Collagen P.I.N. is a method of inducing a controlled micro-injury into the skin’s dermal and epidermal junction.
This helps to induce growth factors and new collagen and elastin. The process of Collagen P.I.N. causes less damage than dermal rolling, lasers, or any other ablative treatment.
Thus, protecting the skin’s cell growth making for a quicker healing and better results.
How Does Collagen P.I.N. Work?
A topical serum is applied to clean skin (normally Hyaluronic acid) to help the Collagen P.I.N. micro-needling device glide smoothly across the skin’s surface while creating thousands of micro-channels every second, which helps stimulate the skin’s own natural healing process, while simultaneously delivering Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – the building blocks for healthy new skin.
Your medical esthetician will select the appropriate needle depth and number of passes required to properly treat your concerns based upon your individual skin health and skin regimen.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Normally a series of 3-6 treatments is recommended, depending upon your skin concerns and area of correction. A treatment series will be developed by our estheticians specifically for your skin concerns. Treatments are usually spaced 3-4 weeks apart. Patients with deep wrinkles, intense sun damage, or any type of deep scaring usually require 6 or more treatments for optimal results.
How Long Until I Will See Results?
A majority of patients see some results after just one treatment. Individual results vary depending on individual skin health and corrections.
Does the Treatment Hurt?
Collagen P.I.N micro-needling is a very comfortable procedure. Prior to your actual treatment a topical numbing agent (Lidocaine) will be applied to your skin by your medical provider.
Collagen P.I.N. Post-Treatment:
- Immediately after your treatment your skin will be red, much like a sunburn.
- Your skin may be pink or red for a couple days after your micro-needling but this can be covered with a pure mineral makeup.
- Some minor peeling or flaking may occur
- Your esthetician will recommend a post-care regimen based on your individual skin for the immediate days after you
A Note From Lisa:
As the popularity of micro-needling has grown, many wonder what is the difference in all the devices on the market. We have rollers for product penetration for at home use then we have devices used in med spas or physician’s offices for treatment of acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles and texture.
Being involved in a medical facility, we see and hear of esthetician’s performing these treatments in spas or private businesses without a physician overseeing these treatments. Why is this an issue? According to the rules of NC, unless it is performed at 1mm depth or under, it isn’t legal. Anything under 1 mm depth, you are getting basically product penetration but does not address collagen production therefore, not very effective.
The 2nd issue is the numbing cream prescribed should be strong enough to allow the procedure to be comfortable. In a medical environment, we are able to properly numb the area before treatment and reach depths 1.5 mm-2.5mm depths in to the skin which is the depth required to address collagen stimulation and address acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles and texture issues. An even bigger concern should be what happens if you have a reaction to the numbing cream and you have no medical provider on site or in reach to contact. What are the sanitation rules when there is blood contact and are they being followed in a spa vs a medspa?
Before you decide to have this treatment, make sure you know who is performing it, what their credentials are and what are their legal parameters?