Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment to stimulate natural collagen and elastin production within the skin. SkinPen® Precision is the only Class II microneedling device approved by the FDA. SkinPen has the ability to restore the suppleness and texture associated with youth.
At Skin Deep MD, we are focused on patient health, safety, and creating high-quality, beautiful results. All SkinPen microneedling treatments are overseen by our acclaimed physician, Dr. Melody Denham. You can trust us to perform these rejuvenating treatments with meticulous care – you are in good hands at Skin Deep MD.
What Is SkinPen
SkinPen is a state-of-the-art, medical grade microneedling device available only through skincare professionals. It is used to create microscopic channels that allow for far greater penetration of products and stimulate natural collagen production in the skin for a beautiful, natural freshness.
How Does SkinPen Microneedling Work?
Our skilled aesthetician applies the SkinPen microneedling device to make multiple, extremely small puncture wounds in your facial skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing response to promote collagen and elastin production. This process works to rejuvenate the skin in three phases:
- Inflammation: The puncture wounds trigger an immune response in the body, a regenerative effect. The body naturally works to remove debris, increase blood flow, and regenerate the treated area.
- Proliferation: New cells are generated, new collagen and elastin are created, and new blood vessels are formed to help rebuild the treated tissues.
- Remodeling: As the tiny puncture wounds are replaced with fresh cells and blood vessels, collagen in the newly-created tissue is replaced with stronger collagen fibers that work to tighten and firm the skin.
What Skin Conditions Can Be Treated with SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen microneedling can be performed for all skin types and on any area of the body, including the face, neck, décolletage, hands, arms, abdomen, back, and legs. It is used to effectively treat a range of skin problems, including:
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Aging skin
What Can I Expect with SkinPen Microneedling?
The time it takes to perform a SkinPen microneedling procedure will depend on the number and size of treatment areas and the severity of skin damage. Most procedures take approximate 30 minutes. Because of the unique SkinPen design that allows for individualized settings, this treatment is not difficult to experience or particularly painful.
You may experience slight redness to the treated area; feeling and appearing like a mild sunburn for two to four days after the procedure, although some people recover much faster, within 24 hours. Total healing time depends on the severity of damage and the depth of the microneedling needed in your case.
How Soon Will I See Results after SkinPen Microneedling?
Although your skin may look healthier immediately after treatment, the natural repair process stimulated by SkinPen microneedling requires patience. Results will begin to appear over the course of several weeks, with final results appearing approximately three to six months after your final treatment.
How Many SkinPen Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?
When you come for your consultation at Skin Deep MD in Boulder, we can advise you of the number of treatments you may need to achieve the level of rejuvenation you envision. The number of treatments will depend on your aesthetic goals and the current condition of your skin.
Generally, we recommend a series of three treatment sessions approximately four weeks apart. However, we may recommend six to eight sessions at four to six-week intervals if you have:
- Advanced photo aging
- Deep wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
What Are the Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling?
As SkinPen microneedling works by stimulating the natural healing process, it improves overall skin quality and improves many skin issues. Schedule a consultation at our private Boulder clinic to find out if this popular treatment will work for you.
This minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure produces a significant improvement in skin quality, texture, and glow. At Skin Deep MD, we perform SkinPen microneedling for patients who want to:
- Stimulate collagen production
- Reverse sun damage
- Improve the appearance of acne scars
- Reduce stretch marks
- Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
- Treat hyperpigmentation
- Enhance overall appearance of aging skin