As we get older, bothersome signs of aging, sun-damage, and lifestyle habits such as smoking begin to creep up on us. These visible aesthetic concerns can negatively affect our self-image and how others perceive us. But, there’s a new non-surgical solution for men and women who want to achieve younger, healthier-looking skin. It’s called SkinPen®, and can be done in a simple in-office visit without the scars, side effects or downtime associated with more invasive procedures.
HOW DOES SKINPEN® WORK?
SkinPen® is the first FDA-approved microneedling pen on the market. It’s a minimally-invasive procedure that precisely targets problem areas by stimulating the body’s natural healing process. Your trained SkinPen® technician will use the handpiece to correct a wide variety of cosmetic concerns in as little as 30-minutes.
SkinPen® can address common skin conditions including; large pore size, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and overall tone and texture.
PRP WITH SKINPEN®
Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) with microneedling has become a highly popular skin rejuvenation procedure for many patients. PRP is a regenerative medicine that uses your own enriched plasma to improve skin health.
After a simple blood draw, platelets are separated while you wait. Your specialist will re-insert the growth factors, platelets, and stem cells into predetermined treatment areas. The enriched plasma helps to repair and build new skin cells. Meanwhile, the SkinPen® makes microchannels under the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
WHAT MAKES SKINPEN® SO EFFECTIVE?
SkinPen® is safe and effective for all skin types from light to dark. The device utilizes a single-use micro-needle attachment that can be adjusted to any skin thickness or type. The revolutionary device allows us to give every patient the best possible outcome with the least amount of recovery time.
WHAT ARE THE EXPECTED RESULTS?
Immediately following your SkinPen® treatment, you’ll notice a smoother, more radiant complexion. Continued improvement will gradually occur as collagen production renews deeper layers of tissue leaving you with lasting results. Multiple sessions may be necessary to meet your ultimate goals depending on the severity of your condition. SkinPen® treatments are spaced between four and six weeks apart. Once desired results are achieved, it’s safe to have touch-up treatments as needed.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
SkinPen® is a minimally-invasive procedure with very little side effects. You may experience redness or tenderness (similar to a sunburn) after your treatment. Typically, side effects should subside within a few days.
WHERE ELSE CAN IT BE USED?
Although most patients opt to have the procedure done on their face or neck, SkinPen® can also be done anywhere on the body such as the chest or hands. Talk to your SkinPen® specialist about whether the treatment may be right for you.
To learn more about SkinPen®, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Germantown & Collierville, TN areas.