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Why SkinPen is the Best Microneedling Device

Why SkinPen is the Best Microneedling Device

How Microneedling Can Help You Acheive Great Skin – and Why SkinPen is Our Favourite Approach

When it comes to treating a variety of skin concerns, microneedling is all the rage. The process eliminates skin issues by pricking the skin with tiny needles, which then stimulates your skin’s natural healing process and generates new collagen, leaving behind a more youthful, refreshed complexion.

One microneedling treatment in particular is yielding incredible results. We’re talking about SkinPen, of course. Read below to learn more about the SkinPen treatment. We’ll explain the benefits of this approach compared to other microneedling treatments, and we’ll answer your top questions.

What Is SkinPen?

The SkinPen is a device that is used on your skin during a microneedling treatment. This high-tech device uses a modern approach to a well-known skincare therapy method. It leaves your skin looking fresh and healthy by stimulating your skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin.

What it Treats and What Results To Expect

SkinPen microneedling can treat a ton of skin issues and conditions, which include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun damage and spots
  • Tired or aged skin
  • Surgical scars

The specific results will depend on individual factors, but most patients usually experience results they never expected would be possible.

How Does It Work?

SkinPen uses very small needles, but trust us: it’s not scary or painful like it sounds.

The technology creates small temporary ‘micro-channels’ in your skin. Through these, the SkinPen can work to encourage new collagen and elastic fibres in your skin. You already have some of these in your skin, though they often lose their effectiveness over time. These are important to protect your skin’s health and appearance.

What are the Benefits Compared to Similar Treatments?

There are a few microneedling treatments on the market, but SkinPen is the best of the best. SkinPen is the most versatile and comfortable option, showing powerful results on all skin types. Plus, SkinPen is a leader among microneedling treatments – it was the first of its kind to be cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

What to Expect During and After Treatment

Treatment usually takes between 45 minutes and an hour per session. The SkinPen isn’t particularly painful, though patients with sensitivities may choose to use a numbing cream.

After your session, your skin might appear red or puffy for a day or so – this is normal. Your skin may also feel dry for a few days as it adjusts to the treatment. After about a week, you will notice your skin’s health and appearance improve dramatically.

How Many Treatments are Needed

The number of sessions you choose to participate in may depend on a few factors. For minor issues, one or two sessions should be enough. For deeper scarring from burns or acne, you may need four to six sessions.

[*] Curious about other skin treatment methods? Read about Dermalinfusion.

When to Expect Results and How Long Results Last

Collagen repair can take weeks, so no matter how many sessions you have, you will need to be patient to see results. However, you may notice some changes within a few days after your treatment.

Usually, results are visible for three to five months. That’s why most avid SkinPen users schedule two or three sessions across the year.

How to Prepare For Treatment

We recommend avoiding harsh skin care products for the days that precede your treatment. These include retinol and exfoliators. We also recommend staying out of the sun as much as possible.

Come to your appointment with no makeup or moisturizer on. That way, your natural skin can be treated more effectively.

Recovery and Aftercare

We recommend avoiding the following for the 24 hours after your appointment:

  • Makeup
  • Strong skincare products
  • Sun
  • Swimming

Start by rinsing with water, and gradually move up to a soft cleanser. Make sure your hands are clean when you touch your skin.

During treatment, your skin care professional will give you more instructions.

Are There Any Risks Or Side Effects?

SkinPen is a safe treatment with very low risk when performed by a trained professional. The only common side effects are peeling or redness following treatment.

If you experience more severe side effects, such as bruising, bleeding, or symptoms of infection, contact your doctor immediately.

Am I a Good Candidate For SkinPen Microneedling?

Most people can benefit from microneedling. No matter what skin condition or symptom you’re trying to treat, there’s a good chance that you’ll achieve great results through microneedling. Still, some patients should take extra precautions before moving forward.

Patients who are pregnant, diabetic, taking blood thinners or other strong medication should ask their doctor if microneedling is right for them.

The Takeaway

Microneedling is one of the best skin treatments around for treating signs of aging, scarring, and so many more conditions. It’s convenient, easy, and painless – plus, it produces amazing results!

Learn more about SkinPen Microneedling by booking a consultation with one of our estheticians.