Have you heard about skin needling? It’s been getting a lot of attention lately, from the media as well as from happy patients posting their photos and comments online. It makes you wonder if a skin needling procedure is right for you and your lifestyle. Here’s what you can expect:
Skin needling – also known as microneedling or collagen induction therapy – is a skin rejuvenation procedure that is available to virtually every adult. If you have darker skin, you may have looked into other skin renewal procedures only to be told they aren’t appropriate for you. Skin needling is both safe and effective for every skin type and color. So you can expect your clinician to say “yes.”
Microneedling is an excellent option if you're aiming to refine age-related fine lines and wrinkles as well as soften the appearance of stretch marks and scars resulting from acne, surgery, or injury.
Every individual’s skin is different. Skin needling can be customized for the particular condition(s) you want to address and your aesthetic goals. Using a SkinPen® device, your clinician can adjust needle depth as well as treat very small areas on the face or larger areas on other parts of your body.
You may have heard that skin needling can be done at home. It’s true that you can use an older style device called a dermaroller to attempt this procedure on your own. Day spas and even med-spas also offer dermaroller treatments. But technology has changed dramatically in the world of microneedling.
Now there is a pen-like device that is more versatile and more effective. The SkinPen® is a medical device and can only be used by a qualified clinician in a medical-level environment. Choosing a medical procedure ensures you’ll face little risk of infection, allergic reaction, or other complications. And you can expect significantly improved results.
You can also expect a comfortable procedure experience when you choose SkinPen® microneedling. That’s because the device is part of a comprehensive program that protects your skin as well as renewing it. The Skinfuse® regimen may start with a numbing agent your clinician will apply to your face before your procedure. Patients report this makes them quite comfortable.
Skinfuse® continues with a line-up of post-procedure skin care products that do two critical things. They provide essential nutrients to support your skin’s healing process. And they contain no ingredients that could slow the healing process.
No matter how busy your life, microneedling procedures fit easily into your schedule. The procedure itself takes just 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the condition being addressed and the size of the procedure area. There is virtually no downtime.
Because microneedling works gradually, you may need multiple sessions to achieve your desired results. Additional sessions are scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart, so again, they’re easy to slide into your calendar.