Microneedling: The Benefits of SkinPen
Are you someone that always seems to be trying the latest anti-aging cream or ointment? Is your bathroom stockpiled with all the products you could ever need, and yet you still aren’t seeing the results you want? If so, we’re happy to tell you that the cosmetic dermatology team at Trident Dermatology® offers a minimally invasive, fast, and nonsurgical way to finally smooth away some of those early signs of aging. Put away the cream and consider turning to us for SkinPen microneedling.
What is SkinPen microneedling?
The SkinPen is a cosmetic procedure that involves gliding a handheld device containing a series of very tiny needles along the surface of the skin. Our dermatologist may decide to numb the skin first with a topical anesthetic to eliminate any discomfort. The treatment takes anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
There is a reason microneedling has become so popular both among patients and our clinicians. We understand that many people wish to target those signs of aging but don’t want to undergo surgery or invasive treatments in order to get the results they want. The good news is that microneedling may be the perfect solution because the procedure is only minimally invasive and there is no downtime needed for recovery.
While there are other ways to improve the texture and appearance of your skin, many options such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels may be a bit harsher. If you’re looking for similar results but without the downtime, then microneedling may be a better option.
Lastly, collagen is the substance that keeps our skin firm and supple. As we get older our bodies stop producing as much collagen; however, microneedling stimulates the body to produce collagen, which not only speeds up the skin’s healing process but also improves the elasticity and firmness of the skin.
When will I see results?
While you will notice a difference immediately after your treatment, this skin rejuvenation technique does take time to work its magic. After stimulating the body’s natural healing response, it can take anywhere from 3-6 months to see full results. Your skin will continue to improve as the body starts to produce collagen.