Stimulate Collagen Growth
Turn back the hands of time with the Skin Pen II! This microneedling procedure is the newest treatment available, targeted at providing patients with a non-surgical option for achieving the youthful skin they desire.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to create multiple microscopic injuries in the epidermis and dermis over a 60 minute treatment session. The injuries trigger the production of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of smoother, healthier looking skin.
Healthy skin cells then work to rejuvenate skin from inside out, resulting in a more evenly toned, tighter and more radiant skin.
What Does the SkinPen treat?
Microneedling is ideal for treatment of fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, as well as improving the skin’s overall appearance giving it a healthy-looking glow! Patients usually require multiple treatments for optimal results.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
The SkinPen microneedling treatment is beneficial and safe for most patients. This treatment is minimally invasive and does not cause wounding or hyper-pigmentation of the skin. Unlike other cosmetic skin treatments, age or skin tone is not a concern. A better question is who is not a good candidate for this treatment. You might NOT be ideal for this procedure if you:
- Have and active acne outbreak
- Suffer from diabetes
- Take blood thinning medication
- Have active HSV outbreaks
- Are pregnant or nursing
If you are still unsure if this procedure is right for you, be sure to ask Dr. Donna Krummen during your consultation.
Benefits of Collagen Induction Therapy
There are many benefits of micro-needling due to it’s non-invasive nature. Benefits of microneedling include:
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improving the appearance of acne scars
- Reducing the signs of aging
- Improving skin imperfections such as stretch marks or age spots
- No recovery time
- No major side-effects
While micro-needling is not a permanent solution, it is a great option for people who are looking to improve their appearance.
The effects of the SkinPen treatment are not permanent. While the treatment stimulates the production of collagen for natural skin healing, the effects of aging will still take place. For the best results, patients get return for follow ups every four to six weeks. Results of this treatment are not immediate, and often take two to four weeks to become noticeable.
Risks of Microneedling
The SkinPen microneedling treatment is a non-invasive, low-risk procedure. However, low-risk does not translate to no-risk. Potential side effects of microneedling include: