Microneedling or skinpen is safe for all skin types. It stimulates the skin’s natural ability to repair itself through the creation of hundreds of microscopic channels in the dermis. This a minimally invasive and non-ablative process that works for patients of varying skin types and tones. Improvements can be seen in the treatment of acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, reviving skin tone, and uneven texture.
Skinpen is applicable for all areas of the body, including the face, neck, décolletage, arms, legs, abdomen, hands, and back. It is safe and effective in addressing acne scars located on the back, and stretch marks on the hips, stomach, and thighs.
With Skinpen, there is little downtime experienced. On the first day, patients may experience mild to moderate swelling and redness comparable to a sunburn. On days two and three, some persistent redness and bruising may remain, but it should be diminishing. On the fourth day, your skin will appear normal with only minor swelling visible.
The treatment will be adjusted depending on the severity of the skin condition. In general, the recommendation is 3 procedures performed 4 weeks apart.
During your visit, also ask about SecretRF, the new dermal remodeling technology from Cutera. Similar to Skinpen, this procedure involves radiofrequency (RF) stimulation and microneedling to stimulate collagen production in the skin and reverse signs of aging. By extending or retracting the microneedles, SecretRF can operate at various skin depths, treating wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and more. It is a non-surgical procedure with little to no downtime.
Not Just Faces, Medical Aesthetics can provide additional information regarding Skinpen preparation and post-treatment practices. Schedule your consultation by calling us today.