What is Automated Micro-Needling?
Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy or PCIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels, which allow topical serums and creams to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. Collagen P.I.N. is the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market.
How is Collagen P.I.N. Different from the Dermal Needling Rollers of the Past?
Micro-needling rollers are the previous generation of needling devices. One of the many drawbacks of dermal rollers is the fixed needle or penetration depth (i.e. 0.5mm) which is not very conducive when treating an area like the face which requires different depths due to the thickness of skin tissue, which varies in depth tremendously depending on the area being treated. Therefore, having a fixed needle depth or penetration level is a huge drawback when trying to customize a treatment for consistency. Collagen P.I.N. ™ has an adjustable needle depth that allows your skincare provider to adjust penetration depth throughout the entire treatment. This will allow the medical provider to properly address the specific needs of thinner skin on your lower eyelids, crow’s feet, and forehead. Additionally, where the tissue is thicker in other areas like the upper lip, cheeks (due to fat pads), neck and décolletage, the necessary adjustments can easily be treated with 1 needle tip instead of 5 or 6 needle rollers. The other dramatic difference is in the type of injury that occurs using the Collagen P.I.N. versus a Dermal Needling Roller.
How is Collagen P.I.N. Different from Lasers?
When used correctly resurfacing lasers can be a great tool for treating aging skin. However, lasers use focused light to produce heat to destroy certain colors of pigmentation and vaporizes skin. This is great for targeting dark spots but often leads to complications when treating patients with naturally darker skin. Collagen P.I.N. ™ breaks up pigment mechanically and remodels the collagen without heat or the light. When the heat is removed from the process, it makes for a much safer, more comfortable and more consistent treatment. No heat also equals less downtime! Most Collagen P.I.N. ™ patients have a healthy pink glow immediately after the procedure, which lessens dramatically within 24 hours or less. Most patients are back to work the same day and out to dinner the same evening and experience little to no downtime.
How is the Procedure Done?
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 to 36(optional) tiny micro-needles is attached to the Collagen P.I.N. ™. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical serum to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the Collagen P.I.N. will be gently glided across the skin in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. This results in thousands of microscopic channels throughout the entire treatment area.
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Microneedling Black Skin For Men and Women
Micro needling is a non-ablative skin treatment which means that there is no removal of the epidermis in order to facilitate the development of a new layer of skin. It is safe for all skin types and tones. The micro needling procedure is meant for improving the texture and appearance of the skin.
Ablative treatments have many side effects on dark skin because the high levels of melanin are not compatible with ablative techniques like cutting, burning or abrading. They cause side effects like scarring, hypo or hyperpigmentation and infection. The damage caused by such methods can be long term.
How does micro needling help?
Micro needling involves pricking of the epidermis and dermis with the help of micro needles which lead to tiny punctures in the skin. There is no other damage done to the skin. The intentional injury inflicted on the surface of skin gets repaired in a day or two but it stimulates the healing process of the body and tricks it into producing new collagen. There is no involvement of heat or chemicals in this process which makes it very safe for dark skin tones.
The skin layers remain intact but the growth of new skin cells is stimulated along with increase in blood circulation. The results are the same for all skin tones, be it light or dark. There are no unwanted side effects. The skin tissue gets rebuilt because of which the thickness of the skin as well as its smoothness increases. All the spots, scars, pigmentations, wrinkles and fine lines disappear naturally. The following dermatological conditions which are common with dark-skinned people, get effectively repaired through micro needling:
– Periorbital Melanosis
– Acne vulgaris
– Varicella Scarring
– Primary Hyperhidrosis
– Actinic Keratosis
Procedure of micro needling
Micro needling works on the principles of neocollagenesis and neovascularisation. The penetration of the stratum corneum by the needles triggers the release of growth factors which help in treating scars and photoaging. After 4 to 6 sessions the skin becomes completely rejuvenated and firm. The micro channels created through this process increase the absorption capacity of the skin.
The serums and supplements which are sometimes combined with the micro needling process or applied after the completion of the process, quickly permeate the layers of the skin to reach deep down and provide the maximum benefit.
This method has the lowest recovery time and causes minimal pain which is why it is the best skin treatment for black skin. Call us for your Customized Complimentary Consultation at 540-371-9098.