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ClearlyDerm / Cosmetic Dermatology / Microneedling

What is Microneedling / Collagen PIN?

PIN (Percutaneous Induction Therapy) is an FDA approved method of introducing a controlled wound into the skin triggering a release of natural growth factors, new collagen and elastin. Tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a healthier, more youthful dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles, scars and stretch marks.

ClearlyDerm uses the Collagen PIN, one of the most advanced medical-grade, automated micro-needling devices on the market.

Micro-Needling is commonly used to treat:

  • Body scars
  • Fine lines
  • Pigmentation Marks
  • Stretch Marks
  • Loose Skin
  • Photo Aging

How is the procedure done?

A sterile needle-tip containing 12 or 36 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Collagen PIN. Our aesthetician will then select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs and may apply a topical serum (usually, hyaluronic acid-based) to the your cleaned skin. As the Collegen PIN is rolled across your skin, tiny micro-channels created stimulate your skin’s own natural ability heal itself, thereby creating new, healthier, more youthful appearing skin.

Typically a series of 3-6 Collagen PIN treatments is recommended, depending upon your area of correction or concern. Your skincare professional will ultimately determine a treatment schedule based on your individual goals and desires. Treatments are usually spaced in 4 week intervals.

What To Expect

  • Length of time for procedure: 30-60 minutes
  • Recovery Time: There is little to no downtime following the procedure. Patients may experience redness for half a day.
  • Final Results Of The Procedure: New skin develops in about 4 weeks
  • Duration of Micro-Needling: up to two years

before and after photos