Micro-needling with the Collagen P.I.N.

Many of you have heard of dermal rolling and micro-needling, but do you know exactly what they can do….or better yet, which one is the best option to choose? On today’s blog we’re going to break down exactly what micro-needling is, how it can benefit you, and why we think our Collagen P.I.N. stands out from the selection for optimal rejuvenation results!

First, lets discuss exactly what micro-needling is. Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy or PCIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical serums, and creams to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling and other ablative treatments, which helps to protect the new skin cell growth providing for quicker healing and a much higher success rate for overall and longer lasting results.

What can this do for you, specifically? While everyone has certain things about themselves that they would like to improve, the Collagen P.I.N. does a variety of things for your skin. It has the ability to address:

  • Fine Lines
  • Scar Revision (Acne, Body)
  • Stretch Marks
  • Photo-damage
  • Fine lines
  • Tone and Texture

Finally, what sets the Collagen P.I.N. specifically apart from other miro-needling options? Micro-needling rollers are the previous generation of needling devices. One of the many drawbacks is that dermal rollers have a fixed needle or penetration depth (i.e. 0.5mm). This is not very conducive when treating an area like the face, which requires different depths due to the thickness of skin tissue, varying in depth tremendously depending on the area being treated. Therefore, having a fixed needle depth or penetration level is a huge drawback when trying to customize a treatment for consistency. Collagen P.I.N. has an adjustable needle depth that allows your skincare provider to vary the depth of penetration throughout the entire treatment. This will allow the medical provider to properly address the specific needs of thinner skin on your lower eyelids, crow’s feet, and forehead. Additionally where the tissue is thicker in other areas like the upper lip, cheeks (due to fat pads), neck, and décolletage, the necessary adjustments can easily be treated with 1 needle tip instead of 5 or 6 needle rollers.

We have seen some amazing results from the Collagen P.I.N. and truly feel that it is the best treatment option in the world of micro-needling. If you think you may be interested in learning more, don’t forget we offer complimentary consultations to further explain the process and determine if this may be the bets procedure option for you!

Collagen P.I.N.

Today, we’re going to discuss one of our unique procedures that we’ve mentioned before, the Collagen P.I.N.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the technology, P.I.N. in Collagen P.I.N. stands for Percutaneous Induction Needling.  It is a method of introducing a controlled wound into the skin triggering a release of natural growth factors, new collagen & elastin.  Since we’ve added this procedure to our practice in November, we’ve been seeing some amazing results!

The Collagen P.I.N falls somewhere in the middle of a corrective laser, like Fraxel, and more of a maintenance laser, like Clear and Brilliant. If you aren’t crazy about lasers in general, the Collagen P.I.N is a great alternative if you’re looking 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.

One of our favorite things about the Collagen P.I.N. is that it doesn’t limit us to treatments strictly for the face or even skin type for that matter!  The P.I.N. can be used anywhere on the body on any type of skin.  We also love that we’ve finally found an effective treatment for stretch marks and have seen some amazing proof from our patients.

One of the biggest questions asked by our patients, is if there is downtime with the procedures?  While the Collagen P.I.N. is advertised as a no downtime procedure, we have found from experience that while it isn’t a week’s downtime like our Fraxel laser, you will leave experience 1-2 days of redness.  It is more of a comparison to a chemical peel.

Donna, one of our medical Aestheticians, says “I am so impressed with Collagen PIN! We are seeing improvements with pigment, fine lines and wrinkles. Also getting great results for stretch marks as well as acne scarring. A truly amazing treatment to add to our bag of tricks!

If you think the Collagen P.I.N. is a procedure you may be interested in, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We offer free consultations for all of our patients and would be happy to sit down and go over exactly what it is you would like to improve.