Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that minimizes the signs of aging, improves the appearance of acne scars, and rejuvenates aging skin. The SkinPen® microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to the remodeling of collagen and elastin.
SkinPen® works by creating a series of hundreds of microscopic channels in the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, helping skin to look and feel healthier.
What can I expect during treatment?
A topical anesthetic is applied prior to treatment. Generally, patients report feeling just the slight vibration of the SkinPen® during the treatment.
How long is the recovery time?
The total healing time depends on each individual. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild to moderate sunburn) for two to four days following the microneedling procedure. Some people may see their skin return to normal in about 24 hours.
When will I see results?
The natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress through the course of several weeks. Damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately. You may not see the final result for up to six months following your final session. *Individual results will vary.