How does SkinPen® work?
SkinPen® works by creating a series of hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, helping skin to look and feel healthier. SkinPen® needles cycle at 100+ stamps/second, potentially creating 1600+ microchannels per second when moving the SkinPen®.
The SkinPen® microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin.
What are the benefits?
- Reduces the signs of aging; skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves the appearance of acne scarring
- Safe for all skin types, light to dark
- Effective on all body parts, including face, neck and décolletage
What areas of the skin can be treated?
SkinPen’s® variable needle depth allows for maximum versatility, making it safe and effective to use on many parts of the body, including the face, neck and décolletage.
What can I expect during treatment?
The treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of areas treated and the degree of treatment requested by the patient.
A topical anesthetic is applied prior to treatment. Generally, patients describe vibration and mild discomfort, but nothing they can’t manage.
Is there downtime after microneedling?
The total healing time depends on each individual. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness (like a mild to moderate sunburn) for two to four days following the microneedling procedure. Some people may see their skin return to normal in 24 hours.
When will I see results?
The natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress through the course of several weeks. Damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately. You may not see the final result for up to six months following your final session.
How many treatments are recommended?
The number of procedures required will be based upon your individual goals and the overall health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of four procedures spaced around 4 weeks apart.
Are there any contraindications?
Microneedling treatment is contraindicated for patients with: keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities, a hemorrhagic disorder or hemostatic dysfunction, active bacterial or fungal infection.
Are there any precautions and warnings?
Precautions should be taken when determining whether to treat: scars and stretch marks less than one year old; women who are pregnant or nursing; keloid scars; patients with history of eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions; patients with history of actinic (solar) keratosis; patients with history of herpes simplex infections; diabetics or patients with wound-healing deficiencies; patients on immunosuppressive therapy; and skin with presence of raised moles or warts or targeted area.
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