As we age, our skin’s natural architecture deteriorates, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, and uneven skin texture. At Infinity MedSpa, we proudly offer a safe, effective solution for your cosmetic concerns. The SkinPen is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art, FDA-approved micro-needling tool that is available only through medical professionals.
What Is The SkinPen?
The SkinPen is an FDA-approved micro-needling device that minimizes the appearance of fine lines, moderate-to-severe wrinkles, deep folds, and scars all over the face and body. This precise device allows for controlled induction of your skin’s own natural healing process. Micro-injuries in your dermis cause the formation of new and healthy collagen without causing scarring.
How Does The SkinPen Work?
The SkinPen micro-needling 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 the remodeling of collagen and elastin. The SkinPen needles cycle at over 100 stamps per second, creating over 1600 micro channels per second when moving the device. In response to the needles, your immune system works to disinfect the wounds, increasing blood flow and creating healthier tissue. The blood vessels within the treatment site develop and rebuilds the wound with new granulation cells. As a result of the procedure, new blood vessels and dermal tissue are replaced, minimizing the signs of aging and improving acne scars’ appearance.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
SkinPen is a highly versatile micro-needling device that is safe and effective to use on many parts of the body, including the face, and neck. To determine if your trouble areas can benefit from this treatment, we recommend a consultation with our team of experts at Infinity MedSpa.
What Conditions Can Be Treated?
The SkinPen medical grade microneedling device can treat the following conditions on the face and the body:
- Sun damage
- Age and brown spots
- Fine lines and moderate wrinkles
- Facial acne scarring
- Uneven skin tone
- Rough skin texture
- Large pore size
- Chickenpox and ice pick scarring
- Perioral fine lines (smoker’s lines)
- Crow’s feet
- Post-surgical scarring
- Stretch marks
- Dull skin
- Trauma scars
Is The Device Safe?
Results of extensive clinical trials have shown that microneedling with the SkinPen device is incredibly safe. The SkinPen is approved by the FDA for safety, and has also been approved by Health Canada, CE marked in Europe, approved by the TGA, and is ISO 13485:2016 certified as well.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Typically, patients receive three treatments spaced four weeks apart. The specific number of procedures required will vary depending on your individual treatment goals and current health of your skin. Typically, anti-aging treatments for winkles, lines, and folds require two treatments per year. However, you may need three to four treatments to achieve initial results in the first year. If you have deep stretch marks, or severe scarring, you may need up to six treatments for significant improvement.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
Prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied to minimize any pain or discomfort. During the treatment, your skin will be penetrated at a depth of roughly 1mm with tiny needles. The most common depths used range from .25mm to 2.5mm. Deeper penetration allows for enhanced absorption and more effective results when treating deeper scarring and stretch marks, or regions on your body where your skin is thicker. Patients report feeling a slight vibration of the SkinPen during this treatment. The treatment usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of areas being treated. Other factors that could effect treatment time includes severity, health of your collagen, lifestyle, and more.
Is The Treatment Painful?
You should feel no discomfort or pain during your SkinPen micro-needling treatment. Topical anesthetic is applied before treatment, restricting blood flow to the treatment site so you cannot feel it. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during a SkinPen treatment, and commonly report that it feels like a prickly or ticklish sensation on their skin. During your initial visit, let us know if you have any concerns about the treatment, as we also offer Pro-Nox for pain relief and stress relief.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
Immediately after SkinPen, your skin will look flushed and feel slightly warm and tight, almost like a sunburn. Redness typically resolves within 24 hours, but most patients experience some slight swelling and redness for two to four days following the microneedling treatment. The total healing time expected after treatment depends on each individual. Most patients enjoy a renewed radiance to their skin in the days following their treatment. As time passes, your skin will become tighter and smoother, with full results seen three to six months after your last treatment.
There is a brief, easy recovery process. After treatment we recommend:
- Wear high-quality sunscreen
- Minimize time spent in direct sunlight
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat nutriously
- Refrain from drinking alcohol
- Refrain from tobacco products
- Avoid vigorous exercise for 25 hours
- Wear gentle cosmetics safe for your skin
- Remove makeup gently at the end of the day
When Will I See Results?
Throughout the course of several weeks, the natural repair process of your own skin will continue to progress. It may take up to three to six months following your final session to see the final result. It’s important to remember that damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately, and individual results will vary.
Am I A Good Candidate?
The SkinPen device is incredibly safe for all skin types and skin tones, and nearly everyone is a good candidate. We recommend the procedure for ages 15 years or older. However, to best determine if you are an ideal candidate for the SkinPen, we recommend to come in for an initial consultation with one of our experts at Infinity MedSpa.
Contact Us Today
The best way to learn about SkinPen microneedling is with a consultation with our team of experts. Contact us today at Infinity MedSpa in Sudbury, Massachusetts to schedule your initial microneedling consultation, and find out how this revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.