December 27, 2022

There is no denying the strong correlation between the appearance of our skin and our self-confidence. Whether fine lines and wrinkles make us feel we look older than we are or acne scarring makes us insecure when meeting new people, we ALL have skin concerns that we’d like to improve. SkinPen® Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment that improves a multitude of skin concerns with little to no downtime. It’s affordable, appropriate for all skin types and colors, and easily fits into the busiest lifestyles. No wonder SkinPen® has become the skincare industry’s gold-standard microneedling device! It not only improves fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, and stretch marks, but it also boosts self-confidence!


SkinPen® is a Technology You Can Trust!

To date, SkinPen® Precision is the ONLY class II microneedling device that is FDA approved for safety and efficacy. It is hands down the safest treatment available on the market. SkinPen® is clinically proven to achieve safe, effective, and visible results when used as indicated. But what sets it apart from other microneedling devices?


What Makes SkinPen® Unique?

The SkinPen® Precision device is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art tool only available through a medically supervised licensed skincare provider. The device looks like a large, blue pen with a disposable tip filled with 14 surgical-grade stainless steel needles. These needles are very tiny and fine, hence the term “microneedling.” Unlike other devices on the market, the tip of SkinPen® moves very smoothly and evenly as it vibrates across the skin and does not allow for any organic material to be drawn up to the handpiece and possibly containment the device. These features ensure a safe treatment for patients and more uniform results!


How Does SkinPen® Work?

SkinPen® works by painlessly creating hundreds of microscopic channels in the skin’s surface. As a result, your skin believes it has been injured, and collagen and elastin production is stimulated. Collagen and elastin are vital proteins in the skin that help keep it smooth, plump, firm, and youthful-looking!

As we age, the production of these proteins decreases significantly. Collagen and elastin are also damaged as a result of acne scarring. By boosting their production, SkinPen® causes the skin to heal smoother, fuller, and tighter virtually anywhere on your body!


What Conditions Can SkinPen® Treat?

SkinPen® Microneedling is incredibly versatile. A series of four to six treatments can significantly improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne scarring, sagging skin, and even stretch marks! Plus, unlike many laser resurfacing treatments used to treat the same conditions, SkinPen® is safe to perform on any skin color and requires little to no downtime!

Common skin concerns that may benefit from SkinPen® Microneedling:

  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Loss of elasticity/sagging skin
  • Vertical lines between the breasts
  • Uneven skin tone/hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scarring & Chicken Pox scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Post-surgical scarring/scar revision
  • Stretch marks


What is a SkinPen® Treatment Like?

At your first treatment, your skin will be cleansed, and numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area to ensure you are comfortable during your service. Once your numbing cream is removed, your Skin Artisans Advanced Practice Esthetician will apply a hyaluronic acid gel to your skin so the device can glide smoothly over the surface of your skin. You may feel a mild vibration, but no pain should be expected with your treatment.

During a SkinPen® treatment, your provider will pay special attention to key areas of concern, such as acne scars and wrinkles. She may use a technique called “stamping” in these areas, which involves using a deeper setting for the microneedles in the same spot to induce a more profound injury. This technique may cause light, pinpoint bleeding at the skin’s surface, which will quickly resolve.

Your SkinPen® provider may also use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) during your treatment to enhance your results and quicken the healing process. This optional treatment method and its benefits will be discussed at your initial consultation.


What’s the Downtime Associated With a SkinPen® Treatment?

Immediately after a SkinPen® treatment, your skin will be slightly flushed and red, almost like a mild sunburn. Over the next few days, your skin may feel tight and dry as new cells push up toward the surface and dead cells slough away. Your provider will discuss how to care for your skin after microneedling, and makeup can be worn the day after your treatment, making SkinPen® very easy to fit into a busy lifestyle!

Most patients see a visible improvement in as little as one SkinPen® treatment. Still, a series of four to six are recommended to see a visible, significant improvement, especially with acne scarring. This is because it takes the body up to three months to rebuild the collagen and elastin stimulated with each treatment. For this reason, your SkinPen® results will continue to improve for three to six months after your last treatment!

Are you interested in improving the health and appearance of your skin with SkinPen® Microneedling? Schedule a complimentary consultation with a Skin Artisans Advanced Practice Esthetician by calling (952) 9234-8414, texting (952) 767-3163, or CLICKING HERE!