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Orange County Permanent Makeup Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)

Dermal Needling is a way to make collagen. This process is called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and is used to improve:

  • Wrinkles

  • Crepe Skin

  • Skin Texture

  • Skin Pigmentation

  • Scars

  • Acne

  • Keloids

  • Cellulite

  • Hair Growth

How does it work?

Dermal needling is based on the use of tiny needles to create micro channels (tiny holes) in the skin. The processstimulates your skins natural ability to heal itself and in the process produces collagen and elastin.

This repair process begins almost immediately and results in a thicker dermis and softened wrinkles and scars. This is done with a digital derma pin that can reach the dermis layer of the skin where collagen is built.

There is no tissue destruction with dermal needling. The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away. Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding which stops almost immediately.

callogen before and after micro needling

What areas can be treated?

Dermal needling can safely be used on nearly all parts of the body with the most frequent treatments being on the:

  • Face

  • Neck

  • Decollete

  • Arms

  • Body

  • Scalp

Dermal needling is safe for ALL skin types. This is a boost for skins that have a tendency to over react to heat based treatments or those with ultra-sensitive skins which do not tolerate heat treatments well.

After the treatment

You will likely look as if you have a sunburn following treatment. This can last the rest of the day, to several days or a week depending on treatment depth. Treat your skin gently and refrain from acid-containing products for a week or longer.

How is a Dermal Pen different from Dermal Rollers?

Automated dermal-needling devices move in a vertical direction for better precision when treating the skin. Manual needle rollers do not create a precise vertical action and many of these rollers are made from inferior metals which are not smooth and it is impossible to sterilize them at home. The lack of precision and sterilization issues can contribute to inconsistent effects to the skin, plus the risk of infection when the skin is not antiseptically cleansed.

How is a Dermal Pen different from Lasers?

A dermal pen breaks up pigment mechanically instead of with light (heat) and remodels the collagen without heat. Removing heat from the equation makes for a safer, more comfortable treatment with a very low complication rate. No heat also equals less downtime! Most patients are red for 24 hours or less. That advantage means you can get the procedure performed on a Friday and be back to normal for work on Monday.

Why we use a Dermal Pen

  • A Dermal Pen is able to deliver a predictable healing experience which is not always possible with lasers or other devices.

  • Dermal Pens use sterile single-use surgical grade disposable needle tips. There is no potential for cross contamination between patients because there is never a re-use of needles.

  • Adjustable needle penetration depths allows us to choose a custom treatment program for your specific skin problems and preferences for treatment aggressiveness.

  • Dermal needling is safe for ALL skin types. This is a boost for skins that have a tendency to over react to heat based treatments or those with ultra sensitive skins which do not tolerate heat treatments well.

What does dermal needling feel like?

The high-speed motor causes the needle penetration to occur very quickly which means it will feel more like a sandpaper sensation than needles. Some patients describe it as similar as the feel of a cats tongue. Scar treatments require longer needles which invade nerve space and thus, produce more sensation.

After the treatment

You will likely look as if you have a sunburn following treatment. This can last the rest of the day, to several days or a week depending on treatment depth. Treat your skin gently and refrain from acid-containing products for a week or longer.

How Is A Dermal Pen different from Dermal Rollers?

Automated dermal-needling devices move in a vertical direction for better precision when treating the skin. Manual needle rollers do not create a precise vertical action and many of these rollers are made from inferior metals which are not smooth and it is impossible to sterilize them at home. The lack of precision and sterilization issues can contribute to inconsistent effects to the skin, plus the risk of infection when the skin is not antiseptically cleansed.

How Is A Dermal Pen different from Lasers?

A dermal pen breaks up pigment mechanically instead of with light (heat) and remodels the collagen without heat. Removing heat from the equation makes for a safer, more comfortable treatment with a very low complication rate.

No heat also equals less downtime! Most patients are red for 24 hours or less. That advantage means you can get the procedure performed on a Friday and be back to normal for work on Monday.

Orange County Permanent Makeup
1501 Westcliff Drive, Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 630-0535

Servicing: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington, Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna, Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa, Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda