Here’s our #BeautyBreakthrough of 2015: #SkinPen Microneedling!
SkinPen is a minimally invasive, in-office, skin rejuvenation procedure that improves fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and other conditions by stimulating your skin’s natural ability to repair itself.
Available only through skin care professionals, SkinPen is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art precision tool that works by creating a series of microscopic channels into the skin to stimulate production of new collagen and elastin. SkinPen helps your skin to look and feel healthier with little or no downtime!
SkinPen is extremely versatile and may be used on all parts of the body and all on skin types.
How SkinPen Microneedling Works
The SkinPen procedure temporarily creates hundreds of micro-channels which triggers Collagen Induction Therapy. Collagen Induction Therapy is the procedure by which the body’s natural response to healing is used to increase the amount of extracellular matrix such as collagen or elastin in the skin. SkinPen creates micro-channels that allow for leakage of blood, serum, and lymph in a controlled and temporary manner. These “injuries” are enough to initiate the wound-healing cascade. Read more about the science behind microneedling here.
While multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal microneedling results, noticeable changes may be seen one week following a microneedling session and helps to improve improve the body’s healing process to promote the production of healthy new cells and extracellular substances (e.g., collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid).
Patients with uneven skin-tone and fine lines may see SkinPen results after just one procedure, while those looking to soften the appearance of acne scarring may require several procedures. For more information contact Dr. Lu-Jean Feng in our Cleveland office.