Microneedling in San Diego
As men and women grow older, the cell structures responsible for vibrant, firm, and blemish-free skin begin to deteriorate naturally. Those of us experiencing the formation of facial scarring, uneven skin, fine lines, and wrinkles can begin to look older than we are or want to appear. SkinPen® microneedling stimulates the skin to repair itself and produce new collagen and elastin, improving the overall appearance of the skin.
The SkinPen® is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to encourage skin rejuvenation and combat the effects of aging.
What Can the SkinPen® Address?
Wrinklesand Fine Lines
Wrinkles and fine lines can cause a patient’s face to look worn and tired. Thankfully, the SkinPen® can improve the skin’s elasticity and tightness, smoothing out wrinkles, fine lines, and creases on the skin for a stunning appearance.
Acne Scarringand Other Facial Scars
Acne scarring and other facial scars can significantly discourage a patient’s mood and self-confidence. SkinPen® will promote the production of new collagen and elastin, allowing patients to experience a reduction in scar tissue for clearer skin.
Unevenness in skin texture can develop in the form of roughness, bumpiness, and enlarged pores. The SkinPen® microneedles can break down damaged tissue and rebuild volume for an even, smooth, and healthy skin texture.
What Is the SkinPen® Microneedling Procedure Like?
Do I Need a SkinPen® Consultation?
The consultation process is the beginning of your SkinPen® treatment plan and one of the critical steps in your journey to revitalized skin. At Coastal Plastic Surgeons, we begin to understand each patient’s unique skin concerns case by case. We will evaluate your medical background and the condition of your skin during your consultation to determine your candidacy for SkinPen® treatment.
Once candidacy is confirmed, Coastal Plastic Surgeons will develop a plan tailored to your unique facial structure and skin.
How Is SkinPen® Microneedling Done?
The SkinPen® microneedling device is moved across the skin and creates controlled micro-injuries. This stimulates a natural wound healing response, where the immune system disinfects the wounds and increases blood flow.
As the micro-injuries heal, they will begin to create new dermal tissue and blood vessels responsible for smoothing out uneven skin, reducing wrinkles, and remodeling scar tissue.
After your SkinPen® treatment is complete, aftercare may be applied to support the skin and prevent dryness.
How Long Does SkinPen® Treatment Take?
The SkinPen® procedure typically takes around 30 minutes to an hour.
Patients should also plan their schedules with aftercare and follow-up appointments in mind.
What to Expect After SkinPen® Microneedling
How Long Does It Take to Recover From SkinPen® Microneedling?SkinPen® microneedling requires little to no downtime. Immediately after your treatment, the skin may appear slightly pink or red, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. The most common response to treatment is tightness, rough skin, dryness, peeling, itching, redness, discomfort, burning, and tenderness.
Patients can expect to recover from these microneedling side effects in approximately two to four days without further complications. However, the length of recovery time depends on each patient individually. Some patients may recover fully in 24 hours.
When Will I See Results From My SkinPen® Treatment?Patients may notice their SkinPen® results within one week to one month. Once a patient’s body has completed the healing process, they can enjoy rejuvenated, radiant, and youthful skin.
The results from your SkinPen® treatment are not permanent, and multiple sessions are advised to achieve optimal results. Our providers at Coastal Plastic Surgeons will help you formulate a consistent program to maintain lasting results.
Is the SkinPen® Treatment Painful?The SkinPen® treatment can be used with a topical numbing agent to make the experience comfortable and relatively pain-free. Patients may experience mild irritation after treatment that usually resolves within a few days.
Your provider at Coastal Plastic Surgeons will thoroughly explain what they do to ensure your comfort before and after the microneedling process.