MicroNeedling (CIT) Collagen Induction Therapy

MicroNeedling also referred to as (CIT) collagen induction therapy is a minimally invasive non-surgical, non-ablative procedure for facial rejuvenation. During the microneedling procedure we are creating micro channels or tiny wounds in the deeper layers of the skin.

CIT is a method of introducing a controlled wound to the skin that triggers a release of growth factors, new collagen & elastin. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than lasers and other ablative treatments. Less damage helps to protect new skin cell growth, providing for quicker healing and a much higher success rate for results.

Collagen PIN logoCollagen P.I.N. (our microneedle device) scientifically delivers “flawless” results that were previously only attained from laser treatments or surgery in many cases. 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. It is safe for ALL skin types and colors, which means this procedure can benefit everyone!!

photo of the Collagen P.I.N. microneedle device

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 and colors to address a variety of concerns. Most all areas of the body can be treated. Collagen P.I.N.’s powerful motor means quick penetration by the needles. This creates a more comfortable experience for the patient. Collagen P.I.N.’s adjustable 3mm needle depth allows complete control to customize the treatment.

Collagen PIN can be used on face, arms, neck, legs, decollete, abdomen, hands, or back

How many Collagen P.I.N. treatments are needed?

Typically a series of 3-6 Collagen P.I.N. treatments is recommended, depending upon the area of correction or concern. Treatments are usually performed every 4 weeks. 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 does the Collagen P.I.N. work?

A topical serum is applied to clean skin (in most cases hyaluronic acid) to help the Collagen P.I.N. Safety Micro-Needle Cartridge 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 block for healthy new skin. The practitioner will select the appropriate needle depth between .0 mm - 3.0 mm and number of passes required to properly treat individual skin concerns.

Will the Collagen P.I.N. procedure hurt?

Prior to a treatment with the Collagen P.I.N, a topical numbing agent is applied for 30 to 45 minutes. Most people say they feel almost nothing after having been pretreated with a topical numbing agent.

How long will it take for me to see results from my Collagen P.I.N. treatment?

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.

Technician using PIN on the face of a female client

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. Overall results will last longer when using an at home skin care regimen that includes a daily Retinoid product. 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 a treatment the skin will look slightly pink to moderately red. Our post care kit of skin care products will greatly minimize these symptoms and enhance the overall results.

Some patients will experience minor flaking of the skin 3-4 days after the treatment.

Can I use Makeup after having my Collagen P.I.N. treatment?

Directly after a treatment we recommend using only mineral based foundation, as it cannot build bacteria. Regular foundation can be applied 4 days post treatment.

Before and After

Wrinkles and Skin Texture

2 Treatments, 60 Days Post Treatment

Before and after picture of C-PIN client showing drastic reduction in wrinkles

Fine Lines and Skin Texture

7 Days Post 1st Treatment

Before and after picture of C-PIN client showing reduction of fine lines and improved skin texture

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