Thanks to the rapid motion, MicroPen Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is quick and comfortable. We do recommend the application of local anaesthetic cream or gel for 30-60 minutes prior to the treatment. This can be done in the clinic or at home. After this the treatment feels like a slight scratching across the skin, and most people find it very tolerable. Our Registered Nurse then cleans the area thoroughly before applying a thin layer of hydrating gel. This gel helps allow the MicroPen to glide across your skin easily while creating the micro-injuries designed to rejuvenate the skin. The gel also helps soothe the skin to and is absorbed into the small holes created to help hydrate and repair the skin. The depth of the treatment is carefully controlled, and is adjusted depending on the skin condition, concern targeted and the area to be treated.
As the MicroPen is moved across the skin, hundreds of superficial micro-channels are created every few seconds. The MicroPen procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes depending on the treatment area. Once finished, your skin will be pink and warm, like a mild sunburn. This will fade over the next 24 hours.
Makeup should be avoided for the first 6 hours after treatment, until the skin closes. If possible we ask that you leave your skin clean until the day after your treatment. We use and recommend Jane Iredale mineral makeup, as it will not harbour bacteria or block pores – and nothing covers redness like it.