There are several types of micro-needling available, but the SkinPen treatment is one of the most popular. And for good reason. It’s cleared by the Food and Drug Administration as a safe and effective skin treatment for facial acne scars. This procedure uses disposable, hyper-sanitary needle cartridges to penetrate the skin and stimulate new growth of collagen and elastin to heal the skin. Adjustable needling treatment combined with specialized skin care therapies offer a more powerful micro-needling procedure that is, nevertheless, safe and easy to recover from.
The sleek design of the pen device enables skin care professionals to access more surface area of the skin than ever. Facial wrinkles in natural creases offer plenty of nooks and crannies than can be difficult to reach with bulkier devices for micro-needling therapy. Dermarollers can seem like a great choice with their ease of use, but with the experienced hand of our skin care specialists, the SkinPen usually yields a better result over fewer treatments. Instead of a handful of treatments over 6 months, you can achieve the same effect in just a few treatments over a 3-month period.
The SkinPen also delivers an amazing amount of depth control. Cosmetic micro-needling might be done with needle depths between one eighth and one quarter of a millimeter. These therapies are intended less to stimulate collagen and elastin production and more about increasing the absorption of skin products. Collagen induction therapy devices have a needle length between one half and one millimeter. Some medical grade microneedling devices go all the way down to a depth of 3 millimeters. With the SkinPen, you get the best of all worlds with an adjustment depth between one quarter of a millimeter and 2.5 millimeters. In discussing the goals for microneedling, our skin care professionals will develop a needle depth(s) for each skin area targeted for treatment.
What Areas can be Treated with the SkinPen?
Many different types of skin damage and natural aging can be treated with this versatile procedure. This includes many notoriously troublesome areas from wrinkles and sun damage to acne scars. In fact, the SkinPen is the first micro-needling device clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars. It can also help with several other less obvious problems including uneven skin tone, large pores, and lax skin. All in all, the SkinPen offers the perfect combination of proactive skin treatment and unlocking the skin’s natural healing ability.
The SkinPen design allows this micro-needling device to reach and treat nearly any part of the body. Among the greatest areas of need and the best places for this treatment include the face, neck, décolletage, back, torso, arms, hands, and legs.
It’s a false choice to think that you have to live with unsightly skin damage and age wrinkles or else make a huge commitment of time and money for a risky skin care treatment. In just a few sessions, you can see a big difference in the reduction of age lines, scars, and uneven skin tone.
*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.