The Collagen P.I.N. (Percutaneous Induction Needling) is used to create precise, controlled micro-injuries to the skin which aids in the production of collagen and elastin. As the skin heals from this treatment it produces a thicker epidermis with softer appearance of fine lines, scars, and overall pigment and texture of the skin. With addition of radio-frequency with the Morpheus 8 Device, the ability for skin tightening can be further maximized along with Microneedling all in one treatment.
Who can benefit from Micro-needling?
Collagen P.I.N. can be used on all skin types to address a variety of concerns from pigmentation to texture irregularities and most all areas of the body can be treated safely and effectively. It is also very effective for acne scars and for scars from previous injuries or surgeries.
Morpheus is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that pairs microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy. This FDA-cleared technology uses tiny needles to deliver RF energy deep into your skin, creating micro lesions that trigger your body’s natural healing response and promote production of new collagen and elastin, to firm and remodel skin. Dr. Walker performs these treatments very often with surgical procedures to maximize their skin tightening effect. This is also a very effective treatment for reducing the visibility of stretch marks.
What can I expect after treatment?
Collagen P.I.N. is considered a no downtime treatment. Immediately after your treatment your skin will look slightly pink to moderately red. Skin care products will be recommended for your post care based on your individual skin, these will greatly minimize symptoms and enhance your overall results. Most all patients see results after the first Collagen P.I.N. treatment however, a series of treatments is typically recommended for best results. While subtle changes can be detected just a few days after the treatment, true changes or results are seen within 1-2 weeks. New collagen & elastin formation in the skin are documented as visually and measurably improved as much as one year after just one treatment. The overall result will last longer when using an at home skin care regimen.
The Morpheus device is also considered a minimal downtime option. You will have some minor skin color changes and some irritation at treatment sites that are all temporary and short term. Because radio-frequency is added, the results will be more dramatic than micro-needling alone but also require some form of anesthesia during treatment for optimal comfort.