In recent years, microneedling has gained a significant following among patients who want to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. SkinPen® microneedling uses multiple microscopic needles to penetrate the surface of the skin and treat visible scarring. The extremely tiny wound patterns created by the SkinPen® device trigger the body’s healing capabilities (by breaking up old collagen chains), producing new collagen that effectively helps to smooth and firm skin.
SkinPen® is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device. Once the treatment is complete, active ingredients found in skincare products will be able to better penetrate the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of your scaring and even manage persistent acne for patients with acne-prone skin.
Although each patient’s skin heals differently, most patients will begin to notice visible from their microneedling treatments just a few days to a week following treatment. Treatments are safe for any skin type and tone and can be safely combined with a cosmetic laser treatment for even more comprehensive aesthetic results. Depending on the depth of your scar, multiple treatments may be necessary to improve the skin texture and brighten the overall complexion, but the number of sessions will be determined during your initial consultation and adjusted depending on the gradual results seen as your skin heals.
For more information on the Microneedling treatments or to schedule your consultation, contact AYA™ Medical Spa.
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