Safe, Effective Microneedling Treatments
Automated micro-needling (also known as collagen induction therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine that can help treat the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, the SkinPen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. Automated microneedling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams, and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin. The SkinPen Precision system is the only Class II, FDA cleared microneedling device legally marketing in the U.S.
The feeling associated with a microneedling treatment is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others (forehead and around the nose), the speed of the reciprocating SkinPen tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
The procedure takes about 45 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin, maybe pinpoint bleeding. The skin will remain pink for a few days, may peel, but should be healed enough to appear normal within 72 hours.
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
While some patients only require a single treatment, most require a series of treatments to drive optimal results. We recommend for most patients to receive a series of three treatments spaced four weeks apart, two times per year. For patients with deep wrinkles, darkened sun spots, stretch marks or acne scars, your skin care provider may recommend more treatments.