SkinPen Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that tricks the body into healing itself to promote rejuvenation to the skin, decrease the appearance of acne scarring and reduce the signs of aging. Also referred to as collagen induction therapy, SkinPen Microneedling stimulates the body to produce more collagen and elastin to give the skin a brighter smoother look.
By causing micro-punctures, the small disposable needles bypass the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin, and breaks down the structures underneath, tricking the body into sending blood vessels and other wound healing properties to the site to "repair" what it views as damaged skin. More collagen and elastin strengthens the skin creating a tighter bond and improving its texture.
SkinPen Microneedling is very effective at reducing the appearance of acne scarring and can even shrink the size of pores. The face isn't the only place it works though, SkinPen Microneedling is also great for stretch marks and can be done anywhere the skin needs to be thickened, places like the chest, butt, or legs.
Will SkinPen Microneedling work for me?
Whereas other treatments use heat, SkinPen Microneedling is a purely mechanical process that limits damage to the epidermis thus preventing discoloration of the skin, known as hyperpigmentation, so it is suitable for any and all skin types.
Why choose SkinPen Microneedling over dermal rollers?
Unlike traditional dermal rollers, which only have a single depth, SkinPen Microneedling has an adjustable depth of .05mm to 2mm that can be tailored for different areas of the body and skin types so the result is more precise and more natural looking.
How long does a treatment last?
A single SkinPen Microneedling treatment generally takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Treatment time varies based on patient requests regarding the number of locations and the size of the area treated.
How long does it take to heal?
The length of time varies from patient to patient. After a SkinPen Microneedling procedure most individuals experience symptoms consistent to a sunburn, slight swelling and redness, for approximately two to four days after treatment, though skin may return to normal appearance after about 24 hours.
How do I find out more?
Contact Columbia Plastic Surgery for a SkinPen Microneedling consultation at: 866.803.8033.
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