Whether it’s blemishes, scarring, or fines lines and wrinkles, we all have concerns about the appearance of our skin, and since we live in a world where an Instagram-worthy glow is a top-tier goal, it’s understandable that we’re all chasing the promise of perfect skin. Of course, there are some problems that at-home remedies and drugstore brands won’t be able to fix. At Beautique in Knoxville, TN, we’re confident that treatments with SkinPen Microneedling can help you achieve your perfect skin goals.
What Is SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen is an innovative new approach to traditional microneedling treatments. This unique handheld design upgrades from the derma rollers that have been used at home and in the past; held just like a pen, this device can be used to target specific areas of your skin for controlled collagen induction.
One of the reasons this treatment is superior is the fact that the tips of the device are always sterile since they are disposable, meaning each patient gets brand-new microneedles for each treatment.
What Can SkinPen Microneedling Treat?
All microneedling treatments are diverse enough to address both superficial skin concerns and skin concerns rooted in problematic skin structure, such as wrinkles and scarring. Because SkinPen can be used on the face, neck, and upper chest, many patients with complex skin issues find it to be a more productive cosmetic treatment.
Some of the issues this treatment can address includes:
- Enlarged pores
- Active acne
- Acne scarring
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Dark spots
- Injury scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin texture
- Uneven skin tone
- Mild skin laxity
The key to this treatment’s versatility is the fact that it induces the production of collagen, which addresses skin structure issues, while also encouraging a quicker turnover of new skin cells, which corrects superficial skin concerns. Combined, this dual-action approach enables this treatment to address multiple skin concerns at one time.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Your microneedling treatments will be short “lunchtime” appointments that will take about 30 minutes to complete, depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. For your comfort, your treatment appointments may first begin with the application of topical numbing cream. For most patients, this treatment is tolerable.
In action, your treatment will consist of three phases that will help improve the tone, texture, and quality of your skin. These phases include:
Phase One: Inflammation
The penetration of the sterile needle tips into the surface and sub-dermal layers of your skin causes inflammation and kickstarts your body’s immune and regenerative response.
Your body will automatically disinfect the micro-wounds caused by the treatment device, improve blood flow to the surface of your skin, and start to shed old tissue in favor of new tissue.
Phase Two: Proliferation
This phase refers to the portion of healing during which your body begins to generate new tissues. In addition to a new network of healthy blood vessels and cells, your body will begin to produce more collagen, elastin, and fibrin to visibly improve your skin.
Phase Three: Remodeling
The remodeling phase occurs as your body continues to produce higher levels of skin-supporting proteins. When the levels of collagen and elastin increase within the sub-dermal layers of your skin, you will be able to benefit from the renewed structure and texture of your skin.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
The number of treatments required for your desired results will depend on what issues are being treated. For example, superficial skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation and shallow acne scarring, may be improved in as little as three treatment appointments.
Deeper atrophic acne scarring, wrinkles, and skin laxity may require six or more treatments. Each of your treatments will be spaced at least 4 weeks apart.
How Soon Can You See Results and How Long Do Results Last?
Most patients see an immediate improvement to the tone and texture of their skin, particularly those who are being treated for scarring. However, these initial results are usually caused by the first phase of inflammation and will diminish over the next few days following your treatment.
Your true results will be visible after at least three months of consistent treatments, and most patients can enjoy the final results within six months.
How Frequently Should You Have Maintenence Treatments?
Depending on your skin concerns, you may require some maintenance treatments. For some patients, it’s a good idea to have touch-up appointments once or twice a year to maintain the desired results, particularly for patients who are treating age-related concerns. We will help you identify the best frequency for your maintenance treatments.
What Should You Do After Your SkinPen Microneedling Treatment?
After treatment, many patients should expect the skin to feel “tight” or dry, usually within two to four days following your appointment. Since your skin is healing from the inside, it’s important you do what you can to protect your skin.
For that reason, avoiding direct sunlight exposure, using adequate sunscreen protection of at least SPF 30 or greater, and applying moisturizer regularly will ensure your desired results.
Who Are Good Candidates?
The majority of adults over the age of 22 are good candidates for this treatment. SkinPen does not involve the use of any chemicals, so there is no risk of an allergic reaction.
Additionally, this treatment is appropriate for all skin types and skin tones, as there is a very low risk of any unintended results. As always, your consultation will allow us to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this treatment.
Perfect Your Skin With SkinPen Microneedling Treatments
Microneedling treatments are popular for their high level of versatility and compatibility. If your goal is to perfect the appearance and texture of your skin, then SkinPen Microneedling treatments are likely a good fit for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.