The SkinPen: Collagen Induction Therapy
Truly beautiful skin is soft, supple and glowing, yet with sun damage, acne scars, and fine lines, a luminous complexion can be difficult to achieve.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive technique that boosts the skin’s production of collagen and elastin. These are two of the most important substances in maintaining plump, youthful skin. The SkinPen device at Dermacare not only helps create dramatic results in skin rejuvenation but is clinically proven to effectively remodels scar tissue caused by acne lesions. The SkinPen is the first microneedling device cleared by the FDA to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for people ages 22 years and up.
The SkinPen is a mechanized device that creates controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process while minimizing cellular damage. By precisely controlling the microneedling depth, spacing, frequency, and pattern, the skin is stimulated to produce additional collagen and elastin. The SkinPen has also been clinically proven to improve the appearance of acne scars.
What happens during a microneedling procedure?
The SkinPen microneedling procedure performed at Dermacare is a step above other clinics’ microneedling procedures. After a thorough cleansing, the skin is further prepared by performing a microdermabrasion treatment using the DiamondTome system – the gold standard in the skin care industry. This extra preparation step exfoliates dead skin cells and removes dirt and debis deep from within the pores. A numbing agent is applied to the skin to provide comfort which will be removed with an antiseptic solution just prior to the procedure. A thin layer of Skinfuse Lift HG will be applied to protect the skin against abrasion and friction of the SkinPen. Based on the patient’s needs the medical aesthetician will select the proper needle depth and skillfully perform the microneedling procedure.
By design, the SkinPen’s single-use, sterile needle cartridge is built with safety in mind. The needle are medical-grade stainless steel and are manufactured to be extremely smooth which minimizes cellular damage. Also, the SkinPen is surrounded by a proprietary BioSheath that acts as a barrier to prevent cross-contamination between procedures.
What should be expected after the microneedling procedure?
Although microneedling sounds a little scary (needles going into the face), it is actually quite tolerable. At the end of the procedure, the skin may be slightly red and a little swollen; however there is minimal downtime with this procedure. By the next day, patients are able to return to most daily activities. As a precaution, sweaty exercise and sun exposure should be avoided for 72-hours post procedure.
Improvements in the skin’s appearance should be noticeable after just one treatment. For the best results, several SkinPen microneedling procedures may be required. Treatments may be repeated as frequently as every few weeks. Packages of multiple treatments are offered at a discounted price.*
Call today for your complimentary consultation appointment to find out if microneedling is right for you. Call (352) 331-5355 or CLICK HERE to request a consultation appointment by email.