Micro-needling is used to treat scarring, stretch marks, melasma, uneven tone, texture, and more. Reduces appearance of wrinkles and skin imperfections to reveal new smooth, healthy skin.
Medical micro-needling creates invisible micro-perforations in the outer layers of the skin, stimulating cells known as keratinocytes, to release growth factors that increase the production of new collagen and elastin.
Micro-needling also creates micro-channels in the skin which enhance the penetration of topical skin care products, for longevity of your procedure.
Micro-needling can be done on the face and body every four weeks for 1-3 treatments, or as needed, to achieve desired results.
What are the Benefits?
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With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment – and step out with confidence.
Features and Benefits
SkinPen creates controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
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What areas of the body can I treat?
Micro-needling can be used on all parts of the body; face, neck, de’colletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile cartridge tip containing 12 points is attached to the pen. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What does it feel like?
The feeling associated with micro-needling is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating pen tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 30 to 60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the pen setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment, as collagen production continues.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks, or acne scars, your skin care provider may recommend 4-6 sessions at 6 week intervals.