MICRONEEDLING WITH SKINPEN™
Also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), microneedling is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that is FDA approved for the treatment of aging and/or damaged skin. Microneedling produces microscopic channels in the dermis to stimulate the body’s natural wound healing mechanisms and stimulate the production of collagen, which allows for optimal skin cell renewal and produces a thickening of the skin by up to 80 percent, which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation (skin darkening).
Microneedling is ideally suited for patients who wish to revitalize and refresh the appearance of their skin but are not quite ready for harsh, ablative therapies, laser skin resurfacing, or cosmetic surgery. This gentle anti-aging therapy boosts collagen production to facilitate natural skin renewal while simultaneously resurfacing the skin to minimize the appearance of sun spots and other visible signs of facial aging. Although there are numerous microneedling products on the market, Dr. Motykie is pleased to offer microneedling treatments with the SkinPen™, as this particular product has a proven track record of consistently producing exceptional, long-lasting results.
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Benefits of Microneedling With SkinPen™
- In contrast to alternative skin resurfacing therapies, microneedling is a gentler treatment that is associated with minimal discomfort and is generally safe and effective on all skin types and tones.
- Microneedling treatments can address multiple skin concerns simultaneously (i.e. Acne and/or surgical scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, and wrinkles).
- Though principally used for facial rejuvenation, the SkinPen™ can be used nearly anywhere on the body, even the thighs or abdomen.
- Microneedling is a quick treatment that does not require any downtime or incisions, making it a convenient option for patients with busy schedules.
For the first 3-7 days after your microneedling treatment, your skin may feel tight, warm, or rough, and take on a reddish hue (similar to a mild sunburn). Most patients observe firmer, smoother skin and improvement in the appearance of scarring and skin discoloration after a series of 3-5 microneedling treatments spaced at 4 week intervals.
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