How SkinPen Micro Needling Works
The SkinPen treatment temporarily creates hundreds of micro-channels that allow for superior penetration and diffusion of topicals during and post-procedure without ablation or introduction of thermal energy. Fractionated injuries are a quick, safe, and effective percutaneous collagen induction therapy.
Collagen Induction Therapy
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), or micro needling, is the procedure by which the body’s natural response to healing is used to increase the amount of extracellular matrix such as collagen or elastin in the skin. SkinPen creates micro-channels that allow for leakage of blood, serum, and lymph in a controlled and temporary manner. These “injuries” are enough to initiate the wound-healing cascade. There are three basic phases to illustrate how micro needling works.