Micro-Needling – Collagen P.I.N.
If you are bothered by imperfections like stretch marks, scars (new or old), or acne pocks, micro-needling can improve your skin’s appearance. Other names for micro-needling are Collagen P.I.N. (Percutaneous Induction Needling), PCIT (Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy), or automated micro-needling.
P.I.N. is very effective at restoring your skin’s elasticity and can be performed on all areas of the face and body. It is particularly useful in restoring a youthful look to hands and sun-damaged décolletage.
The collagen technique involves a creating a micro injury in your skin in a controlled manner in order to trigger your body’s own release of collagen and elastin. The result is a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. The micro-channels created by P.I.N. also allow topical serums and creams to be absorbed more effectively.
Collagen P.I.N. is the latest micro needling technique which, unlike the dermal needling rollers of the past, features an adjustable needle length. This allows us to vary the pressure and penetration for various parts of the face or body, based on the thickness of the skin. Areas with thinner skin (like the lower eyelids, crow’s feet, and forehead) are best treated with a shorter needle, whereas areas with thicker skin and more fat (like the upper lip, cheeks, neck, and décolletage) are best treated with a longer one. An adjustable needle length yields better results and faster healing.
After collagen injections you will notice the difference in your skin immediately, with optimal results achieved after 4 to 6 treatments. With little to no downtime after each treatment, your skin will be smoother, tighter, more elastic, and you will see dramatic improvement in the visibility of scars and pock marks.
To schedule a collagen consultation in Knoxville, TN with Dr. Lucas, call The Lucas Center Plastic Surgery at (865) 218-6210.