CIT: Advanced Education Resources - Part 3

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. 


Rollers

Rollers are devices that use a rolling function to create micro clefts on the skin by "rolling." There are several manufacturers with variations in devices.  Variations can be in needle length, needle material, etc.

Needle materials: Needles made of out titanium hold the edge for much longer and also prevents oxidation.

Needle length:  The needle length can range from 0.2 mm and 3 mm. Some makers claim that the longer the needle the more effective. Dermarollers

Number of needles: The number and density of needles on the roller may depend on the outcome that is wanted and also the body part that is being treated. More narrow devices are typically reserved for small areas and the face areas. Devices that have a higher needle count and are wider are tpically used on large body areas.

Electronic Devices

Electronic devices include stamps that rely on an a built in motor to created the needling. Similar to stamping, but automated. The advantage of having electronic device is the ease to treat small areas like the lip, nasolabial folds, etc.  Discomfort is typically minimised because of the speed and vibrations in the device.