Top SkinPen Microneedling Benefits
SkinPen Microneedling is a professional microneedling system which contains ultrafine needles used to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This is typically used to reduce visible signs of aging such as fine lines or other skin imperfections such as scarring, as the treatment stimulates the skin’s natural healing process.
In El Campo, TX, patients can choose Dr. Melissa Erwin for professional SkinPen microneedling treatments. Here are the top benefits of SkinPen treatments.
SkinPen is Minimally Invasive
One of the primary benefits of SkinPen treatment is that the process requires no incisions to complete. Prior to your SkinPen microneedling procedure, the treatment area will be numbed using a topical cream. The SkinPen will then be used to carefully and precisely stamp the microneedles into the intended area. Typically, your provider will pass over the entire treatment area two to three times.
SkinPen Generates New Collagen
SkinPen is effective in reducing signs of aging because it stimulates the production of new collagen in the skin. This is because SkinPen microneedling triggers the body’s natural healing process, which results in increased collagen. As we age, the skin naturally produces less collagen, beginning as early as the twenties. Collagen offers a firmer and more elastic texture to the skin, smoothing fine lines and resolving sagging or a crepey texture. Similarly, collagen production can be beneficial in reducing scarring (ESPECIALLY acne scarring) or other irregularities in the skin’s texture.
SkinPen is All-Natural
Unlike options such as injectables, SkinPen does not introduce any artificial or foreign substances to the body. This reduces the chance of allergic or other harmful reactions. It also means that results are natural-looking and subtle while still addressing the concerns you might have about your skin’s appearance. Topical products can be applied after SkinPen treatment to enhance your results, as the new micro-channels allow them to reach deeper layers of the skin. However, this is not necessary, and many patients are happy with the results of their SkinPen treatment alone.
SkinPen Requires No Downtime
No downtime is required after Skinpen microneedling. However, you will likely notice side effects such as redness, slight swelling, or sensitivity in the area. These side effects should last no longer than 3-5 days. There are no restrictions on your activities after the SkinPen procedure. Dr. Erwin may instruct you to avoid direct sun exposure or apply SPF to the area to avoid complications such as discoloration or scarring. Patients typically see SkinPen results within a few weeks, and these results continue to improve as new collagen is developed. Most patients will require multiple treatments to reach their goal results, with SkinPen treatments scheduled every 4-6 weeks. During a consultation, Dr. Erwin and her staff will help you determine your best treatment plan options.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have questions about SkinPen microneedling, schedule an appointment at Dr. Erwin’s office in El Campo, TX. As a skilled dermatologist, she and her staff will assess your needs and help determine your best option. Call our office at (979) 612-2761 or contact us online.