SkinPen®: Microneedling for Acne Scarring and Skin Regeneration

September 15, 2020 – Dr. Barr

SkinPen®: Microneedling for Acne Scarring and Skin Regeneration | West Palm Beach, FL | Call 561-833-4122

If you’re unhappy with how your skin looks due to scarring, you’re probably not putting your best face forward. Bad skin can lead to a lack of self-confidence and negatively impact your life beyond the mirror.

Dr. Barr, a Palm Beach plastic surgeon, can help you regenerate skin and look your best. But before you commit to a pricey, invasive procedure to improve the appearance of your scarring, consider microneedling.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is another name for collagen induction therapy. This non-invasive treatment, typically performed over a series of appointments, helps smooth the texture of your skin.

A cosmetic surgeon uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries to the treatment area to encourage healing. The process then promotes collagen production and restores elasticity as the skin heals itself naturally. Microneedling doesn’t hurt as much as it sounds like it does. It is a procedure that is done in the office with topical numbing cream, which reduces discomfort. Once the procedure is complete, you can resume normal activity.

Have you had your upper lip, eyebrows, or bikini area waxed? For most people, those beauty procedures hurt more than microneedling.

Can I Perform Microneedling at Home?

You can search online and find micro rollers available in a range of styles and prices. However, you won’t achieve the quality results you will get with an aesthetician or physician with the SkinPenⓇ. Leave the microneedling to your cosmetic surgeon.

What is the SkinPenⓇ?

Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery uses SkinPenⓇ for our microneedling services. Designed and created by professionals at Bellus Medical, SkinPenⓇ is a microneedling tool that delivers safe and successful therapy to improve the appearance of your skin.

SkinPenⓇ is the only microneedling product in its class to earn recognition and clearance from the FDA for aesthetic procedures. SkinPenⓇ creates a new benchmark in the care of problem skin for patients aged 22 and older.

How Does SkinPenⓇ Improve Skin’s Texture?

If you have scarring, you’ve probably tried every device and product on the market to improve your skin. These products may provide some temporary, superficial smoothing, but no lasting results.

SkinPenⓇ works with your skin’s biological processes by allowing your skin to heal itself, without the use of a laser or scalpel.

First, your plastic surgeon uses SkinPenⓇ’s series of miniature needles to pierce your skin. This step creates micro-injuries that improve blood flow, encourage your body’s immune system to clean the mini-wounds, and support the growth of new tissue.

Next, your skin begins the repair process, replacing the damaged tissue with new skin and blood vessels. This rebuilding and renewal may continue for up to six months after your final SkinPenⓇ procedure.

Unlike the products in your medicine cabinet, SkinPenⓇ is highly effective, with long-lasting results. Nine out of ten participants in SkinPenⓇ’s clinical trial would suggest the treatment to friends and family.

What Will a SkinPenⓇ Treatment Plan Look Like for Me?

Before you decide to make the leap and try SkinPenⓇ, you should consult with a plastic surgeon to talk about your options. SkinPenⓇ is safe and effective for most clients over the age of 22, and it works on all skin tones and skin types.

You will likely need multiple treatments for maximum results. Typically, patients need three to six treatments, with about a month between each appointment. Treatments take about half an hour.

This minimally invasive procedure causes almost no discomfort. Your doctor may use a topical anesthetic to numb the area, but you shouldn’t feel anything more than a vibration from the SkinPenⓇ tool.

You won’t need to take much time away from your busy life to improve your skin’s appearance. After a SkinPenⓇ treatment, your face may look like you spent some time in the sun.

Some patients report mild discomfort after treatments from dry, itchy, or peeling skin. Your plastic surgeon can suggest aftercare products so that you won’t need any downtime.

SkinPenⓇ FAQs

Does SkinPenⓇ just treat acne scarring?

Aside from acne scarring treatments, SkinPenⓇ can help fight skin texture issues from lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Consult with your plastic surgeon to see if SkinPen can help your skin look younger and smoother.

Can SkinPenⓇ only be used on the face?

SkinPen also works on the neck, chest, and other areas of the body that show scarring or signs of aging.

Are SkinPenⓇ’s effects immediate?

The damage to your skin didn’t happen instantly, and neither will the repairs. Following a series of treatments with SkinPenⓇ, you may continue to see positive effects for up to six months.

Can I get a SkinPenⓇ for home use?

SkinPenⓇ is designed and approved for use by medical professionals only. Let a Palm Beach plastic surgeon do the work so you can reap the benefits.

Ready to Schedule Your SkinPenⓇ Treatment?

SkinPenⓇ offers incredible results, giving patients with acne scarring renewed skin texture and self-confidence. If you’re ready for microneedling with SkinPenⓇ, contact Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in West Palm Beach, Florida, at 561-833-4122.

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