The Innovative Medspa in Scottsdale, AZ works with clients on an individualized basis to achieve your cosmetic goals and improve the health of your skin. Dr. Malan and our experienced aesthetician offer Micro Needling as a treatment option for restoring tone and texture to your complexion by boosting natural collagen production.
The Innovative Medspa offers treatment using Collagen P.I.N.™, an advanced therapy that can provides results far superior to those achieved with traditional techniques using a dermal roller, with less trauma to the skin. The key differences are an increased number of needles and the ability to vary needle depth on the Collagen P.I.N.™, enabling your aesthetician to make adjustments accounting for the unique characteristics of the skin in the treated area.
Micro Needling with the Collagen P.I.N.™ can provide results typically achieved with laser skin resurfacing treatments, but without the pain, downtime and side effects often associated with this type of treatment. After each session using Collagen P.I.N.™, you can resume your normal daily routine without having to “hide” your face or treated areas of the body due to the swelling, redness and other effects laser treatments have immediately following treatment and until the healing process has completed.
In addition to facial rejuvenation, micro needling can be used on the body to effectively treat:
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Chicken pox scars
- Scars on the skin from trauma
About Micro Neeedling
Micro Needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, uses the body’s natural healing response to stimulate collagen production and restore tone and texture to the skin. The procedure has evolved over time and is based on the use of dermal needles which are run over the skin to create “micro-injuries”. These small traumas stimulate localized collagen production which has been proven to last for a year or more after treatment.
Using the advanced Collagen P.I.N.™, our aesthetician can perform micro needling that is tailored to the treatment area with adjustable needle depth. The combination of many needles, varied depth and a powerful motor makes the Collagen P.I.N.™ a revolutionary device that produces results in less time with minimal discomfort and no downtime.
The increased collagen production in areas where skin is sagging or has a pitted texture due to scarring will restore volume and tighten the skin for a smoother appearance. The process is more natural and less traumatic than options such as chemical peels or laser treatments.
Micro Needling: What To Expect
Treatment begins by cleansing the skin and applying both a numbing agent and a topical hyaluronic acid (HA) based serum for comfort and a smooth surface. The 36 needles on the Collagen P.I.N.™ will penetrate the skin and simultaneously inject the HA to boost the renewed collagen production in the skin.
Your aesthetician will gently move the hand held device over the area(s) to be treated, during which you may feel a gentle pricking on the skin surface. Most patients report that the process is easy, generally painless and allows them to return to their daily routine right away. Each session lasts for approximately 30 minutes and we will recommend the appropriate number of sessions to achieve your specific goals. Most patients will need 3-6 sessions in total.
You can expect possible mild redness, swelling and/or tenderness in the treated area for a couple of days as the healing process begins with inflammation. Your aesthetician will provide after care instructions and recommend products to protect the skin, promote healing and help maintain your results.
The Benefits of PRP
The Innovative Medspa combines Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) with your Collagen P.I.N.™ micro needling treatment to effectively boost your body’s ability to heal tissues both after treatment and over the coming months. PRP introduces your own growth factor cells into areas of the skin that are depleted due to aging, trauma and environmental effects.
A small amount of blood will be drawn and spun down in our medical spa for use in your PRP enhanced treatment. Your own growth factor cells will work with your body’s healing response to stimulate increased collagen production and nurture healthy cell growth, restoring lost volume and tone to treated areas of the face or body.
This treatment method is especially effective for deep scarring, leading to greater healing at the cellular level for a noticeable and lasting change in the texture of your skin. Your renewed appearance is achieved with minimal discomfort, no downtime and in a few brief sessions at the Innovative Medspa.
Micro Needling Before & After
Micro Needling using the Collagen P.I.N.™ can produce amazing results as evidenced in the photos of this patient:
Micro Needling with PRP Before and After