Softening the signs of aging and improving the complexion and clarity of the skin is something we all strive for as we get older. As the aging process begins, the skin starts to show its effects. Lines and wrinkles become more prominent, skin begins to sag, and pigmentation differences are more obvious. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure designed to trigger the body’s natural healing capabilities to restore and rejuvenate your skin. Tiny needles are used to puncture the surface of the skin, increasing collagen and elastin production. These proteins are vital to the structure and health of your skin, and their production naturally declines as we age. We at Colorado Skin & Vein now offer microneedling with the only FDA-approved pen on the market, SkinPen®, which is a state-of-the-art medical device poised to restore your face to its natural beauty.
Who Can Benefit From SkinPen®?
If you’re looking to get rid of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation differences, or other unsightly skin blemishes, the SkinPen® is an effective tool to do so in a minimally invasive, safe way. Candidates for the procedure include anyone who is looking to rejuvenate their skin. One great benefit of the SkinPen® technology is that it will work for any skin type or skin tone. As with any procedure, your consultation with Dr. Verebelyi’s nurse practitioner or esthetician will determine if you’re a candidate for microneedling with SkinPen®.
The SkinPen® is moved across the treatment site at a speed of 100 stamps per second, potentially creating 1600+ microchannels on your skin. This creation of microchannels stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin, making your skin look and feel healthier. Where SkinPen® differs from other microneedling treatments is its unique technology that allows us to reach places that other similar devices are unable to. It uses a vertical needle delivery with variable needle depth, making it an appropriate procedure for multiple areas of the body with varying skin thicknesses.
The procedure typically takes approximately 30 minutes, though this differs depending on the size of the treatment site and the condition being treated. Most patients require three treatments, each spaced four weeks apart. The total number of procedures needed will be determined during your consultation.
A numbing cream applied to the skin prior to the procedure makes the treatment relatively painless. After the procedure, you can expect little to no downtime and can resume your normal daily activities immediately. You may experience a sunburn-like feeling for a few days afterward.
You will likely notice some differences in your skin immediately after the procedure. But, as SkinPen® stimulates the production of your own skin’s healing properties, your results will gradually be noticed as your skin works to heal itself. Your skin will continue to soften and increase collagen for up to six months, depending on the health of your skin and the severity of the condition being treated. Schedule a consultation with Colorado Skin & Vein today!