Experience the Benefits of SkinPen Precision Microneedling at ForeverYoung MedSpa Health & Wellness
Aging, sun damage and acne scars can cause the skin on our face to look old and tired. Makeup cannot cover up every imperfection and every day the damage gets worse. Our Medical professionals offer an effective and robust treatment for repairing and rejuvenating aging skin and scars.
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, our patients can improve their appearance for six months after their last treatment – and step out with confidence. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that can repair and rejuvenate the skin and give you back that youthful glow you’ve been missing. It is possible for everyone to benefit from microneedling, as this procedure is safe for all skin types, light to dark. If you are interested in receiving a microneedling treatment or would like more information, please contact ForeverYoung MedSpa today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We would love to talk with you about this procedure and help you on your way toward rejuvenated, younger-looking, glowing skin.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is relatively new and can be used for a variety of treatments, including rejuvenating the skin and minimizing the appearance of scars. Microneedling, as the name suggests, utilizes micro needles to puncture the skin at a superficial level. The punctures are small enough and shallow enough that they do not damage the skin, they simply kickstart the skin’s natural collagen production.
Collagen is the main structural protein found in our skin, and as we age our bodies produce less and less collagen. This results in decreased elasticity and makes it hard for our skin to bounce back from injury, which causes scarring. Microneedling forces the body to produce collagen, so elasticity is increased and the skin begins to heal itself, which reduces scars. This is why microneedling is sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy. We use the most advance microneedling technology available in the market place. SkinPen by Bellus Medical is synonymous with the trademark of excellence.
Microneedling can be used on the face to treat:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Fine lines
- Enlarged pores
In addition to treating these imperfections, microneedling aid in the absorption of skincare products.
Which other Areas of the Body can be treated with Microneedling?
Microneedling isn’t exclusive to just the face area. The treatment can be done anywhere the skin on the body needs to be thickened, particularly those that have stretch marks, like the legs, chest, or butt, and 4 to 6 sessions on average usually do the trick.
How often can I get Microneedling done?
Depends on the severity of the issue. “If your skin is generally fine and you take care of it, you can microneedle every 3 to 6 months, but someone with dramatic acne scarring should plan to do one session per month for 4 to 6 months. After that, you can come in once a year for a touch-up whenever you feel like you need to give your skin a reboot.
BEFORE & AFTER
Does Microneedling Have Side Effects?
After a microneedling treatment, you may experience slight redness and swelling, but these subside fairly quickly. Since microneedling helps to produce collagen in the skin, final results may not appear immediately and may also require more than one treatment to be fully effective.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
If you are looking for a minimally invasive procedure that will produce glowing, youthful skin, microneedling may be right for you! There are a few conditions that would keep someone from qualifying for microneedling, including active acne. Call our office today to schedule a consultation! Our team of trained medical professionals will be happy to discuss your options with you as well as provide additional information.
Frequently Asked Questions about Microneedling
Microneedling is a non-invasive, comfortable treatment that utilizes a pen-like device containing small needle tips. The pen is moved across the face, and the needles gently pierce the skin causing minor trauma redness (erythema). Microneedling is beneficial for anyone who has any form of scarring including acne, burns, surgical, and stretch marks. It is also a great treatment for aging skin. By causing minor “controlled damage”, the skin is stimulated to “heal” and create fresh, new, healthy collagen.
It is performed on an outpatient basis. A session typically begins with the aesthetician cleansing the face, prior to the application of the pen. The pen is then moved over the surface of the skin. The treatment may also include the application of either peptides, growth factors, or platelet rich plasma to intensify the results. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is created by taking a small sample of your blood and removing the red and white cells, leaving only a source of growth factors that act as stem cells for your skin to create even more collagen and elastin.
All skin can be treated with this procedure.
Most patients feel only minor discomfort during the procedure and a tingling, warm sensation after it is completed. A topical anesthetic is used prior to performing the procedure to minimize any discomfort during the treatment.
You will leave the office with a slightly pink face that may last 24-48 hours. Occasionally there is a small amount of flaking 2-3 days later, depending on how much prior underlying skin damage the patient has.
Ideally, you’d want to avoid putting on makeup for the rest of the day, but if you have prior commitments, it’s totally safe to wear later in the night. We advise people not to use retinol or anything too active for a few days.
Most people report a sensation of softer smoother skin within several days, but full results will take several weeks.
The general rule for treatment results is “the more downtime, the fewer the treatments”. Microneedling is a gentle procedure that should be performed monthly. We recommend a series of 4-6 treatments, but if combined with PRP, this can be decreased in half.
Anyone taking any medications that interfere with their immune system will not get the same results. Examples include Humira.
Results will be noticeable immediately, however to really transform the skin we recommend treatments every 4 weeks until your goal is reached, and then once every 8-12 weeks for maintenance. Schedule a skin consultation to learn if microneedling is right for you.