The SkinPen is the first microneedling device that’s been cleared by the FDA. It’s a safe, clinically proven treatment to help your skin look fresh and young again. Available at your local Princeton, NJ med spa, it’s a great option if you want a total skin makeover. But how exactly does it work?
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a procedure that involves a small handheld device being run over your skin. Due to the process, you may feel a slight pricking feeling on your skin. This process is used to bring volume back into the skin, reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles, and smoothing the skin overall. As we age, our skin loses collagen. This is why our skin loosens and wrinkles as we get older
The SkinPen creates tiny, controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This prompts the body’s process to heal wounds, giving the opportunity to minimize the appearance of scar tissue. Since this is a controlled process, cellular damage is minimal and the structure of your skin remains intact.
The process works like this. First, the pricks in the skin stimulate your body to increase the flow of blood and start creating new tissue in that area. Second, the wound starts getting rebuilt with new cell tissue and blood vessel networks. Last, instead of a wound, you have the renewed natural production of skin tissue and blood vessels.
What Can the SkinPen Treat?
The SkinPen is recommended to treat things like acne scars and other scars, lines and wrinkles on the face, and stretch marks. It can also be used to minimize the natural effects of aging, like saggier skin. It brings volume back, so it’s overall a good option for a smoother skin tone.
The SkinPen is also successful on all skin tones, no matter the shade. Dr. Guarino will space out the treatments depending on your skin tone and the issue you’re trying to fix. After treatment, you might have tightness, redness, and tenderness in the face, but that will go away on its own. You should receive a special gel for aftercare to minimize drying out the face after the procedure.
SkinPen Treatment at DermaCosmedica
We’re proud to offer the most advanced microneedling treatment available, as well as the only FDA-approved one. If you come in before the end of 2019, we’re running a special price on a full SkinPen package to give you the full-face makeover you’re looking for. Consisting of four treatments, the SkinPen can smooth out your skin and take care of those pesky scars you might have from acne or chickenpox.
Ready to get started with SkinPen? Call us today or schedule an appointment online!