SkinPen Microneedling is a non-invasive medical procedure that uses small needles that prick the skin, helping to promote the natural healing functions within the body. These micro-injuries to the skin can boost collagen production, resulting in skin that is firmer, smoother, and more radiant.
- Minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Reducing the appearance of scars
- Shrinking large pores
- Decreasing the appearance of sunspots and pigmented skin
- Improving the brightness of the skin
While microneedling can be an effective standalone treatment, it can also be paired with other cosmetic services to optimize overall results. Most appointments take between 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the full range of services that are offered. Before the microneedling begins, a topical numbing gel can be placed on the skin to reduce pain or discomfort.request an appointment
Professional Microneedling vs. At-Home Rollers
While at-home rollers can be purchased that market similar benefits, there are noticeable differences in the benefits that are achieved through professional services. These at-home rollers have shorter needles, which means that only the surface of the skin is treated.
On the other hand, SkinPen Microneedling can reach the deeper layers of skin to promote collagen and healing at all levels. Even when you choose professional treatments, not all microneedling technology will deliver the quality results you desire. This device is unlike any other on the market; it is the only FDA-approved microneedling device that is clinically proven to treat acne scars and surgical scars.
Is Microneedling Safe?
SkinPen Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment that can produce noticeable results over time. You can expect minimal downtime after the appointment, with only minor redness. As such, microneedling is considered a safe procedure for all ages and skin types.
Certain factors need to be considered before a microneedling treatment. This treatment is not recommended for:
- If you are currently using certain acne medications
Results from Microneedling Treatments
You will notice results from your microneedling treatment approximately 7 to 10 days after the treatment. Many people find that their skin feels softer and radiant.
It is important to note that the most effective benefits come after a few consecutive treatments. The unique needs of each person vary, which is why it is important to get individual recommendations when planning your treatment schedule. For example, you might need at least four microneedling treatments to improve acne scars.
What are the Side Effects of Microneedling?
There are a few temporary side effects to be aware of with SkinPen microneedling. The procedure causes short-term swelling, redness, and skin flaking, which can last for a few days. Most people can return to wearing regular makeup within 48 hours post-treatment.