Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT Roller) research:
A 2006 study showed an average increase of 206% in collagen fibers after a single treatment. The highest increase in collagen induction recorded was 1,000% after a single treatment (1).
In 2008 480 patients with fine wrinkles, lax skin, scarring, and stretch marks rated their improvement as between 60-80% better following micro needling. (13)A 2010 study showed a 140% increase in the thickness of the epidermis and also showed an increase in gene and protein expression of collagen 1, and growth factors such as VEGF and EGF. It also demonstrated an increase in the number of and thickness of the collagen bundles (3)
A small trial in 2010 also showed positive initial results with hand rejuvenation in both skin texture and skin tightening (4)
A 2011 study directly compared micro needling to Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy. The study concluded that micro needling resulted in greater skin thickening and expression of collagen type 1 as well as total collagen content (5).
Reduce scars with micro needling
A 2009 study showed that 34 of 37 people treated with a micro needle roller received a 1 or 2 grade improvements in the appearance of the scars (6).
In 2010 16 patients suffering post burn scars were treated with a micro needle roller and rated their average improvement at 80%.
When the skin was examined 12 months later a large increase in collagen and elastin was found and a 45% thickening of one of the damaged surface levels of the skin (7)
The study confirms that skin needling has an immediate effect in improving acne rolling scars and has advantages over other procedures (12)
Collagen induction Therapy was started in 1997 and has proved to be a simple and fast method for safely treating wrinkles and scars. Alternative treatment for scars, wrinkles, and skin laxity (12)
A 2014 study showed that microneedling is an effective treatment modality for acne scars remodulation with little downtime, satisfactory results and peculiar side effects in Asian skin type. The age group ranged from 18 to 40 years. 50–75% improvement in majority of patients. (13)
Reducing Stretch Marks
In 2010 22 women, suffering stretch marks showed significant increases in both collagen and elastin fibres in the area following treatment with a micro needle roller (8).
In 2008 480 patients with fine wrinkles, lax skin, scarring, and stretch marks rated their improvement as between 60-80% better following micro needling. (13)
It is well known that micro needling dramatically increases the absorption of products applied to the skin.
A study in 1998 showed that this increase can vary between 1000-10,000 times, dramatically increasing the absorption of beauty products through the skin (9).
Safe for Multi-racial Skin
A 2008 study demonstrated that micro needling does not result in the loss of melanocytes. This means there is no risk of dyspigmentation or hyper pigmentation for those with darker skin (10).
A 2014 study showed that microneedling is a effective treatment modality for acne scars remodulation with little downtime, satisfactory results and peculiar side effects in Asian skin type. 50–75% improvement in majority of patients. (13)
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