Answers to Most Common Questions About MicroNeedling:
What is microneedling (SkinPen®)?
SkinPen® is a non-surgical, cosmetic micro-needling device that creates ‘micro’ skin punctures to improve the appearance of the skin by inducing the skin’s self-repair mechanisms. Benefits include reducing the signs of aging, improving the appearance of scars, as well as rejuvenating aging skin. SkinPen® is safe in all skin types and can be used in various locations including the face, hands and décolleté.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure typically takes 30 minutes to perform. Most patients arrive early for their appointments to allow for the application of a topical numbing agent, which makes the procedure relatively pain free.
What is the downtime and what side effects should I expect?
Total healing time depends on the individual patient, and areas treated. Most patients have slight redness and swelling for the first 24-48 hours (like a moderate sunburn). Peeling is uncommon. Some patients may experience pinpoint bruising and bleeding.
When will I see results?
Most patients notice healthier looking skin immediately. The skin’s repair mechanisms will continue to work for several weeks and final results can take up to 3-6 months.
How many procedures will I need?
The number of treatments needed is variable based on procedure goals and the overall health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of 3 procedures spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. Acne scarring and severe photodamage may require more treatments.
Do I have to use a certain product line with SkinPen®?
We recommend using the SkinFuse® system as it was specifically created for post microneedled skin. A 3-month supply is included with your SkinPen® treatment.