Micro-needling treatment allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin, which triggers new collagen synthesis, yet do not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin.
Micro-needling procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of a sterile needle head. The procedures is normally completed within 30-60 minutes, depending on the required treatment and anatomical site.
After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following treatments and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. Most side effects resolve over the next 3-5 days.
Micro-needling treatment is contraindicated for patients with: keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities, a hemorrhagic disorder or hemostatic dysfunction, active bacterial or fungal infection.
Precautions and Warnings
Micro-needling treatment has not been evaluated in the following patient populations, as such, precautions should be taken when determining whether to treat: scar and stretch marks less than one year old; women who are pregnant or nursing; keloid scars; patients with history of eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions; patients with a history of actinic keratosis; patients with a history of herpes simplex infections; diabetics or patients with wound-healing deficiencies; patients on immunosuppressive therapy; and skin with presence of raised moles or warts in targeted area.
How many 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.
How long will it take for me to see results?
Most all 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 PIN 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.
Will the Collagen PIN treatment hurt?
Prior to your treatment with the Collagen P.I.N., the medical provider will apply a topical numbing agent. Most people have minimal pain when pretreated with a topical numbing agent.
How will I look after my Collagen PIN treatment?
Immediately after your treatment your skin will look slightly pink to extremely red. Depending on your skin’s sensitivity your redness can last for another 24 hours. Slight redness, peeling and flaking is expected 24 hours to one week post treatment. Your medical provider will recommend skin care products for your post care based on your individual skin, which will help minimize these symptoms and enhance your overall results. It is recommended to go home and relax post treatment.
Can I use makeup after my Collagen PIN 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.