SkinPen® Microneedling – 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 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.

How does it work?

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 debris 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.

Is it safe?

By design, the SkinPen’s single-use, sterile needle cartridge is built with safety in mind. The needles 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. There is minimal downtime with this treatment. By the next day, most patients are able to return to daily activities, however 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, however, for better results, several microneedling treatments may be required. Treatments may be repeated as frequently as every four weeks. Packages of three and six treatments are offered at a discounted price.  In addition, the SkinPen microneedling procedure is one of the many different treatment choices offered in our very popular VIP PLATINUM Plus Program and our New VIP PLATINUM Premier Program.

Call today for your complimentary consultation appointment to find out if microneedling is right for you, (352) 331-5355, or CLICK HERE to request an appointment by email.

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