What a Few Tiny Needles Can Do For Your Skin

iStock 691068988 300x300 1The conversation about anti-aging is ancient. It will probably also be infinite. As long as there are humans, there will be thoughts of how to look and feel our best. Over time, mountains of scientific data have informed the development of numerous surgical and nonsurgical techniques, devices, and treatments, all aimed at making the face and body more beautiful. In our Louisville surgery and spa practice, patients can explore the benefits of several different options. Here, we’ll discuss what our Collagen P.I.N. treatment can do to restore vitality to skin of all ages.  

Collagen P.I.N. is a type of collagen induction therapy. It is performed using an automated microneedling device. Professional microneedling is not like dermal rolling. The device does not roll across the skin, it creates numerous microscopic punctures using a stamping motion and multi-needled applicator tip. The response to these tiny wounds is an influx of healthy new collagen, something that doesn’t happen on its own. Through this increase in collagen production, microneedling achieves several important benefits. 

  1. Smoother, softer skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable because the skin runs out of new collagen to rebuild sagging, thinning tissues. Microneedling stimulates the production that is lacking so can either correct existing wrinkles or help postpone these signs of aging. 
  2. Reduced scarring. Collagen and elastin don’t just keep the skin smooth and soft. These chemicals are also involved in tissue repair. Microneedling forces repair, so can be done to reduce the appearance of acne scars and other scars on the skin. The only exception is keloid scarring. 
  3. Lighter, smoother stretch marks. Stretch marks are just a type of scarring. They occur when the skin stretches too far and too fast for collagen to repair tissue quickly enough. Like other scars, microneedling forces the repair of the stretched skin, resulting in less visible stretch marks. 
  4. Brighter, healthier skin. There are few limits to what can be achieved by stimulating collagen production! One of the benefits of microneedling that many people appreciate is how the extra collagen and elastin can repair hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage. Because microneedling addresses damage caused by exposure to UV light, this treatment is ideal both for prevention and correction. 

The Collagen P.I.N. microneedling procedure takes less than an hour and incurs little if any downtime. If you’re interested in learning more about this beneficial spa treatment, contact our Louisville office at 502-425-5200.

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