What is SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen is the world’s first FDA-approved microneedling device and represents a modern iteration of a tried and true technique for facial rejuvenation and scar improvement. Microneedling uses a vibrating/oscillating head of tiny needles to cause controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing and regenerative process.
Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling
- Non-surgical facial rejuvenation
- Smoother lines and wrinkles
- A refreshed, more youthful appearance
- Little to no downtime
- Effective for all skin types, light to dark
- Comfortable experience
- Short procedure time
- Ideal any time of the year
- Clinically-proven, safe and effective
Who is SkinPen Microneedling right for?
There are several indications for SkinPen treatment. In younger patients, SkinPen can be used to refresh the skin, adding thickness and improving texture from the healing process. In patients with fine lines and wrinkles, SkinPen Microneedling is excellent for smoothing out the skin and restoring a consistent texture. Finally, in patients with acne damaged skin, post-surgical scars, or scars as a result of injury, SkinPen Microneedling can restart the healing process, allowing the skin to naturally fill in divots, improve discolouration and break down raised scars. Other common areas that can be treated with microneedling include the hands and areas of superficial cellulite.
What to expect from SkinPen Microneedling
Microneedling is designed to cause enough trauma to the skin to elicit the healing and regenerative process, but not enough to cause significant downtime. A topical anaesthetic cream is applied on the area to be treated. Most patients find the treatment itself to be completely painless. The skin will appear slightly pink to red immediately post-procedure, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. A soothing aftercare gel will be provided with each treatment to help minimize dryness and redness and improve the overall result. In many cases, a custom aftercare skin regimen will be recommended following treatment.
Each treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and normal activity can be resumed immediately after treatment. Dryness and redness gradually decrease over 1-3 days following the procedure. Optimal results can take 1-3 treatments and these treatments can be separated by 30-45 days.
Before and After SkinPen Microneedling
View Dr. Somogyi’s before and after SkinPen Microneedling photos in our gallery here.
Risks of SkinPen Microneedling
One of the significant benefits of SkinPen Microneedling is its very low risk profile. The most common treatment responses experienced are dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, discomfort, tenderness, and burning. These conditions resolve over time without any further complications. Dr. Somogyi is available to address any pre- or post-treatment concerns.
At our office, Dr. Somogyi works closely with our Aesthetic Nurse in reviewing all consultations to ensure that SkinPen Microneedling is the appropriate treatment for you and that expected results are ideal. Treatments are performed by our Aesthetic Nurse.
Cost of SkinPen Microneedling
The diversity of microneedling allows for customization of quotes depending on the areas to be treated and the number of treatments required for optimal results. In general, SkinPen Microneedling is charged per treatment area with average cost of $390 per area.