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Harmony Laser Center

Collagen Induction Therapy

 

Collagen Induction Therapies (CIT) is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny sterile needles or tiny pulses of light. It has been dubbed by Hollywood as the “Vampire Facelift.” This procedure is a combination of CO2 Fractional Ablative Laser, microneedling, Harvest® PRP Therapy and Dermal Fillers. This is the most comprehensive treatment offered at Harmony Laser Center. Benefits you could expect from this series of treatments can include lifting, toning, tightening, brightening and overall improvement of the texture and quality of your skin.*

Conditions Treated

What Areas Can Be Treated?

  • All areas of the face can be treated with this combination procedure. The neck and chest may also be treated.

How Does It Work?

The CO2 Fractional Ablative Laser and microneedling are ablative procedures used to stimulate the body’s own production of collagen.

The CO2 Fractional Laser procedure produces a grid pattern of tiny light pulses that reach the dermal layer of the skin. Microneedling uses a sterile roller applied to the face with very fine needles to create many microscopic channels deep into the dermis of the skin.

Your provider will recommend one of the ablative procedures just described that best suits your needs. These procedures are then coupled with Harvest® PRP Therapy and Dermal Fillers to produce volume and aid in the creation of healthy new skin cells. These exciting options are simple procedures that require little down time and offer significant, measurable and sustainable results.*

What To Expect

CIT using CO2 Fractional Ablative Laser Treatment

  • The first treatment includes CO2 with Harvest mask and injections. All procedures combined take roughly 2 hours.
  • 6 weeks after the initial treatment a follow up appointment is scheduled in which you will receive the Dermal Filler product that has been selected by you and your provider. This follow up appointment is typically 1 hour long.
  • Some discomfort may be experienced with these treatments. Your provider has many options that may be used during your treatment to ensure your comfort.*

CIT using Microneedling Treatment

  • The first treatment includes microneedling with Harvest topically, Harvest injections and Dermal Filler. All procedures combined take roughly 2 hours.
  • Each month, for 4-6 months after your initial treatment, you will come back in for a microneedling treatment. Each of these appointments will be 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Minor discomfort may be experienced with these treatments. Your provider has many options that may be used during your treatment to ensure your comfort.*

After Treatment

CIT using CO2 Fractional Ablative Laser Treatment

  • Immediately after the treatment, your skin will feel warm but ice packs and cool wash cloths are helpful and will also reduce swelling.*
  • You can expect some possible pinpoint bleeding for the first days as well as redness and swelling which can last from 4 to 7 days. Some bruising may occur from the Harvest and/or Dermal Fillers.*
  • For approximately 4 days, per your provider's instructions, it is recommended that you stay indoors.
  • A skin care kit will be proscribed by your provider for your home care post procedure that includes cleanser, moisturizing barrier protection cream, sunscreen, and pillow protectors.

CIT using Microneedling Treatment

  • There is virtually no downtime. The skin may be pink to red with possible mild swelling and should return to normal in 24 - 48 hours in most cases.* You may also expect additional swelling and mild bruising from the Harvest and Dermal Fillers.*
  • It is recommended to wear sunscreen every day after receiving this treatment.
  • A skin care kit will be proscribed by your provider for your home care post procedure that includes cleanser, moisturizing barrier protection cream, sunscreen, and pillow protectors.