How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling has been around for years, but the technology of the SkinPen® is much more advanced. Ensuring that microneedling devices are FDA-clearance is important, because this proves SkinPen® has achieved laboratory grade sterility with single-use cartridges. This virtually eliminates the risks of needle damage or cross contamination. Patient safety is our top priority at Colorado Skin & Vein, and we can ensure that satisfaction with SkinPen®.
The device’s 14 stainless steel medical-grade needles create 1,600+ micro-channels in the skin to stimulate your skin’s healing response and promote collagen fiber production. With customizable depths, SkinPen® can treat areas where other microneedling devices can’t penetrate safely. Microneedling with SkinPen® is also safe for all skin types on the Fitzpatrick classification scale.
The tiny micro-channels produced by the SkinPen® make applying nourishing serums or Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) growth factors far more effective, because it allows the nutrients to penetrate deeper into the skin. With PRP, the growth factors recruit stem cells to flock to the treatment area where they copy cell DNA. This is much needed for rapid healing and enhanced treatment results. PRP has the ability to fade the appearance of hyperpigmentation, age spots, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and sun damage.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
Microneedling treats a variety of skin concerns, such as pigmentation issues, acne scars, textural irregularities, uneven tone, fine lines and wrinkles, and sun damage. Ensuring that there is no active infection or acne in the treatment area is important to reduce the risk of spreading. Also, patients who have certain blood disorders must avoid this treatment overall. All in all, microneedling is an available treatment for all patients looking to rejuvenate their complexion with minimal downtime.