By Chrissy Thomas RN, BSN

Those of you that know About Face Skin Care know that we do not move quickly when it comes to bringing on new treatments. We wait for the kinks to be worked out. We wait to make sure that customers are seeing proven results in other practices. And, most importantly, we make sure the treatment is safe. We are excited to say that Collagen Induction Therapy lived up to our standards!

Collagen and elastin are the support systems of the skin. Collagen, which acts as the structural support, and elastin, which gives our skin its elasticity, is starting to decline in the human body by the mid ’30s. When this happens, skin becomes less supple and fine lines and creases begin to form. Lips look less full, small pleats begin to form around the lips, crinkled skin forms under the eyes and deeper creases are soon noted to the nasolabial folds and forehead.



Collagen Induction Therapy, or CIT, utilizes tiny needles to make micro openings in the top layer of skin, thus stimulating the lower layers to produce more collagen and elastin. Just as you have to stress muscle fibers to build more muscle, this stress on the lower layers of skin will stimulate the body to self-repair with more structural support. These tiny channels also allow products applied to the surface to penetrate deep into the skin to heal the effects of aging much more quickly. The effect is thicker dermal and epidermal tissue with fewer creases, smoother color, and tighter pores.

In addition to treating fine lines and wrinkles, CIT is also an excellent treatment option for firming skin, treating brown spots, smoothing acne scars and stretch marks. It is touted as a great alternative to or enhancement for Botox® and injectable fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane®.

If you are interested in exploring About Face Skin Care and the options available to you, give us a call at 770-935-FACE (3223), or book online at  We offer a no pressure environment and a free consultation.  We look forward to meeting you!