Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps minimize the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars and rejuvenate aging skin. The SkinPen microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin.
SkinPen works by creating a series of hundreds of microscopic channels, using tiny needles, into the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, helping skin to look and feel healthier.
We use SkinPen here at Timeless Medical Aesthetics & Wellness, a medical-grade, state-of-the-art microneedling tool available only through medical professionals. The treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of areas treated and the degree of treatment requested by the patient.
A topical anesthetic is applied prior to treatment. Generally, patients report feeling just the slight vibration of the SkinPen during the treatment.
The total healing time depends on each individual. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild to moderate sunburn) for two to four days following the microneedling procedure. Some people may see their skin return to normal in about 24 hours.
The natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress through the course of several weeks. Damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately. You may not see the final result for up to six months following your final session. *Individual results will vary.
The number of procedures required will be based upon your individual goals and the overall health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of three procedures spaced about four weeks apart.