As we age, we start to lose collagen. Microneedling works by using small sterile needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. This stimulates your body’s own natural healing process to generate collagen and rejuvenate. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, improving the appearance of fine lines and skin tightening.
This process is safe for patients of all skin types/ skin color and requires little to no down time.
Results can be expected after the first treatment but usually patients will require a series of 3 to 6 treatments spaced one month apart.
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first Microneedling device in the world to be cleared/ approved by the U.S. FDA. It has been clinically proven safe and effective for the treatment of facial acne scars for patients ages 22 and up. It features non-reusable treatment heads and is safety sealed to prevent contamination of the handheld device with bodily fluids.
The skin may look red, be mildly swollen and/ or sensitive and there will be very small visible puncture marks. This will be most noticeable the first 24 hours and will resolve over the next 2 or 3 days. There is no restriction on activity and most people return immediately to their daily routine.