CIT: Advanced Education Resources - Part 2

This page contains educational resources and in depth knowledge about CIT, wound healing, and other mechanisms related to CIT. This page is not meant to diagnose or recommend. If you have any questions, please contact us at one our facilities. 


One of the goal of collagen induction therapy is to trigger the adult wound healing response. Several methods to accomplish this have come to market over the years. The following are a list of the most popular devices and methods. 

Subcision

This methods involves cutting under a depressed scar and/or wrinkle using a tri-beveled hypodermic needle inserted through a needle puncture. This objective of this method is to raise the base of the defect to the same level of the health skin around it.

Tattoo Devices

These type of devices are common in permanent make up treatments. Although using these devices make it easy to treat large areas, caution is advised due to the density of the needle group.. The density tends to be high which may cause excessive trauma to the skin which may lead to further scarring. Furthermore, tattoo devices typically will not allow the manipulation of needle depth, therefore, the health professional must be experience and proficient in manually controlling this variable.  

Stamps

Stamp devices were very popular in the 90s until rollers came onto the market. Stamps made it easy to control for depth variables. Although effective in small areas, the treatment tended to be long and tedious.