Winter 2019

What You Should Know About Collagen Induction Therapy

Collagen Induction Therapy, sometimes called “microneedling,” is a treatment that improves the appearance of age-related fine lines and wrinkles as well as scars such as those resulting from acne. The procedure can be used on the face, except within the orbital rim, and elsewhere on the body.

Conditions That Can Be Treated by CIT

  • Acne scarring
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Loose skin
  • Skintexture
  • Pore size
  • Brown spots
  • Stretch marks
  • Pigment issues

Unbeatable Safety

South Shore Skin Center uses SkinPen© by Bellus Medical exclusively. It is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to be safe and effective. 

Growth Factor Serum

We also feature and recommend the addition of Epidermal Growth Factor serum during CIT treatments to further stimulate the production of collagen. Growth factors are proteins that stimulate the skin to rejuvenate. They tell new skin cells to form, encourage new blood vessels, and stimulate collagen synthesis. However, Growth factors are large proteins that aren’t likely to penetrate intact skin. Therefore, growth factors should be used when the micro-channels are open, allowing growth factors to penetrate the dermal tissues instead of sitting on top of the skin’s surface. Growth factor serum combined with microneedling can produce quite remarkable results.

Enjoy the Results

There is little down time after each treatment. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment – and step out with confidence.

Come One, Come All

Collagen Induction Therapy using the SkinPen© works for all skin types – – from light to dark.

Rave Reviews

Bellus Medical has been tracking the reviews of patients who have had Collagen Induction Therapy by trained dermatological providers using SkinPen© and an overwhelming 90% of the patients who have had the treatments say they would recommend it to friends and family.


Before and (Happily Ever) After

How effective is Collagen Induction Therapy? Two pictures are worth a thousand words.

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly. But if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spill out into surrounding tissue, creating deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These repairs usually aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin.*

Why treat acne scarring?
There are several physical, emotional and social reasons for treating acne scars. Some of these include improved appearance; enhanced self-esteem, and promotion of better skin health.

There are two main types of acne scars:

  • Hypertrophic or Keloid Scarring – These scars are caused when the body produces too much collagen as acne wounds heal, resulting in a mass of raised tissue on the skin’s surface.
  • Atrophic or Depressed Scarring –These scars develop when there is a loss of tissue. There are two common types of atrophic scarring. “Icepick” scars are usually small, yet obvious holes in the skin. “Boxcar” scars are depressed areas, usually round or oval in shape with steeply angled sides, similar to chickenpox scars. 

Collagen Induction Therapy Can Reduce Acne Scarring

Collagen Induction Therapy, employing microneedling, helps reduce the depth of acne scars. It is a safe treatment that works for all skin tones. Skin needling, as the name suggests, delivers needles of varying depths (0.5 to 3 mm) into the dermal layers of the skin. the needling breaks down scar tissue and stimulates the formation of new collagen. To reduce acne scarring, South Shore Skin Center uses SkinPen© by Bellus Medical exclusively. It is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to be safe and effective. 

*Source: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery


Discover The Benefits of Collagen Induction Therapy… For Less

Treat wrinkles, skin texture, acne scarring, brown spots, pigment issues and more… the safe, non-invasive way.

Take advantage of one of these special limited time introductory offers:

Special Offer #1: Single Treatment with growth factor serum: $500 (Regularly $600)

Special Offer #2: Package of 3 Treatments with growth factor serum (Recommended): $1,500 (Regularly $1,650)

Special Gift: Receive a complimentary Skinceuticals B5 hydrating gel and fashionable black cosmetic bag when you purchase and schedule a package of 3 treatments.

Disclaimer: (Special Gift limited to the first 30 packages sold and scheduled. Introductory Collagen Induction Therapy pricing available only until February 28, 2019. Other restrictions apply.)

South Shore Skin Center uses the only FDA-approved state-of-the-art device currently available called SkinPen® for this treatment which is minimally-invasive, and requires little downtime.