A microneedling procedure could be just what the doctor ordered. Microneedling is becoming a top pick with clinicians and their patients because there are so many benefits of the microneedling procedure.
Minimally-invasive procedure for skin rejuvenation
Microneedling might be considered the new kid on the block when it comes to skin rejuvenation, but the procedure has been used for decades. It is minimally invasive and does not produce significant side-effects or require downtime for recovery. It is appropriate for all skin types and can be used anywhere on the body.
During this procedure, tiny needles puncture the skin, a process that spurs natural healing. When the skin heals, it may appear smoother and more youthful looking. Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy because during the healing process collagen is remodeled by the body within the injured skin.
Patients often choose microneedling because it is “friendlier” than alternatives such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and various laser-assisted techniques. These other procedures can be harsh, require longer recovery periods, or cause hyperpigmentation in patients with certain skin types.
New technology boosts quality and extent of benefits
Microneedling was originally delivered via a manual stamping device and then a roller device. Additionally, there is technology that creates skin punctures at an angle. This could create an inconsistent depth, which is less effective. The rollers design also makes the device unwieldy for use in small or hard-to-reach areas of the body. In addition, patients report the procedure can be painful.
Enter SkinPen®. This device has dramatically improved microneedling. For clinicians, it is a far more versatile tool. It can be used one-handed because it is wireless, lightweight, and ergonomically designed. That makes it easy to use, even on narrow, tight spaces such as around the nose.
The depth of the SkinPen's needles can be adjusted to depths ranging from 0.25mm to 2.5mm. This allows tailored treatment plans for each patient’s personal needs and aesthetic goals. This is one reason why SkinPen® can be so beneficial for helping to improve the appearance of shallow fine lines and conditions such as acne scars. SkinPen® is more effective because it's stainless steel medical grade needles work vertically, automatically delivering consistent micro-injuries as set by the clinician. Needle cartridges are single-use sterile and disposable, for added safety and economy.
SkinPen® is a comfortable experience as the procedure may be used with topical numbing agents, suggested by the clinician. Sessions are short, typically between 30 and 60 minutes. Repeat sessions may be helpful to enhance initial results, and maintain a youthful glow.
SkinPen® microneedling is a complete system that doesn’t stop when the patient leaves the office. The skin rejuvenation process continues with the Skinfuse® post-procedure skin care regimen that assists the skin in the healing process. Skinfuse® products supply precisely the essential the nutrients needed, avoiding ingredients that could impede or reverse the healing process.
Microneedling with the comprehensive SkinPen® system is just what patients and providers have been waiting for. Beautiful, lasting results, delivered safely and effectively.