SkinPen Micro-Needling can help patients who would like to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks as well as acne scars while minimizing pores. Using multiple microscopic needles to penetrate the surface layers of skin, dermapen creates very small wound patterns to break old collagen chains and trigger the healing process to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, scars and stretch marks.
SkinPen’s sterile, disposable needle tips are adjusted to cater to different areas of the face that require different penetration levels for best results. The vibrating hand piece encourages collagen production, allowing the body to begin healing immediately after the procedure, with visible results in up to 4 weeks.
SkinPen out performs previous microneedling technologies not only in results, but also in patient experience. The precision of the SkinPen minimizes the effect of the treatment on the tissues surrounding the treatment area much more than the original system. This procedure can also be used on all skin types, as well as any time of the year. When utilized for generalized resurfacing of the face, products such as topical growth factors and anti-aging serums are better absorbed in the skin for increased efficacy as an adjunct to treatment.
With SkinPen, the downtime is minimal to non-existent, depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment. Most patients will expect slight redness and swelling of the area treated that will usually subside in 1-2 days. Patients that have this procedure done need to avoid direct sunlight for two to three days, however can resume most activities the next day. Patients will need to schedule a test spot a week prior to the first full treatment.