Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses collagen production to treat skin concerns. It can help those looking to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, deep wrinkles, and acne scars. It can also reverse sun damage and pigmentation. At Executive Medical, we use the SkinPen to perform our Microneedling treatments. The procedure is not safe for pregnant women, or those who use certain acne medications.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, Microneedling is used in many anti-aging procedures, as it can smooth and correct damaged skin.
How does it work? The treatment involves your medical professional making small pricks under the skin with a tiny needle. These pricks are only surface level deep and are non-invasive. This procedure encourages your skin to create more collagen. This creates new skin tissue, creating smoother, firmer, more toned skin. It is a very natural procedure.
Microneedling is not just for your face. It can be done all over your body. After treatment, it is recommended to be gentle with your skin for a while. If the sound of needling is bothersome, don’t worry, a topical anesthetic is applied to your skin to reduce chances of pain before treatment. A facial can be added to be applied after the treatment.
Adjustable needle lengths will allow for customized treatments ranging from skin freshening to deep scar repair anywhere on your body. This treatment will lift, tighten, and rejuvenate your skin, visibly reducing your fine lines and wrinkles, and the overall health and circulation of your skin should see significant improvement.
What is the SkinPen™?
The SkinPen™ uses micro-needles, precisely spaced in a cartridge, create invisible, vertical micro perforations into the top layers of your skin. As a result, your skin’s natural repair mechanism goes into overdrive and starts producing elastin and collagen. This procedure will utilize the self-repairing property of your skin, giving you a fully natural form of skin renewal.
The SkinPen™ micro-needling treatment will reverse the signs of sun damage, improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, spider veins, and hyperpigmentation. Your pores will be visibly smaller. You can use this skin treatment on any part of your body, including your face, neck, arms, and legs.
After your initial treatment, you will notice that your skin has a healthy pink glow with diminished fine lines. Skin naturally takes about four weeks to create new collagen, but it will take about four months for you to observe the full effect of SkinPen™ treatment. It is recommended to have four treatments, spaced at least two weeks apart.
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