Automated Micro-Needling also known as Collagen Induction Therapy is an innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, treatment of acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance.
During this procedure, 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 thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. Innopen also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams, and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.
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The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with fewer signs of aging. Innopen also has a positive effect on hyperpigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
The feeling associated with the Innopen is similar to small pinprick being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable. Topical numbing cream is applied to the skin prior to treatment.
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
Patients notice an immediate "glow" to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
However, we do recommend a course of treatment to achieve maximum results
It is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3-6 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.