Micro needling / Collagen Induction Therapy


Skin is the largest organ of our body, and what makes it unique, is that skin regenerates itself. As we age, multiple environmental influences affect our skin and make it look dull and old including sun damage, hormones, medications, our food choices and the cosmetics and skin care products we use.

I used to be a huge proponent of Fractionated Lasers, to remove and reduce skin aging. Now, CIT or Microneedling is my new favorite. Why? Over the years of using this method of skin rejuvenation, I have learned that it does all that the laser resurfacing does minus the down time. The recovery is so quick and easy that my patients love that. It is becoming my first choice for all my working women or anyone who is scared of discomfort or pain during cosmetic procedures. I call it a more natural way for a skin workout. In my treatments, I stimulate skin cells and collagen, and the skin learns to build new cells and collagen on its own. I am the trainer and the skin is the athlete!

You can help improve pitted acne scars, old surgical scars, you can minimize lines and wrinkles, you can add plumpness and soft texture to the skin, minimize pore size and achieve an overall uniform complexion. In my opinion you go back 10 years in age, if the treatment is done right. Make sure you go to a credible clinic, who uses the pins only once  and doesn’t re-use anything to avoid infections and unhygienic skin issues. After all, you are doing all this to improve your skin, not to come home with more unwanted skin infections.

Let’s talk about how the treatment goes? When you come in, a numbing cream is applied to the skin for 15 minutes and then a FDA approved motorized SkinPen™ Precision is used, the whole skin is stimulated to boost new collagen and cells. The skin takes three or so days to heal.  While it is healing, it looks like a mild sunburn and then heals itself to a better, more youthful looking skin. After care is really simple, moisturize and use an SPF 50 for a week and you’ll have a healthy natural glow for weeks to follow.

I have seen so many of my patients switch from injectables and fillers to this new treatment because they wanted natural looking results which last longer than fillers. 

If you want to learn more about this new found secret or have any questions, please call NOVA DERM INSTITUTE at  (703) 635-6065 or visit our website www.novaderminstitute.com for more details.

Afsheen Ather

Bachelors in Medicine & Surgery

Licensed Master Instructor, Master Aesthetician and Master Permanent Makeup Artist

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