What is SkinPen Microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that utilizes a special device or machine to create micro injuries to the skin, which then stimulates the body’s own naturally occurring healing capabilities. SkinPen specifically, is an FDA-cleared device that is for use only by professional, trained, Medical Beauty Professionals.
It is a scientifically proven fact that skin that is punctured or ablated will trigger the production of collagen and elastin. That is why Microneedling, the intentional poking of tiny holes into the skin, works. This procedure safely and effectively addresses a variety of skin concerns. Included in the issues that Microneedling can address are: scarring from acne or chicken pox, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, and loose skin.
This type of treatment can also be referred to as Skin Resurfacing, or Skin Rejuvenation, because the process can improve, rejuvenate, and revitalize the appearance of the skin in the area of application.
There are 3 steps to the Microneedling process, starting with the treatment and finishing with the forming of new, healthier tissue and blood vessels.
- Phase 1. In this initial step, micro-injuries are applied to the skin. This micro piercing or puncturing of the skin triggers your body’s naturally occurring healing process. Your immune system disinfects the wounds, and removes debris, allowing the production of new, healthier tissue.
- Phase 2. In this step the affected skin rebuilds with new granulation cells, and a new network of blood vessels, with the addition of temporary collagen and elastin.
- Phase 3. Lastly, the intentionally wounded skin has been replaced with new dermal tissue and blood vessels. The additional collagen in the newly formed tissue is stronger and can contract to create tighter and more youthful looking skin.
For facial scarring, such as that caused by acne, or chicken pox, or for fine lines and wrinkles, and for uneven skin tone and texture, Microneedling can improve, lighten, tighten and smooth.
For mild to moderate loose skin, Microneedling can help achieve firmer, lifted skin. That is why it is such a popular choice for clients who wish for a more youthful appearance but who are seeking non-surgical options. Those who take a proactive approach early on can even alter the natural aging process, using the benefits of Microneedling.
The natural healing process triggered by Microneedling can also minimize the appearance of sun damage and discoloration, shrink your pores and allow your skin to more effectively absorb skincare products.
Microneedling is scientifically proven to improve the look of scars, wrinkles and discoloration. For best continued results, repeated applications are recommended, as well as the implementation of a good quality skin care regimen.
Ask your Medical Beauty Professional at BlossomMD in San Ramon, CA, for more information regarding the number of treatments most appropriate for your specific case. Our qualified professionals will create a personalized, individual treatment plan, as well as discuss expectations and outcomes.