SkinPen Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a handheld device called SkinPen to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. This treatment stimulates collagen production and promotes skin rejuvenation. Here’s some detailed information about SkinPen Microneedling:
- Procedure: During a SkinPen Microneedling session, our trained healthcare professional will cleanse your skin and apply a numbing cream to minimize discomfort. The sterile, disposable needle cartridge of the SkinPen device is then gently moved across the treatment area, creating tiny punctures or micro-channels in the skin.
- Collagen Stimulation: The micro-injuries created by the microneedles trigger the body’s natural healing response, stimulating collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin. Collagen is an essential protein responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness.
- Benefits: SkinPen Microneedling offers several benefits for your skin:
– Improved texture & tone: It helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation.
– Scar reduction: It can diminish acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks.
– Enhanced absorption of skincare products: The micro-channels created during treatment allow for better penetration and absorption of topical serums or creams.
– Non-surgical approach: Since it does not involve lasers or chemicals, it carries fewer risks compared to more aggressive treatments.
- Customizable settings: The depth of needle penetration can be adjusted based on individual needs and specific areas being treated. This allows for personalized treatment tailored to different skin concerns.
- Safety & Minimal Downtime: SkinPen Microneedling has minimal downtime compared to more invasive procedures like laser resurfacing or chemical peels. After treatment, you may experience temporary redness and mild swelling which usually subside within 24-48 hours.
- Number of sessions & Results: The number of SkinPen Microneedling sessions required varies depending on the individual’s skin condition and desired outcomes. Typically, a series of 3-6 treatments, spaced about 4-6 weeks apart, is recommended for optimal results. Visible improvements in skin texture and appearance can be noticed within a few weeks after each session.
- Post-treatment care: Your healthcare professional will provide post-treatment instructions, which may include avoiding direct sun exposure, using gentle skincare products, and applying sunscreen regularly to protect your healing skin.
- Safety & Considerations: SkinPen Microneedling is generally safe when performed by a trained professional. However, it’s important to have the procedure done by a qualified provider who follows proper sterilization protocols and uses FDA-cleared devices like SkinPen.