No matter how well you take care of your skin, the natural aging process, environmental elements, genetics, and other factors will still have a detrimental effect on its appearance. Acne scars, stretch marks, dryness, and dullness are just a few of our patients’ most common complaints, with even the best skin care products offering only minimal results. However, today’s advanced technology and innovation have opened the door to a highly effective, non-invasive treatment option that produces incredible results with next to no downtime.
SkinPen, a micro skin treatment, involves a microneedling device that creates a series of hundreds of vertical microscopic channels into the top layer of skin, also known as the dermis, in order to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen – allowing you to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to repair itself. Often referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), this microneedling technique products the bright, glowing skin of your youth, taking advantage of your body’s natural processes.
The SkinPen itself is a small, handheld device operated by a trained professional. The pen-shaped applicator holds a set of incredibly small needles, which are able to be adjusted to precise depths between .25 and 2.5mm. This makes it possible to customize the treatment to the patient’s specific needs, producing consistently excellent results when compared to a traditional dermal roller.
By increasing the production of elastin and collagen, the SkinPen supports your body in the development of strong, healthy skin, including the development of new blood vessels. The end result is skin that is tighter, smoother, and more lifted, while scars, dark spots, and fine lines are reduced, enhancing your natural appearance and providing a surgery-free “refresher.” The treatment can be performed on all body parts, including the face, arms, neck, décolletage, hands, back, abdomen, and legs.
The SkinPen is a quick, non-invasive procedure that offers a wide array of benefits to aesthetic skin care patients. It’s widely applicable as a method for resolving a variety of patient concerns, producing impressive results in patients of all ages and skin types.
After undergoing the SkinPen treatment, many of our patients report the following:
From start to finish, the SkinPen treatment typically takes between 30 minutes and an hour. This makes it an excellent option for patients looking for a quick, simple treatment with noticeable results. First, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the area of skin to be treated, minimizing any potential discomfort. Then, the SkinPen will be applied across the targeted skin area, gently penetrating the skin at the predetermined depth best suited to your specific needs.
Once the skin’s natural barrier has been properly bypassed, a customized blend of topical creams will be used to provide hydration and nourishment to the tissues deep layers. This personally-tailored topical ointment will help produce optimal results, which you can expect to see in one to two weeks post-treatment.
Because the SkinPen is a highly versatile, customizable treatment, it’s an excellent option for almost any aesthetic skin care patient interested in boosting the natural appearance and glow of their skin. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical option that’s safe and effective for nearly all skin types, making it a widely effective procedure for any patient.
When undergoing treatment to resolve uneven tone/texture and fine lines, 1-3 sessions, spaced 4 weeks apart, is recommended. When undergoing treatment to resolve acne scarring and deep lines/wrinkles, 4-6 sessions, spaced 4 weeks apart, is recommended.
Contact Dr. Micahel J. Streitmann‘s office today to schedule your one-on-one consultation, where our friendly team can answer all your questions and provide more information about the SkinPen treatment.