(Percutaneous Induction Needling, also referred to as PCIT, Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy… a.k.a. micro-needling, or automated micro-needling) P.I.N. is a method of introducing a controlled wound into the skin triggering a release of natural growth factors, new collagen & elastin. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling or lasers 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. Collagen P.I.N. addresses most major skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, aging, sun-damaged skin, peri-oral rhytides, melasma, hyperpigmentation issues, acne scarring, and rough texture just to mention a few. With only 3 to 6 treatments you can achieve long-term sustainable results when supported by the Induction Therapies product lin
Here are some Microneedling FAQ’s:
How many microneedling treatments will I need?
Typically a series of 3-6 microneedling treatments is recommended, depending upon your area of correction or concern. Your skin care 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.
What is the microneedling treatment like?
A sterile disposable needle cartridge, holding either 12 or 36 micro-needles is glided across the skin with the Collagen P.I.N. microneedling device that mechanically induces a micro-injury to the desired depth chosen for your skin by your medical provider.
Will the microneedling procedure hurt?
Prior to your treatment with the Collagen P.I.N. microneedling pen, the medical provider will apply a topical numbing agent. Most people say they feel almost nothing when numbing cream is used.
How long will it take for me to see results from my microneedling treatment?
Most all patients see results after the first microneedling 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 microneedling results last?
Microneedling produces results through the stimulation of growth factors and collagen, thereby promoting new skin cells to the surface. As our skin ages, our collagen production naturally slows down. Your overall result will last longer when using an at-home skincare regimen that includes a daily Retinoid product. Your medical provider is best suited to make this recommendation. New collagen and 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 the best results.
What will I look like after my microneedling treatment?
Microneedling is considered a no-downtime treatment. Immediately after your treatment, your skin will look slightly pink to moderately red. Your medical provider will recommend skincare products for your post-care based on your individual skin, which will greatly minimize these symptoms and enhance your overall results.
Can I use makeup after having my microneedling treatment?
Directly after your treatment, we recommend using only a mineral-based foundation, as it cannot build bacteria. You may go back to your regular foundation 4 days post-treatment.