Micro-Needling (Collagen P.I.N.)
What is Collagen P.I.N.?
(Percutaneous Induction Needling, also referred to as PCIT, Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy… a.k.a. micro-needling)
Collagen P.I.N. is a method of introducing a controlled wound into the skin triggering a release of growth factors, new collagen & elastin. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling or lasers and other ablative treatments, which helps to protect the new skin cell growth, providing for quicker healing and a much higher success rate.
What benefits will my skin see from a Collagen P.I.N. treatment?
Innovative and effective, Collagen P.I.N. activates cellular regeneration to help tighten and lift skin, while minimizing common skin problems such as acne scars, fine lines, photo-aging, dull skin, poor texture, stretch marks and body scars.
Who can be treated with Collagen P.I.N., and on what areas of the body?
Collagen P.I.N. can be used on all skin types to address a variety of concerns, most all areas of the body can be treated unless your medical provider determines otherwise. Areas include but not limited to:
How many Collagen P.I.N. treatments will I need?
Typically, a series of 3-6 Collagen P.I.N. treatments is recommended, depending upon your area of correction or concern. Your skincare professional will ultimately determine a treatment schedule based on your individual goals and desires. Treatments are usually spaced in 4 week intervals. Patients with deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, stretch marks, or any type of scars, usually require 6 or more treatments to achieve the desired results.
Will the Collagen P.I.N. procedure hurt?
Prior to your treatment with the Collagen P.I.N., we will apply a topical numbing agent for your comfort.
How long will it take for me to see results from my Collagen P.I.N. treatment?
Most patients see results after the first Collagen P.I.N. treatment. Individual results vary depending on individual skin health. It is most common to begin to see true changes or positive results as soon as 1-2 weeks after the first treatment. Many patients comment on positive changes in even less time. Often, change is noted within just a few days!!!
How long will my Collagen P.I.N. results last?
Collagen P.I.N. produces results through the stimulation of growth factors and collagen, thereby promoting new skin cells to surface. As our skin ages, our collagen production naturally slows down. Your overall result will last longer when using an at home skin care regimen that includes a daily Retinoid product. Your medical provider is best suited to make this recommendation. New collagen & elastin formation in the skin are documented as visually and measurably improved as much as one year after just one treatment. However, a series of treatments is typically recommended for best results.
What will I look like after my Collagen P.I.N. treatment?
Collagen P.I.N. is considered a no downtime treatment. Immediately after your treatment your skin will look slightly pink to moderately red. You may experience peeling and flaking of the treated area as your skin begins the healing process. Post-care products will help minimize these effects.
What do I use on my face after the treatment?
We recommend using the Collagen P.I.N. post-care kit which contains a mild cleanser, topical hyaluronic acid (provided a protective barrier as the skin is healing), a coconut milk moisturizer and a tinted sunscreen. All of these products are paraben free, gluten free and vegan.
Can I use makeup after having my Collagen P.I.N. treatment?
Directly after your treatment we recommend using only mineral based foundation, as it cannot build bacteria. You may go back to your regular foundation 4 days post treatment.