Micro-Needling Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
Micro-needling is an unique treatment that helps to minimize common signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. At the Aesthetic Associates Centre, Dr. Shatkin and his team of skin care specialists offer the SkinPen, which is the only Class II, FDA cleared microneedling device legally marketing in the U.S. This means that our patients are assured the safest and best device. Dr. Shatkin and his team train health professionals on the use of the Skin Pen for aesthetic treatments.
The SkinPen microneedling device causes controlled micro-channels in the skin that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-channels trigger the release of growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin.
Micro-Needling can also be combined with other modalities such as the use of PRP injections.
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Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT is caused by micro-needling which works to stimulate the skin components to produce collagen and elastin to help to rejuvenate skin. The process allows a healing to occur that will help to improve the following areas;
- Fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Scars resulting from physical injury
We perform the treatment on many areas of the body, including the face, neck, upper chest, arms and hands. Full face and neck treatments take about 30 minutes after which the patients will be slightly red/pink with a nice glow to their skin. The collagen remodeling takes between 6- 12 weeks for full response, but the skin feels tight and refreshed within a few days.