SkinPen MicroneedlingPocatello, ID
SkinPen® microneedling is a revolutionary new way to rejuvenate the skin. SkinPen microneedling takes the power of standard microneedling one step further. By stimulating collagen and elastin growth, SkinPen microneedling helps heal the skin.
SkinPen microneedling is available at Luxe Medical Aesthetics in Pocatello and the surrounding area. We can help you look as young as you feel. Call us today at (208) 782-4928 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.
According to WebMD, microneedling is a cosmetic procedure in which the skin is pricked with tiny sterilized needles. This creates micro-wounds that help the body produce more collagen and elastin, which, in turn, heal and rejuvenate the skin. For this reason, it is also sometimes known as collagen induction therapy.
Microneedling is mostly used on the face to treat wrinkles, scars, and large pores. Since it is a minimally invasive procedure, it requires no downtime and is generally considered safe for most people in overall good health. However, it is not safe for patients who are pregnant or use certain acne medications.
What Happens During Microneedling
Microneedling can be performed by a dermatologist or another qualified professional. While do-it-yourself microneedling devices are available, we strongly advise against using them, as they may be harmful to the skin.
A standard microneedling treatment typically takes 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the targeted area's size. Most patients will require four to six treatments to see visible results. The professional will first anesthetize the skin to minimize any discomfort the patient may feel. Then, they will move a pen-shaped or rolling tool with tiny needles around the patient's face, making small cuts into the skin. Afterward, the professional may spread some cream or serum on the patient's face.
What Makes SkinPen Microneedling Different
The SkinPen is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device, meaning patients can rest assured of its safety. It can also deliver natural, visible results in as little as three sessions, as opposed to standard microneedling's four to six.
Unlike standard microneedling, the SkinPen is suitable for all skin tones and types — from Fitzpatrick 1 to Fitzpatrick 6. Furthermore, its results only improve over time. In fact, over 90% of patients in a clinical trial stated that they would recommend SkinPen Precision. When properly spaced, treatments can also be administered year-round.
Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling
Aside from being the first FDA-cleared microneedling device on the market, the SkinPen boasts many benefits. For one thing, it requires little downtime, making it a perfect treatment for busy patients. It also brings about a natural recovery process, meaning its mechanical process is versatile and usable year-round.
As mentioned before, the SkinPen is also safe for all skin types and tones, including the very fair and very dark. As a minimally invasive procedure, it is also as comfortable as a treatment can get — especially when paired with a light numbing cream to minimize sensation.
Additionally, SkinPen microneedling has been proven effective at improving fine lines and wrinkles, reducing the appearance of acne scars, and overall rejuvenating the skin. This procedure is less taxing than chemical peels or lasers, and healing continues even after the procedure.
Possible Complications of SkinPen Microneedling
While SkinPen microneedling is a revolutionary new technology, it is not immune from the possible complications and side effects of standard microneedling. Before the procedure, patients should be aware that it may take time to notice a difference — the body must first heal itself. Healing may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on how deep the needles have pierced the skin.
Some minor pain and redness are also not uncommon after the procedure, and some patients may experience peeling, bruising, and bleeding. Patients who have keloids may also want to take caution, as scarring is possible. Finally, though the risk of infection is very low, especially for healthy individuals, infection is still possible. This is because microneedling creates tiny holes in the skin. Any risk can usually be avoided by seeing a professional who cleans their equipment well.
Call Us Today
SkinPen microneedling can alleviate the appearance of wrinkles, improve the complexion, and fade acne scars. We at Luxe Medical Aesthetics can help. Call us today at (208) 782-4928 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is SkinPen microneedling safe?
Yes. SkinPen uses a patent-pending, single-use sterile needle cartridge that further minimizes any risk of infection. It is also surrounded by a proprietary BioSheath that prevents cross-contamination between procedures.
Is SkinPen microneedling for me?
SkinPen microneedling is suitable for most patients in overall good health. However, it is not ideal for those with active skin cancer, open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area(s). Additionally, those with an allergy to stainless steel or anesthetics, a hemorrhagic disorder, or hemostatic dysfunction would be better-suited to other treatments. The same goes for those who are pregnant, nursing, or currently taking drugs containing isotretinoin.
How does SkinPen microneedling work?
Like standard microneedling, the SkinPen creates hundreds of micro-tears in the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. SkinPen needles cycle at over 100 stamps per second and can create over 1,600 microchannels per second.
Which areas of the skin can SkinPen microneedling treat?
Due to its variable needle depth, the SkinPen is allowed maximum versatility — meaning it can be used on many parts of the body. This includes the face, neck, and décolletage. We can discuss your specific needs and desires in a consultation.
How long does SkinPen microneedling take?
A typical SkinPen microneedling treatment takes about 30 minutes to an hour, though the exact amount of time depends on the size and number of areas treated. The degree of treatment requested by the patient also plays a role. While most patients receive a series of three procedures, the number of procedures required will ultimately depend on your unique procedure goals and skin health.
Can I purchase a SkinPen?
No. SkinPen microneedling is only available through a physician. This is for your safety and protection, as improper handling and sterilization may lead to disastrous results.
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