Acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles are common aesthetic concerns for both men and women. There are different treatment options that claim to address such skin problems, but they don’t always deliver.
Luckily, SkinPen Microneedling can help treat these skin problems while rejuvenating and healing your skin naturally from within.
Read on to learn more about Skinpen Microneedling
What Is SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen Microneedling is an FDA-cleared microneedling device that can:
- Reduce the appearance of acne scars or surgical scars
- Address hyperpigmentation
- Soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles on your face and neck
- Reduce stretch marks
It works by causing micro-injuries in the skin, which then triggers the body’s natural healing process, thus stimulating new collagen and elastin production.
(Note: Collagen and elastin are important structural proteins in your skin that add elasticity and suppleness to it.)
Am I A Good Candidate For SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen Microneedling is approved for use in individuals who are aged 22 or above and are looking for a safe and effective treatment for acne scars, mild to moderate skin laxity, large pores, and hyperpigmentation.
Unlike some popular skin rejuvenation procedures, it is suitable for all skin types and tones.
SkinPen Microneedling is also customizable depending on what your aesthetic concerns and goals are.
What Happens During The Treatment?
SkinPen Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that relies on your body’s natural ability to recover from injuries.
The first step is to cleanse the skin gently, followed by the application of a numbing agent. Some providers can choose to apply certain medications such as steroids and retinoids, etc. to invoke a better healing response.
The SkinPen contains 14 micro-needles that range from 0.5 to 3 mm in size and is passed across the skin to create micro-injuries once the topical anesthetic kicks in. Once the treatment is completed, we apply a calming serum or lotion to help soothe your skin.
The entire treatment can be completed anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes.
What To Expect After The Treatment
The recovery process can vary for every individual and your skin might appear red and bruised immediately after the treatment, but that usually subsides within a day or two. You can carry on with the rest of your day right after, but remember to:
- Avoid excessive sun exposure and apply sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 if you need to go out.
- Avoid applying any makeup or skincare products with strong active ingredients on your skin for at least a few days.
- Avoid any strenuous activities and excessive sweating.
It may take a week for the initial results to appear, but the results will continue to improve with the gradual healing and repairing of your skin cells. For maximum results, it is advised that you go for at least 3 microneedling sessions spaced 3 to 6 weeks apart.
Is SkinPen Microneedling Safe?
SkinPen Microneedling is cleared by the FDA to treat minor scarring and hyperpigmentation. To further reduce the risk of infections, SkinPen needles are covered with a sheath that sterilizes them for the next use. So, the risk of side effects is almost negligible when performed by a highly skilled aesthetician.
If you’re looking for a non-surgical yet highly effective way to address common skin concerns such as acne scars and hyperpigmentation, SkinPen Microneedling might help you.
At Uplift Aesthetics, Oakland, MN, our expert team can help you achieve smoother and more beautiful-looking skin naturally by creating a customized treatment plan with SkinPen Microneedling.
Book a consultation now to know more about the benefits of microneedling.