What is Collagen P.I.N.?
(Percutaneous Induction Needling, also referred to as PCIT, Percutaneous Collagen InductioTherapy)
Collagen P.I.N. is a method of inducing a controlled injury into the skin’s dermal & epidermal junction which induces growth factors, new collagen and elastin. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling, lasers or any other ablative treatment. Thus, protecting the skin’s cell growth, making for quicker healing and higher rates of success.
Who can be treated and on what areas of the body?
Collagen P.I.N. can safely treat all skin types to address a variety of concerns. Most all areas of the body can be treated unless your medical provider determines otherwise.
How many Collagen P.I.N. treatments will I need?
Typically a series of 3-6 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.
- Your medical provider may choose to operate cordless/corded. Then, proceed to select one of the seven different speed options and power on the Collagen P.I.N. to begin the treatment.
- Your medical provider will then determine the desired depth best suited to the patient’s skin concerns.
- Your medical provider will install a sterile, disposable, needle cartridge, holding 12 or 36 micro needles that will glide across the skin mechanically inducing micro injury.
- The 12 or 36 pin needles during treatment will create micro injuries. This is a very controlled injury that will naturally stimulate collagen and elastin production giving way to healthier, younger looking skin.
Will the Collagen P.I.N. procedure hurt?
Prior to your treatment the medical provider will apply a topical numbing agent. A majority of patients report feeling very little to no pain at all once the agent has been applied.
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 retinol product. Your medical provider is best suited to make this recommendation. New collagen and elastin formation has been documented to still be present as much as one year later from just a single treatment.
How long will it take for me to see results from my Collagen P.I.N. treatment?
A majority of patients see results after just one treatment. Individual results vary depending on individual skin health. Most commonly, patients report seeing positive changes as soon as 1-2 weeks after the first treatment. However, change is normally noted within a few days./p>
What will I look like after my treatment?
Collagen P.I.N. is considered a no downtime treatment. Immediately after your treatment your skin will look moderately red such as a light sunburn. Your medical provider will recommend a post treatment skincare regimen based on your individual skin. This will also help with any redness you might experience due to the treatment.