At any age, patients may notice irregular texture or pigmentation of the skin. This may be due to common concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, sagging or drooping skin, acne scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, and more. SkinPen Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, is a great non-surgical option for these skin concerns. In Miami, Florida, patients can learn more about the benefits of SkinPen Microneedling through a consultation at Glamour Medical Aesthetics.
One of the primary benefits of SkinPen Microneedling is that the procedure is minimally invasive. This means that patients can enjoy the results of this procedure without pain, significant side effects, or downtime. SkinPen works using tiny needles which create micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating the natural healing process and new collagen production. Through these micro-injuries, topical products may also more thoroughly absorb into the skin, reaching deeper layers to increase their effectiveness. The SkinPen treatment can be completed in as little as 30 minutes, making it a great “lunchtime” procedure option.
After SkinPen treatment, you may notice rough texture, redness, slight swelling, and some sensitivity as the skin heals. However, these side effects are minimal and do not restrict your activities after the treatment. Olga Nazarov, PA-C, will give you aftercare instructions to maintain the best results as your skin heals.
Not all cosmetic procedures are appropriate for all skin types. For example, most laser and light procedures are only suitable for those with light skin tones. SkinPen, however, can be a good option for any skin type or tone, posing no risk of hyperpigmentation or damage for those with medium to dark skin tones. SkinPen is beneficial for a range of treatment areas, including the face, neck, decolletage, hands, buttocks, knees, elbows, and abdomen. SkinPen can be used anywhere on the body as increased collagen will improve skin quality in virtually any area.
Despite being generally safe for all skin types, there are a few concerns that may complicate SkinPen results. For example, those who are prone to keloid scarring or who have active skin infections are typically advised to choose other treatments. This is why a thorough consultation with a professional like those at Glamour Medical Aesthetics is important to achieving your best possible results and avoiding unnecessary complications.
SkinPen Microneedling is intended to improve collagen and elastin production, which softens fine lines and wrinkles. Beginning as early as the mid-twenties, collagen production naturally slows. This results in skin laxity, wrinkles, and fine lines over time. By stimulating the natural healing process, SkinPen Microneedling creates firmer skin with a more youthful look and fewer wrinkles or lines.
In addition to reducing signs of aging, SkinPen Microneedling can be a great option for texture issues that may appear at any age. This includes acne scarring, which can be an unwanted reminder of previous struggles with acne, or surgical scars. By increasing healthy, new skin cell growth, SkinPen Microneedling reduces visible acne or post-surgical scars in as little as a few treatments.
Enlarged pores are a common issue. SkinPen Microneedling reduces the appearance of enlarged pores for a smoother and healthier appearance. As new collagen develops, the skin will naturally appear tighter and smoother, making pores less noticeable and smaller in appearance. This is just another example of SkinPen Microneedling improving the skin’s overall texture.
SkinPen is a versatile treatment option which pairs well with other procedures. As desired, platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be applied to the skin after a SkinPen treatment. This is commonly known as a “vampire facial.” Topical Vitamins, exosomes, and bio stimulators (Sculptra) are also beneficial in combination with SkinPen treatment. These topical treatments are more effective after SkinPen, as the micro-channels created during the treatment allow products to reach deeper layers of the skin. Finally, SkinPen can be paired with Botox to enhance the anti-aging effects and rejuvenate the skin.
To learn more about SkinPen Microneedling alone or in combination with other treatments, schedule a consultation with Olga Nazarov, PA-C at Glamour Medical Aesthetics. Call our Miami, FL office at (786) 751-7990 or contact us online to set up your first appointment.