Microneedling for collagen induction (CIT) has so many amazing benefits. Yes, Controlled skin injuries produced by microneedling send the skin into a repair mode that triggers the body to produce new collagen as well as elastin, providing our skin with plumpness and resilience. Importantly, it isn’t just the microneedling that brings all this goodness.
What is collagen induction?
Collagen induction therapy is a simple cosmetic procedure in which a group of sterile microneedles puncture the skin of the face. The goal is to promote the growth of collagen and new skin tissue.
After making thousands of little micro-injuries on your skin – now it’s time for pampering and a careful protocol for internal and external supplementation and healing. Because how we treat our skin in the days following a treatment will dramatically affect the level of rejuvenation we experience.
5mm + for collagen (your monthly needling session) and you’re wondering what you should be taking, what you should be applying to your skin, and what other devices you can use during the next month.
Next step: Red light therapy! LED is the perfect pairing with microneedling. Red LED can reduce erythema (redness) and inflammation. Red LED (633nm) enhances keratinocyte proliferation and near infra-red LED (700-830) amplifies collagen and elastin formation (for stronger, bouncier skin).
After LED you can add hyaluronic acid. Then, take it easy – no makeup, perfumes or other products close to your face, please! You’ll also want to avoid the gym, sauna and direct sunlight exposure for at least the first 24 hours after microneedling treatment.
Days 1-5 (feeling a little pink and dehydrated?)
You’ll wake up the next day and rinse your skin (it’s ok to wash if you feel you need to, just use a very gentle facial cleanser) and then apply your Hyaluronic Serum or favorite I’m Fabulous Cosmetics serum.
Next, I like to apply vitamin C and then a facial serum to soothe and nourish the skin. At this point, most people benefit from a moisturizer with ingredients like collagen, peptides, and hemp. You’ll then finish with a healthy amount of sunscreen -and you’re done for the morning. This will be repeated each morning the first 5 days.
I’m Fabulous Cosmetics signature Hyaluronic Acid (HA) formulation, with a superior delivery system that contains three molecular sizes of HA, the smallest of which can penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin and Helichrysum italicum (Immortelle Flower). Hyaluronic acid has the ability to hold up 1000 times its weight in water making it one of the most effective moisturizers discovered by medical science.
IMMORTELLE FLOWERS BENEFITS TO THE SKIN:
- Smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Immortelle essential oil evens out skin tone.
- It restores sun-damaged skin and helps block UV rays.
- Diminishing under-eye bags.
- It also clears up scars and spots
To summarize skincare in the morning in the first five days:
Skincare in the evening during the first 5 days my protocol (you can adjust to your preferences) goes like this:
The first 5 days are about feeding the skin and replenishing it, helping it to heal. You very well may have flaking and dryness along the way – that’s perfectly normal. Toward day five you may use a gentle enzyme peel to clear flakes. Gentle is the keyword here. For best results is it best to not mix I’m Fabulous Cosmetics organic plants-based products with other non-organic brands.
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