Achieve Healthier, More Youthful Skin Naturally: The Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling
Does your skin look less than radiant? Perhaps you’re dealing with the after-effects of sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, or a lackluster complexion? Have you tried creams, serums, masks, and other skincare products without seeing significant improvements?
SkinPen microneedling might be just the treatment you need to turn your skin around.
Medical Tattoo & Cosmetic Centers of America is here to discuss what microneedling is, along with the many benefits this natural skin treatment offers.
What Is SkinPen Microneedling? Is It Safe?
Microneedling is a natural, collagen-stimulating facial treatment that harnesses the power of your body’s immune system to rejuvenate your skin. SkinPen is the only FDA-approved microneedling device available on the market. Tiny needles at the end of the pen-like device puncture the top layer of the skin.
The procedure is quick, relatively painless, and completely safe. That said, the effects of the numbing cream used during the treatment will wear off after the procedure, at which point your skin may feel slightly uncomfortable. Any discomfort should fade rather quickly, though.
How Does SkinPen Microneedling Work?
As mentioned above, the practitioner uses a specialized instrument called a SkinPen. The device contains multiple tiny needles that penetrate the uppermost layers of the skin to create tiny, controlled micro-injuries.
These minuscule injuries stimulate an immediate immune system response, prompting your body to begin wound healing. Your body begins directing additional blood flow to the treatment area, which brings a variety of critical nutrients, growth factors, and other healing substances to the skin.
These substances help the skin repair itself by encouraging enhanced production of collagen and elastin, two of the most abundant proteins in human skin. As the skin heals, it becomes fuller and more elastic, which reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, and other signs of aging and damage.
But microneedling isn’t a quick fix for repairing aged or damaged skin. Because the skin is literally repairing itself and growing new tissue, the process takes time. For most people, multiple treatments are necessary, spread out over a period of several weeks or months.
Despite the time the treatment typically requires for the best results, the effects are well worth it.
The Benefits of Microneedling
So what kinds of benefits can you expect from microneedling? While each patient’s results can vary, here are the most pronounced benefits of the procedure.
1. No Downtime
Because microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure, you can return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
The total required time for each treatment is relatively short. Most microneedling procedures take one to two hours max.
3. Natural Skin Healing
Since microneedling relies on the power of your immune system, it provides a natural way for your skin to repair itself. It can even help treat acne scars!
If you do not like applying synthetic skincare ingredients to your face, this treatment is a great option for achieving more youthful, healthy skin.
4. Procedural Safety
Only board-certified medical professionals can administer microneedling treatments. When you have a microneedling procedure, you can feel safe knowing you’ll see a dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon, nurse aesthetician, nurse practitioner, or another certified professional.
5. Dramatic Skin Improvements
As with any skin care procedure, microneedling results vary on an individual basis. The vast majority of patients report a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, scar reduction, redness reduction, fuller skin, improved topical skin care product efficacy, smaller pores, and many other improvements in the appearance of their skin.
6. Fast Results
While every patient is different, most individuals see quick results. After just one treatment, you may start to see results and the desired changes on your skin.
While results are quick and impressive, you may need multiple procedures to achieve your desired results.
Misconceptions About Microneedling
While microneedling has many benefits, you may have heard some myths or misconceptions about microneedling online or from people in your life. Knowing the truth about microneedling is important to keep your skin safe and avoid wasting time and money.
Here are some common misconceptions about microneedling and what the reality is.
Misconception: You Can Do Microneedling at Home
While you may have heard you can perform DIY microneedling using devices sold in stores, it’s quite unsafe. The needles are shorter for one thing, and you’re likely to harm your skin and develop an infection accidentally.
It’s just not worth the risk!
Misconception: The Procedure Is Really Painful
While the concept of many needles in your face might sound very upsetting, it’s actually not a very uncomfortable procedure. The needles are very thin, and topical anesthesia is applied to help numb the skin.
Recovery Takes a Long Time
Some people might get some dryness or redness after the procedure, but this will disappear after a few days. With the use of a moisturizer and washing with water, you’ll be good to go.
Have more questions about microneedling? Contact Medical Tattoo & Cosmetic Centers of America, and we will happily answer your questions.
Is Microneedling Right for You?
If you’re considering microneedling, get in touch with Medical Tattoo & Cosmetic Centers of America to discuss your skin care goals. We specialize in a variety of skin care treatments designed to improve the appearance and feel of your complexion.
Along with SkinPen microneedling, we offer AGNES, a new and advanced form of microneedling that uses the same method as the SkinPen to puncture the skin with microscopic needles, combined with the added use of radiofrequency.
To learn more, feel free to schedule a free consultation or send us a message, and we’ll be in touch soon!