We offer microneedling with SkinPen, which is a device that is the only FDA cleared microneedling method on the market. It has been cleared to treat the following conditions on the face and body:
- Acne scarring
- Sun damage (sun spots)
- Age and brown spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone
- Large pore size
The entire process takes about 30-45 minutes, depending on the area treated and the desired results. Due to their non-invasive nature, microneedling sessions usually require little downtime for patients.
How Does SkinPen Work?
The SkinPen creates thousands of precise micro-injuries or “micro-channels” in the dermis, which stimulates new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation. This technology takes advantage of the skin’s natural healing process. When SkinPen makes microchannels in the skin, the skin naturally produces new collagen and elastin in the treatment areas, leading to a fresher skin appearance.
SkinPen creates controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result: effective remodeling of scar tissue and fine lines, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
Who Can Use SkinPen?
The SkinPen is safe for all skin types and is safe for all ages, although we recommend the procedure for ages 15 years old or older.
What Should I Expect From My SkinPen Treatment?
Topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area for 15 minutes prior to the procedure. The treatment will be painless as you won’t feel a thing. The actual procedure typically takes 20-30 minutes depending on the size and number of areas treated and the severity of damage on the skin. While some redness and swelling immediately after the procedure is expected, within the first 24 hours, you will notice much improvement. Typically, downtime is minimal for the patient as you can wear make up and return to work within 24 hours, but we do have some precautions for you to take for the first 3 days of healing (such as no exercise or sun exposure).
How Many Micro-Needling Treatments Will I Need?
Every patient is different, but for optimal results we recommend a series of 3 treatments. We will work with you for a customized treatment plan based on your particular skin issue and your goals.