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 body to produce its own collagen. The increased collagen helps to improve the skin’s texture.
In recent years, the treatment method and microneedling device itself have been advanced making it safer, gentler, and more effective while continuing to deliver excellent results. Here at Pure Clinical Skin Care, not only are we focused on providing our clients with the most effective treatments, but we also hold patient safety as a top priority. This is why we have chosen SkinPen® by Bellus Medical for our microneedling device. SkinPen is the first and ONLY FDA-approved microneedling device currently available in the world.
How Does it Help My Skin?
The SkinPen is a handheld device that is loaded with very fine medical grade needles. The device is gently passed over the skin, with the needles creating microchannels in the skin, anywhere from 0.5-2 mm in depth. This triggers the body’s normal healing mechanism with an associated increase in collagen.
The collagen deposition improves skin texture and elasticity, softens fine lines and wrinkles, and improves acne and other scars. The microneedling treatment can be combined with hyaluronic acid-based serums to further improve results.
This is a minimal downtime procedure, with some post-treatment redness for a day or so. Patients notice an immediate improvement in the feel and radiance of their skin after the procedure. Over the following weeks, collagen is deposited resulting in longer-term improvements in texture, fine lines, and scars. In most cases, a series of treatments is required for best results.
Is Microneedling Right for Me?
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 heat the skin. This lack of heat reduces the risk of post-treatment hyperpigmentation. For this reason, microneedling can be used safely in all skin types, including Hispanic, Asian and African American skin which tend to have higher melanin (pigment) content.
It is commonly used to address:
- Uneven skin texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Early signs of aging
- Acne and surgical scars
- Stretch marks
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling is one of few treatments that is able to offer excellent 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.
The many benefits of microneedling include:
- The treatment time is short
- There is little to no downtime
- It is safe for all skin types
- You will experience increased collagen production
- Your skin can absorb products and topical treatments more effectively after a session
- It can be combined with other treatments
- It can be repeated to maintain and even improve your results
Why Choose a SkinPen® Microneedling Treatment?
Skinpen Treatment – $350 *one session, Full Face treatment
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first and ONLY FDA-approved microneedling device currently available in the world. SkinPen microneedling treatments have been clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars in patients who are 22 years or older.
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 or skin tightness.
Generally, a minimum of three treatments are recommended to help you achieve the most effective results. With SkinPen microneedling, you can see continued improvement in your skin for up to six months after your last treatment!
Before and After Microneedling
What is the Skin Classic Machine?
The Skin Classic High Frequency Machine is an affordable non-laser treatment for minor skin imperfections. Great for treating irregularities such as:
- skin tags
- broken capillaries
- sebaceous hyperplasia
- cherry angiomas
- milia, blackheads and acne pimples
Skin Classic treatments are quick and barely touch the skin, working only on the epidermis with minimal discomfort. Small skin tags or blood spots disappear immediately and keratosis (“liver or age spots”) take only a few seconds. There is minimal discomfort and healing time is short, from a day or two for skin tags and a few weeks for larger abnormalities such as fibromas. Treatments can be performed on the face, neck, chest, back, hands or arms!
Vitality Institute’s VI Peel is a well-known and sought-after chemical peel that delivers dramatic results. With three different levels to choose from, the VI peel:
- improves skin tone, texture and clarity
- reduces or eliminates age spots, freckles and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma
- softens lines and wrinkles
- clears acne skin conditions
- reduces or eliminate acne scars
- stimulates the production of collagen for firmer, more youthful skin
This treatment is exclusive only to medical spa professionals and lives up to its reputation for achieving results. Known for its high impact on skin and being suitable for even the most sensitive skin types, this is a versatile option for almost anyone. With a very predictable downtime of just two days of heavy peeling and one to two days of dryness and light flaking, this treatment is great for the busy client who wants to peel over just one weekend. While most patients are satisfied with only one treatment, some may choose to do up to three VI Peels in one year to address more serious skin conditions such, as melasma.
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In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into plant tissue, high intensity light emitting diodes (LED) that use specific and proven wavelengths of light, trigger a natural biostimulatory effect in human tissue. Research shows that phototherapy can:
- increase circulation
- accelerate tissue repair
- kill acne bacteria
- decrease inflammation
- improve skin tone, texture and clarity
- ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and arthritis
- provides compromised cells with added energy so that the cell’s performance is enhanced