Collagen Induction Therapy, also known as CIT or Microneedling, it is the process of stimulating collagen synthesis by creating controlled micro-injuries in the skin.
The concept of Microneedling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns and other abrasions.
These 'micro-injuries' from CIT tell the brain that the body needs to produce new collagen and elastin fibers to repair the wounds. The skin can benefit from extra collagen production by using the new fibers to reverse the signs of aging.
CIT Practice and Results
The process of Microneedling provides 2 benefits. One, the micro-injuries stimulate natural collagen synthesis. And two, the microscopic punctures in the skin allow topical serums to be absorbed more effectively.
The wounds created by Microneedling are superficial and do not cause serious, lasting damage to the skin. When performed correctly, CIT will NOT result in bruising, excessive bleeding, or swelling of the treated area. The client's skin will appear pink as the body works to heal the minor trauma. After a few hours, the pink coloration will subside.
Collagen Induction Therapy may be conducted safely on all colors of skin and all types of skin. The epidermis and melanocytes in the basal area are not damaged, so there’s no possibility of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
What are the benefits of CIT?
Collagen Induction Therapy is a highly sought after modality because it produces results your clients can see and feel.
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces crow’s feet
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Reduces scars
There is almost no down-time and no negative side effects when done correctly.
- Reduces post-surgical scars
- Reduces enlarged pores
- Improves skin radiance
- Improves elasticity and epidermal thickness
A CIT treatment for the face, neck, and décolleté can be done in under 1 hour!
- Balances dry skin
- Smoothes rough and uneven skin texture
- Prepares the skin for cosmetic surgery
- Prepares the skin for injection
What Equipment is used for CIT?
Microneedling is a process performed with a PMU/CIT Pen. It is a device that contains a sterile cartridge which holds a configuration of needles.
The needles rapidly move up and down and can penetrate the skin from a depth of 0.5mm to 2.0mm. The PMU/CIT Pen is the tool used to create the controlled micro-injuries in the skin.
The CIT specialist will move the pen in a constant, quick motion over small sections of the face or body. The tip of the pen will be flat on the surface of the skin to ensure that the needles penetrate in a perfectly vertical direction.
We use pinpoint bleeding as our depth guide. When we see pinpoint bleeding occur, we understand that we have reached an appropriate depth for creating controlled micro-injuries. We most typically work at a depth of 0.5mm. However, when healing deep scar tissue, we might adjust the pen to penetrate at 1mm or 1.5mm.
Income Potential of CIT
We did some simple math to show you the income potential of a CIT specialist. These numbers are conservative, so if you establish a large client base, you can make much more!
At $250.00 per procedure x 4 per week.
$1,000.00 per week= $52,000.00 yearly!
At $300.00 per procedure x 4 per week.
$1,200.00 per week= $62,400.00 yearly!
At $350.00 per procedure x 4 per week.
$1,400.00 per week= $72,200.00 yearly!
One of the great things about CIT is that your clients will come back to you every month.
Location and clients will determine how much you charge. But for all the CIT specialists we have trained, no one charges under $250 per procedure. Some of our students charge as much as $450 and are booked for months.
Why become a CIT Specialist?
It's a fun, quick, simple, and results-driven modality that is a great way to increase revenue while providing a fantastic service.
Think about this. Permanent Makeup Artists / Microblading Artists see a client every 1-2 years (after initial touchup). If you're just doing PMU and Microblading, you're always looking for your next client.
With CIT/Microneedling, your clients visit you every month. If they don't, then they won't be getting the full benefits of CIT. If you have a CIT client that sticks with you for 6 months, they will see the results and stay with you for life.
You can create a stable and sustainable business with as few as 15 steady clients. That would be treating 1 client every other day per month!
How can you become a CIT Specialist?
You can legally perform CIT when you are certified as a cosmetic tattoo artist and have been inspected and licensed by your local health department.
To obtain your license, you’ll need to have your Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) certification and will have to learn how to implant pigment into the skin as a cosmetic tattoo artist. Once you have those prequalifications, you can then learn Collagen Induction Therapy.
So how do you get qualified to learn? It’s easy! We can teach you from start to finish at the Minx Mogul Training Academy! You’l receive lectures on skin science, course manuals, watch demonstrations, and participate in hands-on training where you give and receive treatments.