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COLLAGEN P.I.N. DIFFERENT FROM LASERS?

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At GlowMD Laser MedSpa, we all know as we age our ability to regenerate new skin cells and collagen diminishes.

Years of trauma to our skin leaves a lasting mark, contributing to aging factors such as scarring, pigmentation, fine lines, and overall pore size and texture. There are a wide away of effective methods to treat and rejuvenate your skin from laser based treatments, chemical peels and finally micro-needling.

Micro-needling 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 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.

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(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, higher success rates and longer lasting results.

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’s 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. Click below and let us help you find a Collagen P.I.N. provider in your area today.

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 varying thickness of skin tissue, depending on the area(s) 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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DeepFX™ | ActiveFX™| TotalFX™

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Revolutionary CO2 lasers from Lumenis with a unique patented Acupulse™ technology to lessen side effects and downtimes of traditional CO2 laser. These CO2 procedures can offer total solutions in one treatment with minimal downtime for treatment of sun damage, fine and deep lines, and combines superficial and deep treatment of acne scars.

Fractionated laser resurfacing has become an important part of rejuvenating the changes that occur with aging and sun exposure. Non-surgical, minimal downtime!

Acupulse CO2 by Lumines is the new gold standard laser skin tightening and skin resurfacing system combining multiple levels in one device for improved efficiency. The high energy beams activates important healing cells called Fibroblasts which turn on and begin laying down strands of fresh collagen and elastin. This an also target melanin deposits in the skin which can also even out skin tone.

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DeepFX™ | ActiveFX™ are two fractional resurfacing solutions of the AcuPulse™ systems, developed by the pioneer of aesthetic medicine and trusted by leading professionals around the world.

WHAT IS ACTIVE FX LASER RESURFACING?

Active FX is CO2 laser skin resurfacing for the active person. It gets its name from the fast recovery time following the procedure, allowing for active individuals to get back to to living an active and exciting lifestyle. Only the outermost layer of skin is treated by the Active FX laser, leaving small parts of your skin untreated to allow for much faster healing. The treatment will result in the outermost layer of skin peeling off, revealing a fresh layer of healthy and vibrant skin.

WHAT IS DEEP FX LASER RESURFACING?

DeepFX is CO2 laser skin resurfacing for deeper scars, fine lines, or wrinkles, you may require a more serious treatment than the Active FX laser can offer. That is when Deep FX laser resurfacing treatment comes in. Deep FX laser resurfacing applies deep heat to your skin, promoting the production of collagen while smoothing out scars and wrinkles. This treatment can also improve the texture of your skin, giving you smooth and soft skin. The DeepFX treatment is fantastic for wrinkles around the mouth and eyes!

WHAT IS TOTAL FX LASER RESURFACING?

TotalFX combines the ActiveFX and the DeepFX systems. The results are fractional resurfacing of the surface of your skin, removing sun damage and brown spots, as well as deeper skin, removing wrinkles, scars and uneven skin tone.TotalFX is a complete resurfacing treatment capable of astounding results.

With DeepFX™ | ActiveFX™ we can offer you amazing results on a range of skin aging concerns, from deep wrinkles to fine lines and uneven skin tone and texture. DeepFX™ and ActiveFX™ affect different layers of your skin, depending on your specific concern.

Feather IconIs it right for me?

Lumenis® CO2 laser procedures are not suitable for everyone, for example patients who have taken Accutane® (Isotretinoin) within the past 6-12 months, or had a history of keloid formation. Risks may include change of pigmentation, infection, redness, textural changes or scarring. Be sure to consult your physician regarding treatment options available and related contraindications and risks based on your individual concerns and medical history, before choosing a treatment.

Butterfly IconWhat Should I Expect? When Will I See Results?

The main advantage of DeepFX™ and ActiveFX™ is that results are visible after one single treatment. As your skin heals following the treatment, you will begin to notice an improvement in wrinkles, fine lines, tone and texture.

Typically, you should expect to continue to see improvement for up to 18 months following the procedure.

Gear IconWhat Can I Expect After Treatment?

Immediately following treatment, your skin will be warm and may be slightly red and swollen, depending on your customized treatment settings. You will require some cool packs and vinegar soaks for several days after treatment.

To support you in the healing process, a daily skincare routine will be prescribed.

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The Lumenis® fractional laser creates microscopic channels that trigger the process of new collagen and elastic fibers production, while leaving some unaffected skin in between the channels to reduce healing time. The result is deep dermal regeneration that dramatically improves your skin elasticity and appearance.

The unique power and precision of Lumenis® technology enables your physician to customize treatments for your specific skin concerns and needs, with optimal comfort and healing time.

The Treatment

To minimize discomfort during deeper treatments, a local anesthetic will be applied to your skin for numbing, and oral medication may be prescribed if the treatment requires it. Depending on the treatment area, you can expect the session to last approximately 20-30 minutes.

During the treatment you may feel a warm sensation as the laser is applied but you may have medium, mild, or no discomfort.

If you aren’t sure which approach is right for you, simply schedule a consultation to pinpoint your specific needs. Whether you opt for Active FX, Deep FX, each procedure is performed in the comfort of our laser suite with both oral sedation (if needed) and topical anesthetics. The procedure can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and once complete; patients will experience a sensation similar to a sunburn. Post-treatment aftercare is carefully designed by our staff. The recovery process concludes with a comprehensive consultation and long-term skin care and available treatments to continue improving the health and beauty of your skin.

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