Unlike our laser skin resurfacing treatments, fractional microneedling doesn’t actually involve the use of a laser. But microneedling does offer similar, subtler results for patients seeking a gentle alternative to laser treatment.
The Collagen P.I.N. allows us to revitalize skin, stimulating cellular growth and improving permeability. By applying specific topical medications immediately after treatment, we’ll encourage skin regeneration and cellular turnover, ultimately reducing scarring, fine lines, and uneven texture.
This microneedling technology has twice the number of needles as other microneedling devices, providing the most effective treatment available today.
Fractional micro-needling is non-ablative, and does not remove layers of skin the way laser resurfacing does. Instead, treatments create a pattern of micro channels that allow easy access to the dermis beneath. In addition to aiding the absorption of topical anti-aging medications, the channels trigger collagen and elastin production to provide thorough revitalization.
Microneedling works so well because it enhances the body’s own healing responses. Creating tiny channels prompts the skin to replace those cells with new, healthy skin. And since the channels are so narrow, the healing process takes very little time.
One of the most compelling factors behind microneedling is its lack of downtime. There may be a pink or red tinge to the skin in the first 24 hours after treatment, with a feeling like a sunburn, and the skin may feel tight or sensitive to the touch. This fades quickly, within just a few hours of your appointment. After 24 hours, the skin will be looking normal or nearly normal, and few patients see any side effects by 3 days after treatment. All they need to do is go about their daily lives and wait for gradual results to take hold.
Unlike with light-based treatments, sun avoidance is not necessary after microneedling (although we always recommend sun protection to prevent skin damage).
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