Get Your Most Beautiful Skin Yet with Microneedling
Our skin changes over time, but many of those changes are not welcome. Sun damage, acne, pregnancy, surgery, or accidents can leave scars, wrinkles, stretch marks or other blemishes that we’d rather not keep around.
If you are bothered by some aspect of your skin’s appearance, there’s no need to put up with it. The SkinPen can help reduce or even eliminate certain skin flaws by kickstarting your body’s own skin regeneration process.
Key Advantages of the SkinPen:
- 100% natural, with no chemicals, harsh abrasives, or heat
- Safe for all skin types and ethnicities
- Excellent for treating face, hands and other parts of the body.
- Cost-effective treatment for a variety of skin flaws, from fine lines to acne scars
- Quick, no-downtime procedure with a more rapid recovery than laser treatments
What can the SkinPen help improve?
One of the things we like most about the SkinPen is its versatility. It can be used safely nearly anywhere on the body and for almost any skin type. While fine lines and discoloration are common problems we can treat with the SkinPen, there is so much more we can do:
- Rejuvenate the hands
- Diminish the appearance of stretch marks
- Smooth age-related wrinkles
- Improve tone and appearance of the neck and décolletage
- Reduce the appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
How does SkinPen microneedling compare to other resurfacing treatments?
Unlike other skin resurfacing treatments that work by removing damaged skin cells, the SkinPen encourages your skin to heal itself by making a series of microscopic openings in the skin. While harmless, your skin interprets these tiny punctures as injuries and activates the natural process of collagen production. The result is a renewed layer of skin that is smoother, healthier, and unblemished.
What can I expect during a Skin Pen treatment?
Your SkinPen treatment takes place in our office, during a 30 minute to 1 hour appointment. Our aesthetician may apply a topical anesthetic to help keep you comfortable, although most patients do not find SkinPen treatment painful, reporting a mild, buzzing sensation. The SkinPen will be applied to the skin, running over the treatment area. Next, our aesthetician will apply the SkinPen RESCUE Calming Complex gel, which is specially formulated to soothe, protect and support skin healing.
After treatment, you can resume most normal activities, while keeping the area out of the sun. Redness and minor irritation, similar to a mild sunburn, are common after-effects, which typically subside in 2 or 3 days following treatment. Depending on your needs, our aesthetician may recommend a customized at-home skincare routine to help promote optimal results.
When will I see results?
Results after SkinPen treatment depend on your age, skin condition, lifestyle, and other factors. Patients often experience noticeable results about 1 or 2 weeks after their procedures. Improvements continue over the following weeks and as you continue your treatment series. In general, we recommend a 3-treatment series initially, with elective follow-up SkinPen treatments every 3 or 4 months to help maintain your results. SkinPen results will typically appear more quickly when treating fine lines and discoloration, and a greater number of treatments are required for optimal results with scar treatment.
Get more information on SkinPen treatments at Kirby Plastic Surgery
Would you like to know more about how the SkinPen might help you get the skin you want? Please contact our office for a personal consultation. Dr. Kirby and our experienced aesthetic staff will help you figure out what treatments will be optimal for your needs.