Benefits of the P.I.N. Process
There are many benefits to be gained by investing in a series Collagen P.I.N. treatments for your skin. Particularly desirable is the reduction of wrinkles, scars, sun and pigment damage with little to no downtime. It is also a very versatile procedure. Micro needling can be used on the face, neck, decollete, arms, hands, knees and anywhere on the body with wrinkles, scars or stretch marks.
Unlike other micro-needling devices or rollers, the Collagen P.I.N. device has 36 needles in a “closed and sterile system” that cannot be contaminated. Other micro-needling devices on the market have only 20 to 24. It has greater impact on the skin by creating more pixels of micro-injury resulting in a more comprehensive healing response and superior visual improvement. The closed system significantly reduces the risk of infection as well.
Many patients are plagued with pigment changes from the sun, injury or hormonal changes. Micro needling is far superior to lasers for this complex skin problem. In the past we recommended peels because melasma is aggravated by heat. However, the micro needling process is heat free and has a very low risk of changes in pigment. Micro needling is ideal for people with melasma and other pigment abnormalities like traumatic hyperpigmentation resulting from acne and beard bumps. Because there is no heat, there is little stimulation of melanocytes, pigment producing cells.
The procedure is great for people of all ethnicities who have problems with excess pigment secondary to trauma and or for whom lasers pose a greater risk. The treatment is absolutely ideal for patients with vitiligo as there is no light stimulation. Lasers and flash lamps (photofacial, IPL and BBL) are contraindicated for patients with vitiligo. The Collagen P.I.N. is also the resurfacing treatment of choice for anyone with a demanding professional and/or social schedule that does not allow “downtime.”
The Collagen P.I.N. also works for acne scars and stretch marks and can dramatically improve the appearance of the damaged skin over time. It is safe for all skin types.