The SkinPen® is a medical-grade, state-of-art precision tool used to address acne scars and the symptoms of aging.
SkinPen® Micro Therapy is a highly effective treatment that helps to reduce the signs of aging and enhance your skin’s appearance by stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin. SkinPen® is also used to decrease the appearance of stretch marks on the body.
How SkinPen® Microneedling Procedures Work
Each of our bodies has innate processes that react to injury by producing new cells and extracellular materials (like elastin and collagen) to heal the damage. The SkinPen® achieves results by taking advantage of this natural process through the use of a finely-tuned micro-needling pen.
This device initiates your natural healing process by creating hundreds of temporary micro-sized openings or micro-channels in the skin. These “fractionated” micro-channels are created thanks to the design of the SkinPen®’s disposable needle cartridge, which achieves results without the use of thermal energy or chemicals applied to the skin.
What are the benefits of a fractionated approach with micro-needling?
- A fast and safe method for inducing the production of collagen
- Requires no thermal energy and is entirely non-ablative
- Promotes care free healing
- Safe for all skin types
- No major downtime
What should I expect after SkinPen® procedures?
You can expect to experience effects similar to mild sunburn after the procedure, such as redness, tenderness, and some swelling. Despite that, there is no significant downtime after a SkinPen® procedure. Patients can return to normal activities and conceal most of the mild side effects with make-up after just one day.
Micro-Needling Results with SkinPen®
Since everyone’s genetic makeup and needs are different, procedure requirements and SkinPen® results will vary. The number of sessions required and the depth of treatment will depend on what goals and results you would like to achieve.
While multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal micro-needling results, noticeable changes are typically seen just one week following treatment and gradually improve as the body’s healing process promotes the production of healthy new cells and extracellular substances.
Patients with uneven skin tone and fine lines may see SkinPen® results after just one procedure, while those looking to soften the appearance of acne scarring may require several procedures.
Would you like to learn if a SkinPen® micro-needling treatment is right for you? Book an appointment with us today and our esthetician will help devise an appropriate treatment plan for you.