The Truth Is…SkinPen Microneedling

Has anyone ever told you that it is possible to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars through a process referred to as microneedling? With the use of SkinPen, microneedling – also known as collagen induction therapy – is a safe and proven way to reduce the appearance of these unwanted elements.

Tell me more about how SkinPen microneedling works!
SkinPen, developed by Bellus Medical, is the only U.S. engineered and manufactured microneedling pen on the market today. It is a cordless tool with 14 surgical steel needles that, when operated by a licensed technician, glides effortlessly across the skin. The SkinPen operates in a piston-like fashion, creating 1400 micro channels per second! This microneedling process stimulates the body’s natural repair mechanisms by triggering increased blood flow, production of collagen and elastin and eventually the growth of new, tighter and healthier dermal tissue. The needles are disposable which ensures single use only.

Is the SkinPen reserved for facial treatments only?
Fortunately, the SkinPen is highly versatile – with variable depth capability – and is effective not only on the face but also on the neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

Who is a candidate for SkinPen microneedling?
SkinPen is effective on every skin type and color! It is not, however, recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.

What can I expect during a SkinPen microneedling procedure?
Most SkinPen treatments take about an hour depending on the number and size of the areas treated. Typically, a topical anesthetic is applied to the skin at the start of treatment to reduce possible discomfort. There is little to no downtime following SkinPen microneedling. Most clients see improvement within three treatments. However, for optimal results, several more treatments may be required for areas with deeper-set lines and scarring.

What can I expect after a SkinPen treatment?
After treatment you may experience a warm, windburn sensation. A gauze ice bath is used to cool skin and remove any pinpoint bleeding. A special topical balm is then applied to protect and rehydrate the skin.

The outcome of SkinPen treatments is greatly improved when topical nutrients are applied to promote cell repair and regeneration. At the Refinery Skin Clinic, we recommend DefenAge skincare products to activate the skin’s master stem cells so they go on to create new, healthy cells.

How many SkinPen treatments are required to achieve optimal results?
The number of treatments varies with each patient’s individual goals. Typically, patients receive a series of three procedures – one each month for three months. Your provider will customize a plan that is right for you.

How often can this treatment be performed?
In order to work with your body’s natural wound healing cascade, SkinPen treatments are performed monthly.

If you are interested in learning more about SkinPen microneedling, we would love to sit down and discuss the treatment and see if it is right for you! Contact us today!

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