Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin renewal treatment that works quickly and effectively. Like your own personal time machine, this treatment activates your body’s healing capabilities to shed years off your appearance. At Knox Wellness Experience in Knoxville, TN, our Collagen PIN system can offer you a regenerative skin experience and bring back your natural youthful glow.
What To Expect From a Microneedling Session
A complete treatment session generally takes no longer than half an hour. The treatment itself is highly customizable, however, it will always begin with cleaning and numbing of the treatment area. A collagen-stimulating serum may also be applied topically at the session start in order to increase the efficacy of your treatment, but this is not always the case. After these vital preparations have been completed, the micro-needle process will begin.
The process is completed using a pen-like device containing sterilized micro-needles called the Collagen Percutaneous Induction Needling or Collagen PIN system. This particular device is proven in its ability to treat damaged skin, signs of aging, and uneven tissue thicknesses for stunning, long-lasting results.
What are the Benefits of this Treatment?
This targeted skin solution is designed to create a more youthful appearance. By stimulating elastin and hyaluronic acid production, this treatment helps restore the skin’s natural firmness and gives it added hydration. Reduced fine lines and wrinkles, as well as tighter skin are also results of this skin treatment. The ultimate goal is to give you a brighter complexion, a softer, more supple face, and a healthier, more youthful appearance.
How Long Will Recovery Take?
Derma rollers, which can sometimes damage the skin, have given the impression that skin treatments come with a lengthy recovery period. The lateral punctures from derma rollers can create tearing and lasting skin trauma, resulting in bleeding, swelling, and bruising. Because of these risk factors, microneedling performed with a derma roller can result in skin tenderness and long recovery times.
However, the Collagen PIN skin pen enters the skin vertically, causing virtually no tearing. Shorter recovery times are typical, as the skin endures less trauma with this system. Our post-treatment protocol recommendations are simple and can be easily integrated into your daily skincare practice, ensuring that your skin recovers quickly and comfortably.
Who Is This Treatment Best Suited For?
This treatment is safe for use on all skin tones and all skin types, including dry, oily, and combination skin. Treatments can be done once, but for optimal results, we recommend receiving treatments on a regular basis to maintain your skin’s healthy appearance.
It is ideal for the treatment of the following unwanted skin conditions:
- fine lines
- acne scars
- uneven skin tone
- other signs of aging
Treating Acne Scars
Acne scars, caused by acne wounds knit together with fibrotic tissues, are famously resistant to skin treatments. Acne scars include pockmarks, deep ice pick scars, and other visible signs of fibrosis that give the skin an uneven, rough tone and texture. While these visual differences can’t be treated topically, because our Collagen PIN system goes beneath the skin’s surface to target the source of the scars, the appearance of these stubborn skin irregularities can be smoothed and renewed.
Healing Hyperpigmentation, Uneven Tone, and Age Spots
If your skin is looking prematurely aged or blotchy, it’s likely due to hyperpigmentation, age spots, and uneven skin tone. Many factors can cause these skin irregularities, including hormonal fluctuations, sun exposure, inflammation, and aging. By boosting your skin’s natural collagen production, this treatment can help give your skin the fresh start it deserves and lessen the appearance of these skin differences.
Treating Rosacea and Acne
Acne and rosacea are both stubborn skin conditions that can be difficult to treat. Targeting both men and women of all ages, these skin conditions can be a source of shame and embarrassment. This treatment is a highly effective solution for both conditions when used in conjunction with other targeted treatments. It is not usually advisable to receive this treatment for active breakouts or rosacea, but is recommended as a complement to other treatments such as prescription medications.
When used in conjunction with treatments aimed at controlling these conditions, microneedling is an excellent way to revive your complexion and keep redness under control.
The Collagen PIN System
Sometimes, treatments are performed with a derma roller, a wide rolling utensil that induces lateral punctures to the skin. However, while the derma roller is an effective tool for some areas of skin, its wide surface area makes it inappropriate for smaller, more delicate areas like the eyes, lips, and nose.
Our Collagen PIN system allows our technicians to treat your skin with greater precision. Because of this tool’s ergonomic design and lightweight feel, hard-to-reach areas can be treated with greater ease and efficacy. This device can be also adjusted to accommodate your unique requirements, such as pain tolerance, to create a fully customizable experience for each client.
The Skin-Healing Benefits of Collagen
Our Collagen PIN system is proven to stimulate the production of collagen, an essential ingredient in creating and maintaining firm and vibrant skin. Many over-the-counter products claiming to boost collagen production are now available, however collagen levels cannot be improved topically through the use of a serum or lotion. Collagen production must be stimulated at a subdermal level in order to make any lasting differences.
This is where the Collagen PIN system comes into play. Because this treatment causes microscopic “injuries” to the skin’s surface, it triggers the body’s natural healing processes. This stimulates the production of collagen from within the skin and encourages regrowth and renewal, resulting in firmer, more radiant skin.
Beyond Collagen: Healing Skin From Within
In addition to boosting collagen production, you will also experience boosted production of two other essential skin-renewing ingredients. Elastin and hyaluronic acid are also produced as a result of this treatment. These are the three essential ingredients supporting your skin’s shape and structure, known as the extracellular matrix.
The increased levels of collagen in your system will cause elastin and hyaluronic acid to be produced at higher levels as well. This helps to significantly alter the skin’s appearance, improving radiance, smoothness, and shape. This treatment delivers this invaluable trio of skin-improving nutrients through the subdermal layers of the skin to create the effective, long-lasting results you crave.
Unlike other skin treatments which take time to develop, the results of this treatment can be seen and felt almost immediately. Your skin will look more radiant and feel plumper and more hydrated in the weeks following your treatment. The additional healing benefits of this treatment come from the boosted production of elastin and collagen. Studies have shown that collagen and elastin production can increase by up to 400% in only four treatment sessions, delivered four weeks apart. This boost in the production of vital nutrients can completely renew the skin’s appearance.
How to Improve the Efficacy of This Treatment
By pairing your treatment with targeted serums and skincare, you can drastically increase your visible results. Hyaluronic acid and niacinamide are two ingredients that can significantly improve your skin post-treatment by aiding with hydration and managing oil production. During your consultation, our staff would be happy to help you select the right skincare products and design an appropriate after-care routine to help you achieve your ultimate skin goals.
Tips to Lessen Recovery Time and Maximize Results
After undergoing this treatment, your skin will need time to recover and repair. After your treatment session is completed, it’s recommended that you avoid washing your face for at least 24 hours. Keeping the skin cool will aid in speeding up recovery time. Now is not the time to attend a hot yoga class, go to the gym, or luxuriate in the sauna. Additionally, it’s imperative that you avoid the sun if you can. We know that avoiding the sun is not always possible, so in the days/weeks following your treatment, it’s essential that you take necessary precautions such as using sunscreen and wearing hats.
Book Your Consultation For Healthier Skin Today
If your skin is in need of renewal, our regenerative Collagen PIN microneedling treatment may be a suitable option for your skin goals. By targeting scars, dull skin, and signs of aging with greater precision and lower recovery times, this treatment is ideal for those looking to renew their youthful glow and reveal smoother, healthier skin. To find out if micro-needling is the right treatment for you, visit Knox Wellness Experience in Knoxville, TN to book your consultation today.