About The Procedure:
SkinPen® Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that's designed to minimize the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars, and rejuvenate aging skin. It was awarded “Top Rated Treatment for Acne Scars” and “Top Skin Care Device” in the Aesthetic Everything® 2019 Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards.
The SkinPen® device stimulates the body's natural wound healing process by creating controlled micro-injuries. These micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors, leading to the remodeling of collagen and elastin. The benefits of SkinPen® Microneedling include:
- Reduction of the signs of aging, improving skin texture, fine lines, and wrinkles.
- Improvement in the appearance of acne scarring.
- Minimally invasive procedure performed in-office with manageable recovery time.
- Safe for all skin types, from light to dark.
- Effective on various body parts, including the face, neck, and décolletage.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does SkinPen® work?
SkinPen® creates hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis, stimulating the natural production of new collagen and elastin. The needles cycle at 100+ stamps per second, potentially creating 1600+ microchannels per second when moving the SkinPen®.
How is microneedling performed?
Microneedling is done using SkinPen®, a medical-grade, state-of-the-art microneedling tool available exclusively through medical professionals. The treatment usually takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the areas treated and the degree of treatment requested.
What areas of the skin can be treated?
SkinPen's® variable needle depth makes it safe and effective for many body parts, including the face, neck, and décolletage. Discuss your specific needs with your SkinPen® provider.
What can I expect during treatment?
Before the treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied. Most patients report feeling only a slight vibration during the procedure.
Is there downtime after microneedling?
Downtime varies, but most patients experience slight swelling and redness for two to four days, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. Some may return to normal skin in about 24 hours.
When will I see results?
Results appear gradually over several weeks as your skin's natural repair process progresses. The final outcome may take up to six months following your last session.
How many treatments are recommended?
The number of treatments depends on your goals and your skin's health. Most patients receive a series of three procedures spaced about four weeks apart.
Ready to experience the benefits of SkinPen® Microneedling? Book an appointment at Soma Sou Med Spa and begin your journey to healthier, rejuvenated skin!