Microneedling works by creating microscopic holes in your skin’s outer layers. These pathways initiate a natural immune response whereby your skin produces collagen, elastin, and new blood vessels to repair itself. The result is improved skin texture, tone, and laxity as well as a reduction in wrinkles and acne scars.
Beauty Theory is proud to offer microneedling using SkinPen’s patented precision microneedling system. If you struggle with any of the following skin conditions, you may be a great candidate for a SkinPen microneedling treatment:
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Irregular skin texture
- Skin discoloration
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling works by creating microscopic holes in your skin’s outer layers. These pathways initiate a natural immune response whereby your skin produces collagen, elastin, and new blood vessels to repair itself. The result is improved skin texture, tone, and laxity as well as a reduction in fine lines and acne scars.
What to Expect at Your SkinPen Microneedling Appointment
First, Beauty Theory’s medical aesthetician will cleanse your skin and apply a topical numbing cream to help reduce discomfort during your treatment. Then, they’ll use the patented SkinPen Precision Microneedling device to treat the target area. The total treatment time varies depending on the size of the treatment area, however, appointments last about an hour from start to finish.
While microneedling doesn’t typically hurt, you may feel a tingling or scratching sensation that some patients find uncomfortable. Additionally, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may be added to your treatment in order to enhance your results. Topical PRP contains high concentrations of platelets that stimulate stem cells to help the body regenerate and heal at a faster rate. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) uses your own plasma to improve skin texture, heal acne scarring, decrease signs of aging.
Following your SkinPen microneedling appointment, you can resume your day as usual; little to no downtime is required. While some patients notice mild to moderate redness and/or swelling following each treatment, this typically resolves within a day or two. It’s crucial to protect your skin from the sun after with our recommended skin care regimen.
Immediately following your microneedling session, your skin may feel a bit tighter and red. This is normal and will subside within a few hours.
The full results of your treatment will be more apparent as the healing process takes place in the weeks following your appointment. Most patients see optimal results within a few weeks of their final SkinPen microneedling appointment.
We recommend starting with a minimum of 3 sessions and depending on your skin re-evaluation, we may recommend more treatments. The longevity of your treatment depends on your age, the degree of skin damage, and genetics. However, a comprehensive skincare regimen with regular facials can help your results last much longer. No matter what skin concerns you’re dealing with, microneedling is a super effective method of repairing your skin.