Microneedling is one of the safest and most effective ways to improve the appearance of your skin and rejuvenate the underlying tissue. As a part of our body’s natural aging process, our skin experiences a loss of collagen and elastin, which results in the formation of fine lines, creases, and wrinkles. Along with the natural aging process, the visible appearance of your skin can be altered by environmental factors or elements of your lifestyle such as exposure to the elements, uneven skin tones, stretch marks, or dark spots.
The SkinPen microneedling device use very fine, short needles that can be slowly rolled over the skin by a medical professional. When the needles pass over the skin, they gently poke through the surface; creating micro-tears that are invisible to the naked eye but help spur the natural rejuvenation process. Due to the short recovery time, minimal discomfort, and life-changing results, microneedling has quickly become one of the most popular skin treatments we offer.
Because microneedling is nonsurgical and minimally-invasive, most patients can return to their everyday activities right away. However, your skin may be a bit more sensitive to light and pink in color immediately following your treatment. If this is the case, remember that your skin is in the process of healing itself, so you should limit your exposure to direct sunlight or harsh chemicals such as some makeup and foundations. Within a day or two, your complexion will naturally even out, and you won’t even be able to tell you had the procedure done, except by the noticeable results!