Rejuvenating the skin’s surface can come in a number of different procedures, but SkinPen® microneedling is one of the hottest treatments in today’s skincare world. By creating thousands of tiny micro-injuries in the skin, this non-surgical procedure can stimulate collagen, improve texture and tone, and even improve the appearance of long-lasting scars.
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- SpaVie is a premier medical spa serving Twin Cities residents as well as outlying communities including Wayzata, St. Cloud, Minnetonka, and Sartell and visitors from out of state. We are conveniently located for easy travel.
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Best Candidates for SkinPen Microneedling
Candidates for SkinPen microneedling treatments can be men or women in good overall physical and mental health. Most people who get microneedling treatments hope to address surface skin problems, such as enlarged pores, fine lines or wrinkles, a dull complexion or minor acne scars. Microneedling can also help firm the skin’s texture, helping to improve minor skin laxity.
Depending on your needs, Dr. Harrington may recommend alternate or additional treatments to rejuvenate your complexion. Many people choose to combine SkinPen microneedling with PRP facial rejuvenation, a treatment more commonly known as a “vampire facial.” For those looking for a more intensive resurfacing treatment, laser skin resurfacing offers another alternative.
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What to Expect
Before starting your microneedling treatment, your aesthetic provider will apply a topical numbing cream to your face to help keep you comfortable during the procedure. While you wait for the numbness to set in, you can read a book, check your emails or simply relax. Once you are ready, usually after about 45 minutes, your practitioner will pass the microneedling device over your skin. You may feel small vibrations where the SkinPen device passes and occasional pricks on the skin, but because of the anesthetic, most people report feeling little discomfort during microneedling.
Recovery & Results
Immediately following microneedling treatment, your provider will apply a cooling serum or lotion to your skin and you’ll be asked to avoid touching your face for the rest of the day. You may wash your face gently with water before going to sleep that night. Be sure to keep your skin moisturized over the following few days. Your face will appear slightly red for 2 to 3 days after your treatment, but it should only appear as noticeable as a minor sunburn. You may develop some slight bruising, which should fade within a few days.
Your results should gradually develop over the coming weeks and months. You may notice that your skin appears clearer, more even-toned and that your blemishes lighten or fade away entirely. Your skin may become firmer and plumper, diminished minor laxity or wrinkles. Most people get a series of 3 to 6 microneedling treatments, with each session building upon the results of the last.
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*This information is for education only and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.