Is Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) painful?
Applying a topical anesthetic eliminates most of the pain. You should only feel slight pressure pressure. Some people don't feel they need any at all.
Are there any dangers with Collagen Induction Therapy?
By comparison, laser resurfacing is much riskier. There is much less risk with CIT, and it is safe for darker skin whereas laser resurfacing is not recommended for darker skin tones.
The pin prick marks repair very fast without damaging the surface layers of skin. It's feasible to have a 1000% increase in collagen production.
Of course, individual results have a lot to do with how closely you follow the aftercare instructions.
What is the expected down time?
Under normal conditions, healing time is 1-4 days; however, skin rollers have less healing time (24 hours or less) than digital machines (4 days). Pay close attention to the the aftercare protocol to speed healing time.
What will my skin look like after the procedure?
Your skin will appear to be red and inflamed initially, but this should not last long.
How soon can I return to work?
If you have it done by an aesthetician, it's not uncommon to have the procedure done Thursday, take off Friday, and be back at work on Monday.
How soon can I wear makeup?
You can wear makeup when you are completely healed. Towrd the end of the healing period, some redness might remain, but mineral makeup can easily camouflage it