Many people are unsatisfied with the condition of their skin, which can lead to feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment. Problems like acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks and poor skin texture can leave us looking like we are tired, old or in poor health.
Although most people would like to effectively address these problems, many of them would like to avoid going under the knife because they feel it is too risky, involves long downtimes or leads to results that appear unnatural.
Fortunately, these people have a good skin rejuvenation option in micro-needling. This treatment method is minimally-invasive, fast, effective and involves virtually no downtime or lengthy recovery period.
How Does Micro-Needling Work?
Micro-needling works by stimulating your own body into turning over old skin cells in favor of new, fresh ones. It involves passing a device containing many tiny micro-needles over the surface of your skin in a gentle manner. The process forms many small micro-channels in your skin, which your body responds to by increasing the healing process and delivering fresh collagen to the area. Basically, micro-needling tricks the body into resurfacing the skin, leading to a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, acne scars and lost facial volume.
What is the SkinPen™?
The SkinPen™ is an advanced, medical-grade collagen induction device that helps your skin produce fresh collagen, leading to the formation of more youthful, healthy skin. SkinPen™ micro-needling effectively speeds up the healing process of your skin by creating many tiny channels through which topical skin care agents can flow more easily.
The skin’s surface possesses a natural barrier to the absorption of many topical ingredients with larger molecules. The SkinPen™ creates tiny channels that bypass this barrier, allowing for topical agents to penetrate your skin more deeply and effectively.
SkinPen™ micro-needling treatments offer a number of benefits to patients, including encouraging the formation of new collagen, which can minimize sun damage and improve the appearance of stretch marks, acne scars and hyperpigmentation. The treatment is also known to rejuvenate aging skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Other Considerations About SkinPen™ Micro-Needling
This treatment is safe and effective for people of all skin types. If you are unhappy with the appearance of lines, wrinkles, scars or hyperpigmentation, SkinPen™ micro-needling may be right for you. It may take multiple sessions to achieve the desired result, but this varies based on the unique needs of each individual patient.
It is not uncommon for patients to notice improved skin immediately after their SkinPen™ treatment. For most patients, the natural skin repair process will progress over the following weeks. Skin remodeling takes some time, and final results may not be evident for as long as six months after your treatment.
Can Micro-Needling Help You?
If you are interested in skin rejuvenation, we highly encourage you to learn more about how SkinPen™ micro-needling treatments at Carolina Plastic Surgery can benefit you. Our office is located in Fayetteville. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!