cause darker pigmentation.

What are the side effects?

  • SkinPen (CIT):  Slight swelling, Redness/pinkness
  •  Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): Extreme redness, Swelling around the eyes, Color changes in the skin, Increased sensitivity to sunlight, Scarring
  • Botox: Can limit facial expressions, Bruising, Headache, Drooping eyelid, Facial pain, Nausea, Dangerous swallowing or breathing problems (if the Botox spreads)
  • Laser Resurfacing: Swelling, Itching or stinging, Redness, Changes in skin pigmentation (lighter or darker), Photo-sensitivity, Risk of burns, scarring or infections

How long is the recovery time?

  • SkinPen (CIT):  2 to 4 days
  •  Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): Up to 4 months
  • Botox: Depends on the side effect
  • Laser Resurfacing: 10 to 21 days for the wound to heal, 2 to 6 months for redness to disappear

How long do the results last?

  • SkinPen (CIT):  Varies by results desired
  •  Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): Permanent—can’t be repeated
  • Botox: 3 to 4 months
  • Laser Resurfacing: Up to 3 years

What’s the cost?

  • SkinPen (CIT):  Varies by provider but designed to be a cost-effective option
  •  Deep Chemical Peels (Phenol): Very Expensive
  • Botox: Expensive
  • Laser Resurfacing: Very Expensive