The SkinPen is the first-ever FDA-approved device for microneedling, one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. After treatment with the SkinPen, Tampa patients enjoy tighter and smoother skin. It can address wrinkles and acne scars, and it is especially effective on those issues that do not require an extensive procedure for treatment.
The SkinPen is a Class II medical device that contains 12 very thin microneedles. These safely puncture the skin, creating tiny dot-sized microinjuries.
This triggers the body’s natural healing process, encouraging production of collagen and elastin proteins to rebuild and strengthen skin. This restores elasticity for tighter skin. During this repairing process, wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars are smoothed away.
During a consultation prior to a treatment session, you can expect a thorough examination of your skin to ensure that the treatment is right for you. The SkinPen is safe for use on adults age 22 and up. Your goals and expectations from the procedure will also be discussed during your consultation.
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At the start of the SkinPen treatment session, a topical numbing cream is applied to the target area. Once the cream’s effect kicks in and the skin becomes numb, the area is thoroughly cleaned and prepped so that the device can glide smoothly over it.
A typical session doesn’t last more than twenty minutes. During this time, the SkinPen is used to safely penetrate the surface of the skin. The device is moved in horizontal, vertical, and circular motions for even coverage.
After the treatment, soothing gels are applied over the entire area. These provide optimal moisturization and keep the skin safe from external debris.
The procedure is minimally invasive and does not cause any discomfort that would hamper a patient’s daily activities. It is also relatively quicker and more comfortable than most other procedures, taking only 15 to 30 minutes at most.
At least three SkinPen microneedling sessions will be required to achieve desired results, and each session must be spaced three to six weeks apart.
The treatment requires no downtime/recovery time, and patients can go back to their daily life as soon as they leave the clinic. Patients will notice that the skin of the treated region looks redder and has tiny dots right after the procedure. This is completely normal and will fade in time.
Follow all aftercare instructions diligently to ensure quality results and to avoid complications. Since the freshly treated skin will be highly sensitive, there will be a risk of damage if it is exposed to direct sunlight. To avoid this, stay away from the sun for a few days following the procedure. Regular application of sunscreen will also be necessary. Wait a day or two before applying heavy makeup.
The price of a SkinPen treatment is dependent on the med spa you choose for your procedure. Additionally, the number of treatment sessions required can play a role in determining cost.
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