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SkinPen®: What Is It and Who Is a Good Candidate?

By Hannah Jones on November 16, 2016


A woman smilingWhen the people of Greenville want to look their best, they visit Back to 30™. We offer so many different options for cosmetic dermatology and non-surgical skin rejuvenation, some patients feel overwhelmed. That's why we take time to explain the procedures available which might be most ideal for a patient.

We have received a number of questions about SkinPen® and how it works. Let's take a moment to go over the basics and who is an ideal candidate for this treatment option.

What Is SkinPen®?

SkinPen® is a special micro-needling device that is used to create tiny punctures in a person's skin as a means of improving its appearance. Thanks to SkinPen®, people can experience exceptional non-surgical skin rejuvenation.

How Does SkinPen® Work?

SkinPen® essentially create tiny micro-injuries to the skin, the process triggering the body's natural repairing process. In basic terms, this means that the needling done by the SkinPen® device stimulates the production of collagen and the growth of new, healthy skin.

What Conditions Can SkinPen® Treat?

SkinPen® is ideal for treating the following cosmetic flaws:

  • Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars

What Parts of the Body Can SkinPen® Treat?

SkinPen® can technically be used to treat any part of the body, though it is most commonly used on the face, the neck, and the upper chest area/decolletage.

Great Cosmetic Results Without the Downtime

Since SkinPen® is safe and does not involve surgery or incisions, the downtime is very little. Patients will often experience some redness, pinkness, or swelling in the area that has been treated for around two to four days. Many people compare it to a sunburn. Some patients may be just fine after 24 hours.

With SkinPen®, there is no need to take time off of work or to rest in bed as incisions heal. You are able to be up and about just fine after the treatment is completed.

Ideal Candidates for SkinPen® Treatment

Ideal candidates for SkinPen® are people who experience blemishes and wrinkles on their skin that result in poor appearance and an aged or haggard look. SkinPen® works on all skin types and colors, so practically anyone can undergo SkinPen® if they wish.

What to Expect During the SkinPen® Procedure

During SkinPen® treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied to the skin to minimize discomfort. The procedure is generally free from pain. A typical SkinPen® session will take up to 30 minutes.

How Many SkinPen® Sessions Are Needed?

This can vary from patient to patient based on their needs. The majority of patients will undergo three to six SkinPen® treatments that are scheduled about two to four weeks apart. This gives the skin ample time to self-repair and for optimal results to be achieved.

The Results of SkinPen® Treatment

Thanks to SkinPen®, patients should have clearer, smoother, healthier skin that looks rejuvenated and refreshed. The finals results of SkinPen® treatment may require up to six months after your final session to become apparent. Given how the SkinPen® procedure is free from downtime, relatively quick, and easy to undergo, patients are quite satisfied with the overall results.

Learn More About SkinPen®

For more information about SkinPen® and your many other options for dealing with signs of advanced age, be sure to contact our anti-aging and wrinkle reduction experts today. We look forward to your visit and helping you look years and years younger.

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