Comparing Collagen Induction Therapy to other collagen building treatments
I have been receiving the same questions from clients about the Collagen Induction Treatments so I've decided to write a blog post to answer them for you.
What are the differences between Laser & Collagen Induction?
While both will build collagen, both will lighten hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) both will result in smaller pores, lifted skin and less fine lines and wrinkles there are differences.
Laser is a controlled burn to the top layers of the skin that eventually makes its way down to the deeper layers of the skin, while Collagen Induction starts at the deeper layers of the skin and works up to the surface. The later results in almost no down time while the down time from laser can be significant. Because laser is, in essence, a burn the chance to hyper-pigment is strong. In most cases when dark spots have been lightened by laser treatments the dark spots will reappear within a matter of months and usually darker than they were before. This requires continued visits back for more laser, then more dark spots then more laser. Get my point? Lasers are great but they do carry a pretty high risk of causing hyper-pigmentation.
Collagen Induction, on the other hand, will lighten hyper-pigmentation with no risk of it reoccurring due to the process itself. Collagen Induction will improve scars left behind from blemishes by the massive building of collagen that occurs in the deepest layers of the skin which pushes the scar up toward the surface making them appear less obvious. Lasers take longer to correct scars than Collagen Induction. Collagen Induction can be used on the sensitive eye area while laser cannot be used close to the eyes.
What is better a Peel or Collagen Induction?
It depends what is being treated. Peels are better to help heal blemished skin types. Collagen Induction cannot be used over active blemishes because it can spread the bacteria causing bigger issues. If you do not have problems with active blemishes and wish to treat the scars left behind from previous blemishes or you wish to receive an anti-aging treatment that will significantly brighten your skin, shrink large pores, fill in wrinkles and lift the skin then the Collagen Induction is the better option. I reserve peels mostly for blemished skin types.
What is better, the Collagen Attraction & Activation Therapy (known at BRS as the C.a.a.t for short), or the Collagen Induction?
Again it depends on what is being treated. The C.a.a.t. Therapy woks similar to laser in that it works from the top layers of the skin down to the deeper layers of the skin. There is significantly more down time with the C.a.a.t. Therapy. C.a.a.t. is a great resurfacing treatment. You will notice a lot of shedding of dead cells from the C.a.a.t. If rough uneven skin texture is an issue I will recommend the C.a.a.t Therapy be done first followed later by the Collagen Induction. Both treatments lift the skin, but the Collagen Induction can be used under the eyes and on the eyelids while the C.a.a.t. cannot be used close to the eyes. The C.a.a.t. can be irritating to sensitive skin types while the Collagen Induction can be used on even the most sensitive skin types.
Overall the Collagen Induction Therapy is my favorite treatment for anti-aging purposes and overall improvement for all the reasons mentioned above. It will do all of the following with little to no down time. The treatment is fast to receive with little to no down time.
- Shrinks Pores
- Improves Scars
- Lifts & Tightens
- Reduces lines & wrinkles
- Improves the skin around the eyes