Micro-needling is a method of inducing controlled micro-injuries into the skin
This helps to induce growth factors and stimulate new collagen and elastin production. The process 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.
Collagen P.I.N. addresses skin concerns such as: fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, hyper pigmentation, acne scarring, and texture.
How Does Collagen P.I.N. Work?
A topical serum is applied to clean skin 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. These micro- injuries stimulate the skin’s own natural healing process, while simultaneously delivering Hyaluronic Acid – the building block 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 regimen.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Typically, we recommend a series of 3-6 total treatments, depending on your skin concerns and the areas of correction. Sessions should space 3-4 weeks apart. Patients with deep wrinkles, intense sun damage, or heavy scaring usually require 6 or more treatments for optimal 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?
Prior to your treatment we apply a topical numbing agent, called Lidocaine, to your skin to make the procedure as comfortable and painless as possible.
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 micro-needling. You may cover this with pure mineral makeup.
- Some minor peeling or flaking may occur following the treatment.
- Your esthetician will recommend a post-care regimen based on your individual skin.
Why Choose a Medspa?
As the popularity of micro-needling grows, many wonder the difference between all the devices on the market. There are at home rollers for increased product penetration, which defer from devices used in medspas or physician’s offices. More than increased product penetration, our micro-needling device treats acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles and texture.
We see and hear of estheticians performing these treatments in spas or private businesses without a physician overseeing them. Why is this an issue? According to the rules of NC, unless it is performed at 1mm depth or less, it isn’t legal. Under 1 mm depth, you are getting greater product penetration; however, it does not address collagen production.
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. When numb, we can reach 1.5 mm-2.5mm depths in the skin. This depth begins to address collagen stimulation, acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and texture issues.
Think about sanitation rules when there is blood contact involved, and the benefits of attending a medical spa, with a medical provider on site. 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?