As each person's biology and needs are different, treatment
requirements and response to treatments will vary. The number of sessions
required and the depth of treatment will vary based on what each individual
would like to achieve.
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Sessions, Desired Results
While multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal
results, noticeable results are typically seen just one week following
treatment and gradually improve as the body's healing process promotes the
production of healthy, new cells and extracellular matrix (e.g., collagen,
elastin, hyaluronic acid).
Patients with uneven skin-tone and fine lines may see a result
after just one treatment, while those looking to soften the appearance of acne
scarring may require several treatments.
SkinPen is extremely versatile and can be used on all parts of
the body: face, neck, decolletage, arms, hand, legs, abdomen and back. This
versatility makes SkinPen especially helpful when addressing acne scars on the
back and stretch marks on the body.
SkinPen helps minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles,
and acne or body scars while also reducing pore size and promoting that
radiant, even skin-tone that everybody wants.
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), or microneedling, is the
procedure by which the body's natural response to healing is used to increase
the amount of extracellular matrix such as collagen or elastin in the
skin. The micro-channels created by the SkinPen allow for leakage of
blood, serum, and lymph in a controlled and temporary manner. These
"injuries" are enough to initiate the wound healing cascade
which is composed of three basic phases.
with SkinPen are typically tolerated very well by patients, many reporting that
they feel little-to-no discomfort during the procedure. Your SkinPen provider
will work with you to ensure your comfort during your procedure.
is a minimally invasive procedure; however, since the skin is being penetrated
there will be some mild effects afterwards. These effects will vary based on
needle depth used and intensity of treatment. Typical post-treatment effects
are as follows:
- Day 1: Mild to moderate swelling and redness, similar to a
mild sunburn. There may be some mild bruising as well.
- Day 2: Some persisting redness may be present, but all
redness bruising and swelling should be diminishing.
- Day 3: Most redness, bruising and swelling should be nearly
gone. Normal appearance with makeup may be achieved.
- Day 4: Appear mostly normal at this point with some minor