When it comes to spotting the natural signs of aging, our face tends to get most of the attention. From fine lines, full-blown wrinkles, acne scarring, volume loss, and even dark spots, our faces bare all.
This can cause discomfort if we begin to dislike what we see which is why SkinPen™ microneedling has become popular. With a little bit of help from SkinPen™, our facial skin is able to naturally heal and rejuvenate itself by producing new reserves of collagen and elastin.
WHAT IS SKINPEN™ MICRONEEDLING & HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
SkinPen™ microneedling is a minimally invasive, collagen induction therapy procedure that improves the appearance of your skin by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, and scarring.
The device itself contains tiny, medical-grade needles that make controlled micro-injuries (small pricks) in your skin. While you cannot see these microchannels, these small holes prompt your body’s natural healing process. As a result, new reserves of collagen and elastin are produced and rushed to the injury site in order to heal the skin tissue.
A topical anesthetic cream will be applied to the treatment area, approximately 20-30 minutes before the procedure. Once the numbing agent has set in, the doctor will pass the SkinPen over the treatment area in even strokes. You may feel a slight tingling.
Treatment will last 30-60 minutes.
“Post-operative instructions will be given, including information for using SPF 30+ sunscreen, and moisturizers with anti-inflammatory ingredients to help soothe the skin. .”
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SKINPEN™ MICRONEEDLING?
The main benefit of SkinPen™ microneedling is the improvement you will see in the appearance of scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles. But SkinPen™ also comes with the following advantages.
- SkinPen™ works with all types of skin tones, from dark to fair.
- SkinPen™ is clinically proven to reduce acne scars.
- SkinPen™ microneedling will prompt the production of collagen & elastin.
- The SkinPen™ microneedling procedure is minimally-invasive.
- There is minimal downtime. It can be used with topical numbing agents.
- The SkinPen™ procedure is quick with sessions between 30-60 minutes.
- It is FDA-approved.
- Is available for patients 22+.
- SkinPen™ can be customized to create precise micro-injuries between 0.25mm – 2.5mm in depth & personalized for various facial needs.
The SkinPen™’s variable needle depth allows it to be safely used on various parts of the body, including one’s face, neck, and décolletage (cleavage line). Plus, it is a friendlier option to alternatives such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS SKINPEN™ MICRONEEDLING?
SkinPen™ microneedling is an extremely effective treatment option for reducing the appearance of minor acne scarring from ruptured blemishes, scarring from facial wounds, and natural aging signs. It is far more effective than at-home dermal rollers as the variable depth of the medical-grade needles can be adjusted to penetrate down past the first superficial layer of skin.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS LIKE & HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
You will see initial results within the first week of your first session. To see the full extent of the results, you may need to wait between 4-6 weeks for them to fully develop. This is because it takes time for your body to ramp up the production of collagen, heal the skin tissue, and create new tissue growth.
“Most of the time, patients will need 3-6 treatments to see the maximum benefit.”
Every person’s skin is unique so the answer to how long the results last is highly dependent on the person. On average, results tend to last between 8-12 weeks. If you want to maintain the positive effects of microneedling, maintenance sessions are required.