Microneedling How it Works – SkinPen temporarily creates thousands of microscopic holes in the skin that allow for exceptional penetration of product serums and topicals post-treatment. The “injuries” are fast, safe, and effectively stimulate collagen production or “Collagen Induction Therapy.”
The Ideal Candidate
Men and women who are beginning to notice signs of aging including wrinkles and fine lines, and also skin irregularities such as acne, burns, scars, cholesterol deposits, clogged pores, and sagging skin.
Our experts use the Skin Pen, iBeauty Machine to make several small holes across the treatment area (face, neck, decollete, chest, arms, thighs, etc.). Since the needles are inserted at a vertical angle, we use a separating sheath (cover) per patient to create sterility (we also sterilize the pen after every treatment). Hydra-Gel may or may not be used over the area, this method reduces recovery time and side effects, such as redness and swelling.
The SkinPen’s needles penetrate the skin using an automated motion. This, along with the numbing cream minimizes patient discomfort. The small punctures (including the indirect ones that are around the area of treatment) actually stimulate a natural healing process because the body thinks it has been injured. Then, the body creates new collagen which gives us a younger-looking, refreshed appearance.
Our experts understand Microneedling and How it Works to provide great skin benefits and with the decades of experience in skin rejuvenation treatments, you’ll be put into the best hands in western Pa. We can adjust the depth and speed of the needles, per patient and per skin condition, which allows for a customized treatment plan for every individual.
The final result is smaller pores and tighter skin. The SkinPen is safer, effective and requires no side effects. It will dramatically improve the look of texture and tone, acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, and dullness.
Microneedling or CIT
(Collagen Induction Therapy) is the body’s natural method of healing used to increase elastin and collagen. The SkinPen penetrates tiny needles that exert lymph, blood, and serum in a controlled aspect. This process initiates cellular healing into 3 phases.
Phase 1: Inflammation
This is initiated by the micro-needling into the skin’s tissue. The cells release growth factors that signal the immune system to begin wound healing. The cells are sent into different areas of the “controlled injury” to increase blood supply and create new material.
Phase 2: Proliferation
The fibroblasts (the dermis cells), epidermal, and keratinocytes cells break down and fill the wound, allowing additional growth factors (collagen and elastin) to evolve.
Phase 3: Remodeling
During this phase, the injury has been replaced with the new tissue, and skin has healed. The elastin and collagen are stronger and new, so the tissue will cause a younger-looking appearance.