Micro Needling (CIT)

Micro Needling Skin Rejuvenation (CIT)

Micro Needling….Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) = A New Way to Make Collagen!

One of the least invasive ways to restore a youthful glow to your skin, the process is called Collagen Induction Therapy and is the fastest and most convenient treatment for reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks.  Fine lines and wrinkles result through the lack of collagen and elastin in the skin, and Micro Needling will help you restore it.

How Does Micro Needling Work?

Micro needling utilizes a handheld tool with several tiny needles in its tip.  As the tool is moved across the skin, the needles create microscopic holes (tiny holes) in the skin surface.  The approx. 30-minute process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself and in the process produces collagen and elastin for softer, firmer skin.  While these holes are not painful or visible, they stimulate the skin’s natural response to heal itself, creating new collagen to strengthen the skin structure and promoting the production of elastin for improved skin flexibility. Micro needling also increases circulation, resulting in more blood flow and improved skin color. Typically the skin has a nice glow to it immediately following an Eclipse MicroPen micro-needling session. Results can be observed in as early as 30 days.

This repair process begins almost immediately and results in a thicker dermis and softened wrinkles or scars.  We use the automated Eclipse MicroPen™ for its predictable performance and safety profile.

There is no tissue destruction with micro needling. The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away.  Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding which stops almost immediately.

At Gentle Touch CT, we also offer the use of PRP along with this treatment to further stimulate the growth of new, fresh skin cells and improved circulation.

What are the benefits of Micro Needling?

Micro Needling will help to:

  • Smooth and diminish fine lines and wrinkles

  • Smooth the texture of the skin from acne scarring

  • Firm and tone aged or tired skin

  • Restore skin’s youthful radiance and appearance

  • Soften rough dry skin

  • Diminish scars and stretch marks

  • Assist in Hair Restoration

What Can I Expect After The Treatment?

You’ll likely look as if you have a sunburn following treatment – this can last the rest of the day, and up to several days.  In our office we offer for purchase a special treatment mask that helps with the post treatment comfort and skin healing.

This treatment mask, an anti wrinkle hydrating infusion, contains a proprietary blend of skin drenching pharmaceutical grade hyaluronic acid, along with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant ingredients such as Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3), Jojoba Seed Oil, Witch Hazel Extract, Pro-vitamin B5, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Allantoin and Collagen Amino Acids that help rebuild the skin.  These ingredients help combat the year round exposure to UV radiation (sun), dry climate, pollution, ionizing radiation, as well as the chemicals and toxins in water and the day to day environment.

Micro Needling Is An Outstanding Product Absorption Booster

These superficial micro-channels also allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.  Specific treatment products can be selected to achieve accelerated results. We’ll employ various topicals depending upon your needs, such as:

  • Hyaluronic serums = boosts collagen production by ~200%

  • Stem cells to multiply new young cells = boosts collagen production by ~500%

  • Topical PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) = boosts collagen production by ~1,000%

PRP Therapy Via Micro Needling

Topical PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy utilize Micro Needling to advance the healing of lasers and resurfacing treatments. PRP treatments are also used to boost the freshness of the skin and improve skin texture and tone.

Find out more about the tremendous benefits of Micro Needling with PRP.

Collagen production process after micro needling

What Areas Can Be Treated?

Micro Needling can safely be used on nearly all parts of the body with the most frequent treatments being on the

  • Face

  • Neck

  • Decollete

  • Arms

Is Micro Needling New?

Micro needling has been used for decades in Europe in various forms, from blocked stamps to hand rollers to the new automated pens that make the process fast, consistent and for the most part, quite comfortable. Only in recent years have the public and physicians embraced the concept. (It’s almost as if something so simple couldn’t possibly work well, right?) But we’re discovering that this simple action of creating a tiny wound without heat or any other high technology works remarkably well.

Why We Use The Automated MicroPen™?

  • MicroPen™ is able to deliver a predictable healing experience which is not always possible with lasers or other devices.

  • MicroPen™ uses sterile single-use surgical grade disposable needle tips. There is no potential for cross contamination between patients because there is never a re-use of needles.

  • Adjustable needle penetration depths allows us to choose a custom treatment program for your specific skin problems and preferences for treatment aggressiveness.

  • Micro needling is safe for ALL skin types. This is a boost for skins that have a tendency to over react to heat based treatments or those with ultra sensitive skins which do not tolerate heat treatments well.

What Does Micro Needling Feel Like?

The high-speed motor causes the needle penetration to occur very quickly which means it will feel more like a sandpaper sensation than needles.  Scar treatments produce more sensation. Your skin will be numbed with a topical anesthetic prior to treatment.

How Is MicroPenDifferent from Dermal Rollers?

Automated micro-needling devices move in a vertical direction for better precision when treating the skin. Manual needle rollers do not create a precise vertical action and many of these rollers are made from inferior metals which are not smooth and it is impossible to sterilize them at home.

The lack of precision and sterilization issues can contribute to inconsistent effects to the skin, plus the risk of infection when the skin is not antiseptically cleansed.

How Is MicroPenDifferent from Lasers?

Eclipse MicroPen™ breaks up pigment mechanically instead of with light (heat) and remodels the collagen without heat. Removing heat from the equation makes for a safer, more comfortable treatment with a very low complication rate.

No heat also equals less downtime! Most Eclipse MicroPen™ patients are red for approximately 24 hours. That advantage means you can get the procedure performed on a Friday and be back to normal for work on Monday.

Is Micro Needling right for you?

This treatment is safe for all skin types and colors.  If you are the type of person who demands the best, most efficient and latest technology available, then this is the process for you. Micro Needling is for those who are interested in diminishing fine lines, moderate wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, skin laxity.  Micro Needling will restore the youthful radiance of your skin while improving texture, tone and color of your skin.

Who May Not Be a Candidate for Micro Needling?

Individuals who have open cuts or wounds on the skin, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have a family history of poor wound healing may require further evaluation before being approved for treatment. During your consultation, our medical team will help you determine whether micro-needling is the best option for your skin rejuvenation needs.

Why Micro Needling?

Micro Needling is a revolutionary process with several advantages over previous generation anti-aging devices such as laser and dermal needle rollers. You will get safe, fast and consistent results.


Gentle Touch CT is conveniently located above Club Fitness at 107 Old Windsor Road, 2nd Floor, Bloomfield, CT (Hartford County), off I-91 Exit 37 on Route 305.

Located near Windsor, Bloomfield, Windsor Locks, East Windsor, Suffield, Enfield, South Windsor, Granby, Avon, Simsbury, East Hartford, Hartford, West Hartford, Rocky Hill, Manchester, and Vernon.

Call (860) 216-6225 to make your appointment, or email info@GentleTouchCT.com Initial Consultation is FREE!