We all want to look our best, and that starts with a youthful facial appearance. But acne scars and visible signs of aging on your face and neck can steal your confidence. SkinPen microneedling can restore smoother, younger-looking skin and the confidence that comes along with it.
SkinPen is a small, hand-held device that can deliver big anti-aging and scar reduction results. It was the first FDA-approved device of its kind, repeatedly proven very effective in clinical trials thanks to its precision and individual customization. An impressive 90% of patients say they would recommend SkinPen to their family and friends.
What can SkinPen do for you?
There are many things you can and should do at home to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Microneedling is not one of them. Yes, there are over-the-counter needling devices available, but their design and quality don’t match professional-grade technology. And any time you prick your skin, there is a risk of infection or other complications.
SkinPen is a medical device intended for use by trained professionals. At Reveal Aesthetic, our aestheticians have the training and skill to protect your health and safety while ensuring you get the best possible skin rejuvenation results.
SkinPen microneedling is safe to use, even on delicate skin. It can improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines to moderately severe wrinkles on the face and neck
- Mildly loose or crepey skin
- Facial acne scars
The science behind SkinPen
Rather than simply resurfacing the skin, SkinPen goes beneath the surface to stimulate the natural production of the building blocks required to grow new, healthy skin. The treatment does not use heat or chemicals, just tiny surgical steel needles.
When the needles penetrate the skin, they create microscopic wounds, or channels. That activates the body’s normal immune response, increasing blood flow that delivers growth factors to the site to start the healing process. Renewed circulation, collagen, and elastin work together form new skin. It’s healthier and smoother, producing a more youthful appearance.
Needle depth is adjustable, so the treatment can be personally tailored to the type and severity of each patient’s concerns. We can treat multiple areas and issues with great precision during a single session.
Who is a good candidate?
Men and women who want to significantly reduce visible lines, wrinkles, and uneven tone and texture that result from acne can all benefit from SkinPen microneedling. The treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and colors.
What to expect during treatment
Depending on the size of the area, SkinPen microneedling takes about a half hour. We will gently cleanse your skin and apply a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. We will then apply a hydrogel product that enables the device to move smoothly over your skin. You will feel a mild prickling sensation.
Patients often see some results after just one treatment. However, because improvement is gradual, most patients achieve the best results with a series of treatments (typically 3-4) spaced about a month apart.
What results can I expect?
The natural healing process will begin right away, and as fresh, new skin gradually replaces old, damaged skin and/or scar tissue, your skin will look smoother and firmer. Most patients note a visible improvement within a month after their first treatment, and skin will look progressively more rejuvenated after successive treatments.
Little to no downtime
SkinPen microneedling fits conveniently into busy lifestyles. Immediately after treatment, you may experience some inflammation or redness that will go away within 1-3 days. So, depending on your preference, you can return to your daily routine or treat yourself to a day off.