Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, found in muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments. It’s also an essential element of smooth and youthful-looking skin. Unfortunately, the body’s production of collagen peaks in your early 20s, and afterward, the skin begins developing fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling at our Chico, Yuba City, and Oroville, CA, med spas is one of the most popular ways to stimulate the production of new collagen.
What Is Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling?
Microneedling creates controlled wounds, triggering the body’s healing process that includes the production of new collagen, along with natural growth factors and elastin. The Collagen P.I.N. microneedling device penetrates the skin with very fine, short, sterilized needles, creating tiny perforations in the skin’s top layer. The effect is similar to fractional lasers without the downtime associated with the more aggressive laser treatments.
Who Can Benefit From Microneedling?
Besides being an effective treatment for age-related skin changes, microneedling can also minimize the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks. Patients who want to reduce early signs of aging, including wrinkles, fine lines, and rough texture, are all good candidates for Collagen P.I.N. microneedling treatments. Those who need an added boost of radiofrequency energy to provide more skin firming effects may be better suited to Potenza™ RF microneedling.
What Happens During a Microneedling Treatment?
Microneedling treatments are in the category of “lunchtime treatments” because we can complete the entire appointment in less than an hour. Before beginning the procedure, a numbing cream is applied to the skin so you remain comfortable during the treatment. After cleaning the skin, a provider moves the microneedling device across the treatment area. The actual treatment time is typically about 15 minutes.
Microneedling results emerge gradually as the body produces collagen to repair the controlled injuries to the skin. We recommend a series of treatments spaced about a month apart to get the optimal outcomes.