Collagen induction therapy, also known as micro needling, is a great way to address the signs of aging at the cellular level. Microneedling comfortably creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. This results in skin remodeling, including the formation of collagen and elastin. The outcome is beautiful, youthful looking skin.
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
It causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
Micro Needling can be used on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
Topical numbing medication is applied shortly before your treatments to make you feel as comfortable as possible. The remaining feeling is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
The procedure takes 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. You cannot apply any products other than those provided in the SkinPen take home kit for 48 hours. Microneedling causes sun sensitivity, so it is important to avoid sun exposure for the first 48 hours following treatment and cautious for 2 weeks after that.
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after a treatment as collagen production continues.
While patients can see results after a single treatment, we recommend a series of 3-6 treatments scheduled about a month apart to achieve optimal results.