WHAT IS SKINPEN MICRONEEDLING?
SkinPen® Microneedling, or a collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps minimize fine line and wrinkles, improve the appearance of acne scars and rejuvenate aging skin.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SKINPEN MICRONEEDLING?
SkinPen microneedling is generally a safe and effective procedure that can improve acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues. At our clinic, Olga Nazarov, PA-C performs the treatments on most areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, abdomen and buttocks.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR SKINPEN MICRONEEDLING?
Because it is minimally invasive treatment, most people are candidates for SkinPen Microneedling. It can be used on all skin types and tones, including darker skin that’s more susceptible to hyperpigmentation. Typically 3-4 treatments are required for best results and up to 6 treatments for more severe scarring and stretch marks.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A SKINPEN TREATMENT?
The SkinPen procedure typically takes 30 minutes to an hour. The process begins with a detailed consultation in which we will design the treatment plan specific to you. For optimal comfort, we will use a topical numbing cream to ensure a well-tolerated procedure. Once the numbing cream has taken effect, the area will be treated using a SkinPen microneedling device. Most people report feeling just the slight vibration of SkinPen during the procedure.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME AFTER MICRONEEDLING?
The total healing time depends on each individual. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness similar to a mild to moderate sunburn for two to four days following the micro-needling procedure. Some people may heal completely in 24 hours.
HOW MANY SKINPEN TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
Most patients complete a series of three to six SkinPen procedures spaced about four weeks apart. Olga Nazarov, PA-C will determine the number of SkinPen treatments specific to you. However, while multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results, you may see noticeable improvements just one week following the procedure. Your skin will gradually improve as your body’s healing process promotes collagen remodeling.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS OF MICRONEEDLING LAST?
You will continue to see improvement in your skin for 3-6 months after treatment as new collagen grows giving your skin a more youthful healthy appearance. To maintain your results, continue a SkinPen treatment every 4-6 months once you have reached your desired result.