Microneedling with THE SkinPen
The SkinPen is an FDA-approved device with multiple, tiny needles that puncture the skin to create controlled micro-injuries. This stimulates your body’s natural wound healing process, which creates new collagen production while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of new skin causing smoother texture, improving fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves acne scarring, stretch marks, skin laxity, and hyperpigmentation. Most patients combine Mircroneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to enhance the results.
MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT Areas
The most common areas for microneedling are face, neck, and chest. However, it can be done on any area of the body that needs collagen stimulation such as knees, abdomen, stretch marks, and scars.
MICRONEEDLING CONSULTATION AND TREATMENT DAY
All new patients of Soul Aesthetics start with a thorough consultation to determine your treatment goals and which treatment is the right for you. Education is a very important aspect of the consultation so all of the risks and benefits of each treatment will be discussed. A separate appointment will be schedule to complete your treatment.
On treatment day, before photos will be taken and topical numbing cream is used to minimize discomfort. This procedure is relatively painless and you may feel a slight vibration as the pen is moved across the skin. The treatment time varies on the area being treated but it usually 45 minutes to an hour.
Immediately after treatment, the skin will appear slightly pink to red, like a moderate sunburn. There may be some mild pinpoint bleeding. Some patients experience some dryness, tightness, itching, peeling, mild tenderness, and burning after treatment with SkinPen. These side effects only last a few days to a week and should resolve without complication. Makeup and exercise should be avoided 24-48 hours following treatment. Specific instructions and skincare products to use following the procedure will be provided.
It usually takes 90 days for your skin to stimulate collagen. For best results, we suggest combining this treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Read more about PRP here. A series of three treatments, each scheduled one month apart, followed by a maintenance treatment every three to six months is recommended. When used for acne scarring or deep wrinkles, more treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired result.