Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a minimally invasive procedure. Improves blood flow to the scalp. Can be combined with a hair transplant.  read more

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Collagen induction therapy is affordable and at MAXIM, we offer competitive pricing and 0% financing options up to 24 months for clients. 

Each session takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes. The number of sessions depends on your particular case and the recommendation of your clinician but generally 3-6 sessions are recommended.

For collagen induction therapy MAXIM uses local anesthesia to minimize pain and you can get back to work the same day.

We start with a topical anesthetic. Then, we apply an FDA-cleared electronically motorized device. This device contains 14 microneedles set to a 0.25 to 2.5 mm depth. They extend to the interdermal layer of your scalp, creating a controlled trauma to stimulate collagen growth. Next, we apply a soothing balm or serum to avoid disrupting your day.

This procedure requires minimum preparation or follow-up, but we will provide you with written instructions. After this procedure, most people experience little more than a bit of swelling, redness, or bruising.


Collagen induction therapy can offer many benefits to candidates. 

CIT is an outstanding solution for people seeking non-surgical hair restoration treatments. If you're otherwise healthy with mild to moderate hair loss CIT alone may help you enjoy a beautiful head of hair. It can put an end to patching and thinning and can slow or stop additional hair loss.

After a full course of CIT treatments you should be able to see the results. Your natural hair should be growing thicker and fuller. While CIT can't address specific problem areas, many people find that it's sufficient to address the spots they're most worried about.

There's no cutting or scarring to worry about, and you can go back to work the same day. The worst you'll experience is a little bruising or redness which tends to clear up in a day or so. The microneedling wounds are so small that they rarely even cause bleeding.

Microneedling (CIT) increases collagen production in your scalp. It also causes guided tissue trauma that triggers the human body's natural platelet response, driving growth factors and other valuable substances to repair your scalp. These growth components are known to be beneficial for the restoration of hair follicles and may improve the health, texture, and volume of your hair. 

This procedure improves the absorption of minoxidil and other hair topical serums and steroids. 

Those who complete the full course of CIT services generally show visible improvements in the thickness and strength of their hair within 90 days. CIT is an outstanding therapy for individuals suffering from minor hair loss. We also often combine it with other procedures to provide outstanding results. For example, we can combine it with scalp micropigmentation to create a natural look composed both of our medical grade pigments, and of your own natural hair.

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Frequently Asked Questions

During the Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) procedure, our skilled surgeons at MAXIM will apply a topical anesthetic, so you feel no discomfort during the process and are free to distract yourself with something like TV. Next, a roller device with 0.25-3 mm needles is used on the scalp. The needles will extend to the middle layer of the skin. A soothing balm or serum will then be applied after treatment is finished.

Patients can typically expect the full Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) procedure to last 30 minutes to 1 hour each session.

The price of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) varies depending upon the size of the scalp to be treated, condition and other factors. We at MAXIM wish for everybody to know the joy of having beautiful, natural-looking hair. We don't think money should be a barrier to a patient's happiness. Our team wants as many people as possible to have access to the Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) procedure so we offer both affordable pricing and 0% financing at our US locations.

The Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) procedure is an effective and powerful procedure that has several advantages over other hair related treatments. Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is for one a non-surgical treatment, so you don't have to worry about the potential risks and effects of surgery like scarring. Because of the lack of surgery, it is a minimally invasive and fast procedure, only lasting for 30 minutes to 1 hour per session. Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) treatment can also increase the natural collagen production of the body and regenerate hair follicles while improving overall hair health. Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) also has numerous anti-aging benefits and improves absorption of minoxidil/Rogaine and topical steroids. Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) can be used to help with Alopecia, Lichen Planus & related disorders.

Yes! Our skilled team will administer topical anesthesia to the patient prior to performing the Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) procedure. The process is expected to last only about 30 minutes to 1 hour, so you won't have to set aside a large block of your day to dedicate toward the procedure. You can simply watch TV or take a very short nap.

Our talented team of specialists will make sure to provide all patients with detailed written pre and post-op instructions for all procedures. However, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) due to being a minimally invasive and non-surgical procedure has minimal preparation and follow-up. You can, however, expect some redness or bruising following treatment.

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