The beauty business has been entirely transformed by the breakthrough skincare procedure known as SkinPen Microneedling. Fine needles are used in this minimally invasive process to make microscopic channels in the skin. The procedure starts a natural healing process that enhances skin texture, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, and gives the face a more radiant, young appearance.
In this complete guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about SkinPen Microneedling, including what it is, how it works, its benefits, the different treatments available, and what you can expect during and after your appointment.
What is SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen Microneedling is a type of collagen induction therapy that uses fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing process, which results in the synthesis of new collagen and elastin fibers. Collagen and elastin are the structural blocks of healthy, youthful-looking skin, and their production decreases as we age. SkinPen Microneedling can help to restore this balance, resulting in smoother, firmer, and more radiant skin.
How Does SkinPen Microneedling Work?
The SkinPen device uses a sterile cartridge containing very fine needles that penetrate the skin at a controlled depth. The needles create microscopic channels in the skin, which triggers the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. The new collagen and elastin fibers help to improve the skin’s texture and elasticity, resulting in smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.
The procedure takes approximately 30-60 minutes and can be performed on almost any skin part. A topical anesthetic is used in the treatment site to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
How Does Piercing The Skin With Needles Promote Healing?
Piercing the skin with needles is a practice that has been used for eras in various civilizations and for multiple reasons. Still, it has recently become popular for promoting skin healing and rejuvenation. This technique, known as microneedling, involves using fine, sterile needles to create micro-injuries in the skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing process.
The body responds to the micro-injuries by producing new collagen and elastin, two important proteins that provide structure and elasticity to the skin. This increased production of collagen and elastin can help to buff out fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin surface and tone, and give the skin a brighter, more youthful-looking glow.
In addition to promoting collagen and elastin production, microneedling can also help improve skincare products’ penetration and absorption. The micro-injuries created by the needles develop pathways in the skin that allow skincare products to penetrate more deeply, increasing their effectiveness.
It’s important to note that the needles used in microneedling should be sterile and disposable to minimize the risk of infection. The depth of the needle penetration should also be carefully controlled to ensure that the micro-injuries are deep enough to trigger the healing response but not so deep that they cause scarring.
Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling
There are many benefits of SkinPen Microneedling, including enhanced skin surface, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion. The treatment can also help to improve the appearance of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks.
In addition, SkinPen Microneedling has been shown to improve the penetration and effectiveness of topical skin care products, making it an excellent option for those looking to enhance their skincare routine.
What to Expect During and After Your SkinPen Microneedling Treatment
During your SkinPen Microneedling treatment, you can expect to feel a slight prickling or scratching sensation as the needles penetrate the skin. The sensation is generally well-tolerated, and most patients find the treatment comfortable. Using a topical anesthetic helps minimize any discomfort during the procedure.
After your treatment, you may encounter some redness and swelling, which should lessen within a few hours to a few days. You may also experience some mild peeling or flaking, which signifies that the treatment is working and that your skin is healing naturally.
Protect your skin from the sun and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 after your SkinPen Microneedling treatment. You should also avoid using any exfoliating products or scrubs for a few days after your treatment to allow your skin to heal fully.
Is SkinPen Microneedling Safe?
SkinPen Microneedling is a safe and effective skincare treatment that the FDA has approved for use on the face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, and back. The approach is minimally invasive and does not need incisions or stitches, making it a safe alternative to more invasive surgical facelifts.
Using a topical anesthetic helps minimize any discomfort during the procedure, and there is minimal downtime after the treatment, making it an excellent option for those with busy schedules.
Who Should Consider SkinPen Microneedling?
But, who is eligible for this procedure, and what are the guidelines for getting started?
SkinPen microneedling is suitable for all skin types, so whether you have fair or dark skin, you can benefit from this procedure. However, despite its versatility, specific age requirements must be met before you can undergo this treatment.
We recommend that patients be at least 15 years of age before the procedure. This is because the skin is still developing and changing until that age, and avoiding disrupting that natural process is essential. Additionally, those under 15 years of age may have skin too thin and delicate to withstand the microneedling procedure, which could result in injury or scarring. Consult your provider for more information.
Say goodbye to fine lines, wrinkles, and dull, uneven skin with SkinPen microneedling. This cutting-edge treatment uses fine needles to create micro-injuries in the skin, which initiates the body’s natural healing function and promotes collagen and elastin production. The result? Brighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.
Don’t let dull, aging skin hold you back any longer. Book your appointment with Gig Harbor Aesthetics for SkinPen microneedling today and experience the transformative benefits for yourself. Our licensed professionals will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that meets your unique skin needs and goals. So, what are you waiting for? Invest in yourself and your skin today!