How does SkinPen microneedling work?
SkinPen microneedling takes advantage of the skin’s natural ability to repair itself. The SkinPen device creates thousands of precise micro-injuries in the dermis of your skin. Piercing your skin with tiny needles safely triggers a natural increase in the flow of blood and ultimately, the creation of healthy new tissue. The result of the SkinPen microneedling process is an effective remodeling of scar tissue as well as an improved appearance of any fine lines and wrinkles.
Your skin regenerates from within.
SkinPen microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment and is a safe option for both men and women. SkinPen is suitable for anyone who would like to improve the appearance of facial scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles, as well as address uneven skin tone and texture.
What will SkinPen feel like?
When preparing for your SkinPen microneedling treatment, it is important to stop any use of Retin-A, or other exfoliating creams. The treatment itself is quite comfortable, but if you are concerned with any pain, a topical anesthetic cream can be applied 20 to 30 minutes before the procedure. The area you are treating determines the amount of time your treatment will take. Most patients should allow for at least one hour.
Getting the most out of your treatment: The recovery.
It is crucial to keep your skin hydrated after a SkinPen microneedling treatment. Dr. Afrooz will recommend a treatment plan for you, but a moisturizer with anti-inflammatory ingredients will soothe the treatment area and any redness that may occur. A good SPF sunscreen with a rating of 30 or higher is suggested. Each person’s healing process differs depending on the specific treatment. You can expect to experience slight swelling and some redness for two to four days.
What are the benefits of SkinPen microneedling?
- Minimally invasive
- Little to no recovery time
- Improves the quality and radiance of your skin
- Reduces scarring and pockmarks from acne
- Minimizes the size of your pores
- Exfoliates the skin
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin’s elasticity
- Minimizes blotchy and uneven skin tone
Is a SkinPen microneedling treatment safe?
SkinPen is an FDA-approved microneedling device that is safe and effective when treating the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scaring. SkinPen uses adjustable length straight needles that allow for the variations in each person’s skin’s thickness.