Micro-needling is a method of causing a controlled injury into the skin’s surface. This releases new cells, like collagen and elastin, to the skin’s surface.
Mercyhealth uses Collagen P.I.N. (percutaneous induction needling) by Induction Therapies as its preferred micro-needling method. Innovative and effective, Collagen P.I.N. activates cellular regeneration to help tighten and lift skin.
Is it right for you?
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. Collagen P.I.N. is an ideal option if you want to minimize skin problems like:
- Acne scars
- Fine lines
- Brown spots, age spots
- Sun damage
- Poor texture
- Body scars
As with any procedure, you should have realistic expectations. We will help you understand those at your consultation appointment.
How many treatments are needed?
Typically, a series of three to six Collagen P.I.N. treatments is recommended, depending upon your area of correction or concern. Your skin care professional works with you to create a treatment schedule based on your individual goals and desires.
Treatments are usually spaced at four-week intervals. Patients with deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, or any type of scars, usually require six or more treatments to achieve the desired results.
What to expect during your procedure
Before your treatment with the Collagen P.I.N., the medical provider applies a topical numbing agent. Most people say they have mild to moderate discomfort during the micro-needling procedure.
Immediately after your treatment, your skin will look slightly pink to moderately red. Your medical provider will give you skin care products for your post-treatment care. These will greatly minimize symptoms and enhance your overall results.
What to expect after your procedure
Individual results vary depending on individual skin health. It is most common to begin to see true changes or positive results as soon as one to two weeks after your first treatment.
How long your results will last
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 and elastin formation is 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.