A: Micro-Needling P.I.N is a method of introducing a controlled wound into the skin triggering a release of growth factors, new collagen & elastin. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling or lasers and other ablative treatments, which helps to protect the new skin cell growth providing for quicker healing and a much higher success rate for results.
Q: Who can be treated with Micro-Needling P.I.N.
A: Micro-Needling P.I.N. can be used on all skin types to address a variety of concerns.
Q: What areas can be treated?
A: Most areas of the body can be treated.
Q: How many Micro-Needling P.I.N. treatments will I need?
A: Typically a series of 3-6 Micro-Needling P.I.N. treatments is recommended, depending upon your area of correction or concern. We will ultimately determine a treatment schedule based on your individual goals and desires. Treatments are usually spaced in 4 week intervals. Patients with deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, stretch marks, or any type of scars, usually require 6 or more treatments to achieve the desired results.
Q: What is the method of application for Micro-Needling P.I.N.?
A: A sterile disposable needle cartridge, holding 12 micro needles is glided across the skin with the Micro-Needling P.I.N. device that mechanically induces a micro injury to the desired depth chosen for your skin. The Micro-Needling P.I.N.™ creates micro channels which allows topicals and serums to reach the true targeted areas, producing much more desirable results.
Q: Will the Micro-Needling P.I.N. procedure hurt?
A: Prior to your treatment with the Micro-Needling P.I.N., we will apply a topical numbing agent. Most people say they feel almost nothing after having been pretreated with a topical numbing agent.
Q: How long will it take for me to see results from my Micro-Needling P.I.N. treatment?
A: Most of our patients see results after the first Micro-Needling P.I.N. treatment. Individual results vary depending on individual skin health. It is most common to begin to see true changes or positive results as soon as 1-2 weeks after the first treatment. Many of our patients comment on positive changes in even less time. (often change is noticed within just a few days).
Q: How long will my Micro-Needling P.I.N. results last?
A: Micro-Needling P.I.N. produces results through the stimulation of growth factors and collagen, thereby promoting new skin cells to surface. As our skin ages, our collagen production naturally slows down. Your overall result will last longer when using an at home skin care regimen that includes a daily Retinoid product.
Q: What will I look like after my Micro-Needling P.I.N. treatment?
A: Micro-Needling P.I.N. is considered a no downtime treatment. Immediately after your treatment your skin will look slightly pink to moderately red. We will recommend skin care products for your post care based on your individual skin, which will greatly minimize these symptoms and enhance your overall results.
Q: Can I use Makeup after having my Micro-Needling P.I.N. treatment?
A: Directly after your treatment we recommend using only mineral based foundation, as it cannot build bacteria. You may go back to your regular foundation 4 days post treatment.
Q: How much does MicroNeedling PIN cost?
Please call to discuss a pricing plan specific to your needs. (203) 281-LSER (5737).
This information is intended to supplement, not replace, consultation with your physician or nurse regarding Anti-Aging Facial Rejuvenation with Titan, Genesis and IPL. Please consult with the nursing staff or Dr. Gold if you have additional questions or if you have questions that may not be covered in this section.
Percutaneous Induction Needling, also referred to as PCIT, Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling or lasers and other ablative treatments, which in turn helps to protect the new skin cell growth providing for quicker healing and a much higher success rate.