SkinPen is the first FDA-approved microneedling device on the market. SkinPen microneedling treatments have been clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars in patients who are 22 years or older. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a gentle rejuvenating skin treatment that uses a medical device consisting of very fine needles to stimulate the skin’s wound healing response, resulting in collagen production. The increased collagen helps to improve the skin’s texture.
Microneedling can be used for a number of skin conditions and for patients of nearly any age or ethnicity who want to improve the tone and texture of their skin. Unlike lasers, microneedling does not add heat to the skin which reduces the risk of post-treatment hyperpigmentation. For this reason, microneedling can be used safely on all skin types, including Hispanic, Asian and African American skin which tend to have higher melanin (pigment) content. Microneedling is one of few treatments that is able to offer dramatic results without the associated downtime. This explains its recent popularity as patients move away from surgical procedures in favor of minimally invasive, minimal downtime treatments offering subtle, natural results.
It is commonly used to address:
- Acne and surgical scars
- Uneven skin texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
You can expect the following from a SkinPen® treatment:
A customized procedure plan: Our Master Aestheticians will work with you to create a customized treatment plan to address your unique goals for your skin. This will include a recommended number of sessions, session frequency, and maintenance treatments.
Minimal discomfort: A topical numbing solution may be applied to make the treatment more comfortable.
Minimal recovery time: You may experience some mild facial redness after your treatment that will usually fade within a day. Some people may experience other temporary effects such as dryness, skin tightness, and minor shedding of dead skin cells.