Hitting reset on your skin can be as simple as a 30-minute microneedling treatment! At the Skincare & Laser Center of Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, the SkinPen Microneedling treatment is an innovative option for its ability to transform and rejuvenate the skin. This cutting-edge procedure harnesses the power of microneedles to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, leading to an abundance of benefits for the skin.
Let’s go behind the scenes of SkinPen Microneedling to showcase the science of microneedling, explore its fascinating history, and highlight five reasons why you should turn to PSG Skincare & Laser Center to revitalize your skin with SkinPen Microneedling!
Understanding the Mechanics: How SkinPen Microneedling Works
At the heart of SkinPen Microneedling lies a simple yet effective principle—controlled microtrauma. The procedure involves a device equipped with fine, sterile needles that create microchannels on the skin’s surface. These micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two essential proteins responsible for skin elasticity and firmness.
Why Choose SkinPen for Microneedling?
- SkinPen rejuvenates from the inside out for younger-looking skin.
- SkinPen is safe for all skin types, ages and ethnicities.
- SkinPen is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device.
- SkinPen is proven safe and effective, delivering results that last up to six months.
- SkinPen is a quick-and-easy treatment with little to no downtime.
- SkinPen is proven to improve the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles on the neck.
Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling:
- Collagen Boost for Enhanced Elasticity: One of the primary benefits of SkinPen Microneedling is its unparalleled ability to boost collagen production. As the microchannels heal, the skin generates new collagen fibers with improved elasticity. This leads to a firmer, more youthful complexion and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Diminished Scars and Acne Marks: SkinPen Microneedling has proven efficacy in reducing the visibility of scars and acne marks. The microchannels created during the procedure break down old scar tissue and stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells. SkinPen is an invaluable tool for individuals seeking a smoother, more even skin texture.
- Enhanced Product Absorption: The micro-channels created by SkinPen Microneedling act as pathways for skincare products to penetrate deeper into the skin. This ability for heightened absorption ensures that serums and creams can more effectively target and address specific skin concerns. As a result, the overall efficacy of skincare routines is significantly amplified.
- Improved Skin Tone and Texture: SkinPen Microneedling promotes an even skin tone by reducing hyperpigmentation and discoloration. Additionally, the procedure helps refine the skin’s texture, making it smoother and more radiant. Individuals who struggle with uneven skin tone or rough texture find SkinPen Microneedling a transformative solution.
- Minimized Pore Size: Enlarged pores can be a source of frustration for many. SkinPen Microneedling minimizes pore size by prompting collagen production around the pores. Shrinking the pores improves the skin’s overall appearance and helps prevent the accumulation of debris that can lead to breakouts.
The Journey Through Microneedling History:
Microneedling, in various forms, has a history dating back centuries. Ancient cultures, such as the Egyptians and Chinese, utilized rudimentary needling techniques to address multiple skin concerns. However, it wasn’t until the mid-20th century that microneedling gained traction in modern dermatology.
In the 1990s, the concept of controlled skin injury to induce collagen production gained prominence. Initially known as “percutaneous collagen induction therapy,” microneedling evolved into the sophisticated procedures we have today. SkinPen, with its adjustable needle depth and precision, represents the pinnacle of this evolution. SkinPen, which is made in the USA, is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device—so you can feel confident it has been rigorously tested for safety.
Now, in 2024, microneedling is an easy three-step process! The first step in the process is called inflammation. During this step, the SkinPen’s microneedles pierce the skin, triggering the patient’s immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and create new tissue.
The second stage is called proliferation. The micro-wounds created by the SkinPen during this step are rebuilt with new granulation cells that include collagen proteins. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops in this stage.
The last step in the SkinPen process is called remodeling. The new dermal tissues and blood vessels created in step two are comprised of rich collagen and elastin proteins. These proteins improve the skin’s youthfulness!
Ideal Candidates and Common Skin Concerns:
SkinPen Microneedling is a versatile treatment suitable for various skin types and concerns. Ideal candidates often include individuals looking to address:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars and marks
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Enlarged pores
- Loss of skin firmness and elasticity
Individuals interested in SkinPen Microneedling to book a consultation with one of the PSG Skincare & Laser Center professional experts who can assess their unique needs and curate an appropriate treatment plan.
Patients are Seeing Real Results:
At the PSG Skincare & Laser Center, Lulu Martin, the in-practice Licensed Medical Aesthetician, performs the SkinPen Microneedling for fine lines, acne scars, uneven skin tone and texture, enlarged pores and loss of skin firmness and elasticity. The two Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis Board-Certified Physician Assistants, Allyn Farmer and Heather Draper, perform the SkinPen Microneedling for scar-related concerns.
- 94% of all SkinPen patients noticed an improvement in their fine lines and wrinkles one month post-treatment.
- 80% of all SkinPen patients said they noticed an improvement in acne scars in the treated area one month after treatment.
- 90% of all patients said they would recommend SkinPen treatment to family and friends one month post-treatment.
“SkinPen is such a reliable microneedling device with years of consistency and science backing its ability. The downtime is minimal, and the results are guaranteed. I love this treatment for my patients!”
-Lulu Martin, Licensed Medical Aesthetician at PSG Skincare & Laser Center
Does Microneedling Have Any Downtime?
Microneedling doesn’t involve surgery or incisions, so there is no need to take time off from work after a SkinPen Microneedling treatment session unless a patient would like to. It is important to note that a patient’s skin may be flushed and tender, especially in the first week following your microneedling treatment. Patients may also see slight swelling and bleeding. Your provider will provide post-care instructions that may limit your daily activities, such as working out and your regular skincare regimen, for a few days after treatment so your skin can recover.
Celebrate Confidence Through SkinPen Microneedling At the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis!
The journey to radiant skin is not just about addressing imperfections but embracing the transformative power of self-care. Beyond its physical benefits, SkinPen Microneedling profoundly impacts an individual’s confidence and self-esteem by allowing individuals to take control of their skincare journey and achieve the vibrant, healthy skin they deserve.