Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) with the "Dermapen"
The DERMApen is a pen shaped electronic device with tiny vibrating needles that puncture the skin at a predetermined depth creating ever so slightly a wound just under the skin. This wound starts a cascade of healing mechanisms in the skin, which stimulate collagen and elastin production, dramatically reducing wrinkles over time after the procedure. The benefits of CIT is that the treatment leaves the skin intact and isn’t damaged as in other treatments such as ablative or non ablative laser, yet is as effective as any laser treatment. The skin becomes thicker as collagen and elastin are increased erasing the fine lines and lifting the deeper wrinkles. The results are on going and long lasting.
This treatment is safe for all skin types and skin colors and there is no fear of hyper pigmentation seen in other skin care treatments. The healing period is very short; the next day you might see a slight redness. The discomfort level is nil or almost non-existent. The Dermapen can be used anywhere on the body to encourage regeneration of skin. It is an outstanding treatment for scars!
Dr. Dhai has been utilizing platelet rich plasma (PRP) to perform nonsurgical face lifts, a.k.a. “Vampire Facelift”, for over 8 years. This procedure the Dermapen creates small microscopic channels in the epidermal skin layer. ”
Micro needling starts the process in your skin to produce more collagen and elastin resulting in tightened and firmer skin. By adding the PRP to this procedure the results are enhanced by concentrating the growth factors made available to the skin in its healing response. Fine line and wrinkle are reduced, acne scars are improved, the skin is tighter, and stretch marks disappear.
The Dermapen stamps small 0.5-2.5mm channels into the epidermal skin layer. She then uses a variety of serums or PRP that are tailored to your particular concern and drives them into the skin. There is no damage done to the dermis so there is no downtime, but with all the results of a laser or fraxel treatment at a fraction of the cost!
The Procedure takes about an hour and has very minimal if any pain. Please call our office with any questions or to schedule a consultation.