SkinPen Microneedling

Looking for effective acne scar treatment?

SkinPen is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to provide safe and effective acne scar treatment for ages 22 and up.

It causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is smoother, more youthful looking skin.

Best of all, SkinPen works! Ninety percent of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends.

 

Here’s what you can expect from a SkinPen treatment:

  • A plan for optimal results. We will recommend a course of procedures based on your individual goals. Maintenance of your procedure might require multiple treatments.
  • A comfortable procedure. A nurse will apply a topical numbing agent to the treatment area.
  • A short procedure time. The treatment will likely take about 30 minutes.
  • A mild sensation. Most patients report feeling only the slight vibration of SkinPen during the procedure.
  • Minimal post-procedure effects. The skin will appear slightly pink to red immediately post-procedure, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. Additionally, the most common treatment responses experienced were dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, discomfort, tenderness, and burning. These conditions resolve over time without any further complications. 
  • Soothing aftercare. Your clinician will provide Skinfuse® LIFT, a clean, non-cytotoxic hydrogel used to prevent the skin from drying out post-treatment.

An effective post-procedure protocol. We provide each patient with a SkinFuse aftercare regimen.  You will be given products and clear, step-by-step instructions on how to care for your skin following the treatment.

POST-ANCE SCAR TREATMENT TIMELINE

SkinPen triggers skin remodeling by accessing the body’s natural wound healing cascade.  This is done by creating thousands of controlled micro-injuries in the treatment area.  The body reacts by sending its resources to the “injured” area to repair and remodel the tissue.  On a timeline, it looks something like this (see timeline graph).  The process begins with inflammation, leads to proliferation and ultimately remodeling.  As you can see, remodeling of the skin can still be taking place up to 300 days after a single procedure, though most of the benefit is seen within the first 90 days post-procedure.

 

If we can create the optimal environment for that remodeling, we have opportunity for even better results.  That optimal environment is best achieved topically.  The optimal environment consists of skin that is moist, non-inflamed, can breathe and is exposed to certain topical ingredients known to support skin remodeling.

SkinFuse was formulated specifically to create the optimal environment for skin remodeling post-microneedling, and was studied to determine if it was effective in achieving this result.

SKINFUSE PRODUCTS SUPPORT STUDY

As you can see in this study comparing no treatment (see study graphs), three SkinPen treatments, and three SkinPen treatments with the addition of the SkinFuse post-microneedling protocol, while three SkinPen treatments alone achieved significant results in collagen and elastin, the arm that included SkinFuse had significantly better results.  Adding SkinFuse to the SkinPen procedure is essentially an insurance policy for your investment today, ensuring you achieve the best possible outcome from your SkinPen procedures.

  • What about my current skincare regimen?

It is understandable you are committed to your current skincare regimen, but that regimen may not be conducive to the skin remodeling process triggered by SkinPen.  We are suggesting you set that regimen aside for 90 days, then you may go back into the products you prefer.  SkinFuse meets all of the daily skincare needs of the skin, while creating the optimal environment for skin remodeling post-microneedling, to assist you in getting the best results from your SkinPen procedure.

 

  • What about maintaining my results once I have finished the series?

We recommend coming into the office for a follow-up Visia Photo, and a product consultation.  You will meet with one of our consultants, who will customize a product routine for you in order to maintain the collagen and elastin improvement that was triggered by your SkinPen series.  We will help you create a skincare routine that aligns with your schedule, your budget, and your specific skin needs.

Learn more about how acne scar treatment works here. More questions? Contact us today!


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