Collagen Induction Therapy/Fractional MicroNeedling

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MDPen represents the latest innovation in fractional micro needling. Skin treatments with MDPen micro needling can result in skin that is more lifted and tightened, thereby giving a smoother, more youthful appearance. Dr. Hohuan has obtained the most powerful system on the market, allowing him to offer the most reliable and reproducible results for his patients.

Skin needling, also called microneedling therapy, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI), is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Literally, the procedure allows for the precise creation of several million tiny punctures at controlled depths into the top and middle layers of the skin. Through the process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. Dr. Hohuan’s standard approach is to perform this with hyaluronic acid serum. Before the controlled needle punctures are made in the epidermis, the skin is coated with pure high-dose hyaluronic acid serum. Each needle movement drives the healing and lifting properties of the serum deep into the skin, facilitating skin renewal and rejuvenation.

The results are long term and the recovery time is minimal and targets a diverse range of skin concerns.

Some of the benefits of therapy include:

  • Stimulation and production of collagen (CIT Collagen Induction Therapy)
  • Elimination and reduction of crow’s feet and lip lines
  • Elimination or reduction of forehead lines and frown lines
  • Assisting in the absorption of healing substances (platelet-rich plasma, hyaluronic acid serum)
  • Reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage
  • Treatment of acne scars and chicken pox scars
  • Reduction in the appearance of scarring and stretch marks
  • Reduction in the appearance of enlarged pores

For the most powerful results, the fractional microneedling procedure can be combined with platelet-rich plasma injections (Vampire Facial, Blood Facial), as well as botox and filler injections. Short of surgery (deep plane facelift, Micro-Mini Lift), this non-invasive approach affords the most improvement in the appearance of the aging face.


1. What does it Feel Like? Does it hurt?

The feeling associated with the MDPen Treatment is similar to a light sandpaper being moved across the skin. Prior to treatment, the skin is topically anesthetized with a topical numbing cream. Most patients take ibuprofen or Tylenol an hour prior to the procedure to help with any discomfort. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hyaluronic acid serum makes the treatment more tolerable. After your session, the skin will appear deep pink in the area treated and this will subside over the next 12-24 hours. This gives the appearance of a light sunburn for 24-36 hours.

2. How long does the procedure take?

The entire procedure takes between 45-90 minutes depending on how many areas are treated, and if any adjunctive procedures are administered at the same time (platelet-rich plasma skin infusion, platelet-rich plasma injections, filler injections, botox). Topically numbing the skin takes about 25 minutes, and each section of the face (forehead, cheeks, lips) takes about 7-10 minutes to treat.

3. What is the downtime?

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. On average, patients are red up to 2 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.

4. When will I see the results?

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.

5. How many treatments will I need?

Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended that most patients receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, up to 6 treatments may be required to achieve optimal resolution.

6. What are the advantages of fractional laser resurfacing of the skin?

There are several advantages. For one, there is minimal downtime. Fractional skin resurfacing also creates microscopic columns of injury in the skin stimulating collagen production. However, it does this with heating of the skin and the dermal appendages, leading to sloughing, more intense redness, and risk of scarring and hyperpigmentation. Whereas traditional laser therapy may take 1-3 weeks of downtime before return to social and work functioning, there is essentially zero downtime with fractional microneedling. The other main advantage is the negligible risk of any hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, or scarring. This makes the procedure especially applicable to patients of all skin types, including those of Mediterranean, Hispanic, Asian, and African ancestry. The results in many clinical studies show similar rates of improvement in skin rejuvenation, scar reduction, and effacement of fine to moderate wrinkles and lines.

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