SkinPen gives your skin the reset that it needs. SkinPen is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device. With little to no downtime, and is as little as three treatments, you can see a visible difference in your complexion, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and acne scars.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an innovative technology which uses hundreds of micro-needles to gently penetrate the skin, creating controlled micro-injuries which triggers the natural healing and regenerative process. This stimulates new cell growth and collagen which repairs the treated area with fresh new skin. Microneedling is a safe, highly successful way to fade scars, stretchmarks, wrinkles, and sun damage without downtime.
Micro-Needling prices are based per treatment area. Body treatments may comprise more than one area. Complimentary consultations are required prior to treatment.
Who is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
Most patients who are in overall good health but have skin concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, stretch marks, or scars are good candidates for microneedling. The treatment can be especially beneficial for those who have been unsuccessful in reaching their goal results using options like chemical peels but are not ready to pursue surgery. Microneedling is not suitable for patients who have certain dermatologic conditions, especially active infections. It is also not generally recommended for those who are prone to keloid scarring. During a consultation, our Med Spa team will review your health history and evaluate your skin to make sure that microneedling is a safe and suitable option for you.
What is the Microneedling Procedure Like?
Often, a numbing cream or topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area to ensure that the microneedling procedure is comfortable. Next, a pen-like tool containing many microneedling will be applied to the skin to create tiny pinpricks. These micro-injuries are so small that they are not generally visible following the procedure, and the treatment should not be painful. Typically, a microneedling session takes about 30 minutes to complete, though this varies depending on the size of the treatment area. Following your microneedling treatment, a soothing serum or other professional-quality skincare products may be applied to the skin. The channels created during microneedling treatment allow these products to reach deeper layers of the skin than they normally would, meaning they are more effective and nourishing.
Recovery and Results After Microneedling
Microneedling does not require downtime. However, you may notice some common side effects, particularly redness in the treatment area. This can last up to a few days after your treatment. Some slight swelling or irritation are also typical following a microneedling treatment. Your skin will be sensitive to sun exposure, so it is important to avoid direct exposure as much as possible and wear SPF as instructed.
Healing takes place quickly after microneedling, and new skin cells and collagen will be created. Within a few weeks after your treatment, you should notice smoother, healthier, and younger-looking skin. Multiple treatment sessions may be necessary to reach your ideal results, and you can receive maintenance treatment sessions over time to enjoy longer-lasting results.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about microneedling, schedule a consultation at our Tucson Med Spa. Call Maxwell Aesthetics at (520) 751-1225 or contact us online to schedule your first appointment.