SkinPen® (microneedling/collagen induction therapy) restores the natural architecture of the skin which is collagen, elastin, and extracellular matrix. A great analogy that helps patients understand how important the structures are to our skin is the springs of a mattress. The springs are our collagen and elastic structures, as those wear and break down the mattress starts sinking, i.e fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, etc.
We are tapping into the skin’s repair mechanism but without an actual injury. We are tricking the skin into thinking its injured with a MICROinjury which turns on the repair process resulting in healthy collagen and elastin structures being produced.
Once we have initiated that process its very important for you and patients to understand that its a 4 week timeline of processes that are occurring in the skin. We have key nutrients we need to systematically feed the skin to ensure the safest and most efficacious result is being achieved.