Here at Hello Smooth we use the SkinPen for all of our microneedling treatments. SkinPen® Precision is the ONLY Class II, FDA Cleared Microneedling Device on the market. Using the SkinPen Microneedling device creates controlled micro-injuries that triggers your body's natural healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and healing factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin. SkinPen procedures are beneficial to assist in reducing the sign of aging, improving the appearance of stretch marks and/or acne scars, as well as rejuvenate aging skin.
Who is a candidate for SkinPen Micro Therapy?
SkinPen Micro Therapy can be used on all skin types and skin colors, and can address a wide range of problems, including acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, and any area where cell regeneration is desired.
What happens during the SkinPen Micro Therapy procedure?
A sterile and disposable cartridge containing 9 to 11 microneedles is attached to the tip of the SkinPen. A thin layer of topical serum is applied to the skin and the appropriate micro-channeling depth is selected for your skin, anywhere from .5mm for a light treatment up to 2.5mm for a more agressive treatment. In a gentle motion, the pen is glided across the target repair areas. At shorter needle depths, you will feel a tickling sensation. More aggressive treatments may require topical numbing cream.
How does SkinPen Micro Therapy work?
As the SkinPen is moved over the skin, it vertically penetrates the surface layers of your skin. Your skin reacts by initiating the healing process, which stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of collagen and elastin.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Most patients begin to see results in one day to a week after treatment, though each patient's healing time differs. Immediately after treatment, you may notice a pink appearance in the treatment area. In some cases minor pin-point bleeding depending on the depth of the needle penetration.
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Acne Scarring, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Scars, Stretch Marks, Wrinkles|
A series of treatments is typically recommended to achieve optimum results. However, improvement in skin texture and brightening may be noticeable after just one treatment. Three to four treatments may be required for treating mild wrinkles and fine lines, while the treatment of acne scars may require six to eight treatments.