SkinPen is the only FDA-approved microneedling device, offering a safe and effective microneedling experience that tightens the skin, reduces fine lines, and improves your complexion. Springs Aesthetics offers SkinPen microneedling for men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado.
What is SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen is a microneedling device, and the first to receive clearance by the FDA. This makes it one of the safest microneedling treatment options available. Like standard microneedling treatments, the SkinPen microneedling device uses tiny needles to pierce the skin’s surface. This triggers an immune system response from the body, which produces new collagen and repairs the skin tissue as a result. This process remodels the skin, improving both skin health and appearance. As a result, SkinPen microneedling is a great option to address the following concerns:
- Wrinkles and lines
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
How Much Does SkinPen Microneedling Cost?
After your consultation, we will discuss the cost of your SkinPen microneedling treatment and explain our payment options, including financing that may be available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon®.
Am I a Candidate for SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen microneedling doesn’t rely on chemicals, heat or other aggressive treatment methodologies. This makes it safe for nearly all skin types. It is appropriate for the treatment of acne scars for patients with all Fitzpatrick skin types. It is appropriate for treating lines and wrinkles for patients with Fitzpatrick skin types II through IV. Some conditions should be resolved prior to having a SkinPen microneedling treatment, and our aestheticians can help you decide if microneedling is right for you.
How is SkinPen Microneedling Performed?
The SkinPen microneedling device is a handheld, pen-shaped device that has a series of tiny needles on the end of it. This device is placed onto the skin as these needles make micro-perforations in the skin’s surface. However, we will apply a topical anesthetic to the skin prior to treatment to minimize any discomfort. The depth of the skin piercing will depend on your skin type and the cosmetic concerns that are being addressed. For example, patients seeking general skin health improvements can benefit from a shallow depth of treatment. Conversely, acne scars and stretch marks will require deeper penetration into the skin. The full SkinPen microneedling treatment generally takes 45 minutes to one hour.
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How Many SkinPen Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?
Generally, 2-4 treatments are advised, however, more may be necessary for some individuals depending on the cosmetic concerns being addressed. The results are additive, meaning that you will notice more significant improvements from treatment with each additional treatment session.
What is Recovery Like After SkinPen Microneedling?
Your skin may feel sensitive—as if you have a mild sunburn—for the first few days. It may also have a pink or light red appearance. Most patients are red for 24-48 hours or less. That means you can get the procedure performed on a Friday and be typically back to normal for work on Monday. We recommend that you let your skin rest for 72 hours before using any skin care products or makeup. You should also avoid sunlight during this time and always use sunscreen in the future. Sunlight can break down collagen faster. We will go over the proper regimen to follow during your consultation & treatment.
Is SkinPen Microneedling Safe?
SkinPen microneedling is effective, gives natural results, is safe for most skin types, has minimal downtime and minimal discomfort. Additionally, the SkinPen device is the only FDA-approved microneedling device on the market, making it the gold standard for safety when it comes to microneedling.
What Results Can I Expect from SkinPen Microneedling?
After SkinPen microneedling, new collagen production can take up to six weeks. Your results will gradually improve after your microneedling treatment, but this means it can take 2-3 months for the final results to become visible. At this point, your skin will look younger with fewer signs of aging, creating a fresher appearance or glow. Based on your lifestyle, you may enjoy the benefits of SkinPen microneedling for six months to one year. The determining factor is how quickly your body breaks down collagen, and this varies by patient.
Can SkinPen Microneedling be Combined with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)?
Yes, SkinPen microneedling can indeed be combined with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy. This combination is often referred to as "microneedling with PRP" or a "vampire facial." During the procedure, PRP, which is derived from the patient's own blood, is applied to the skin after the microneedling process. The tiny channels created by the microneedling allow for better absorption and penetration of the PRP into the deeper layers of the skin. PRP contains a high concentration of growth factors that promote collagen production, enhance tissue regeneration, and improve overall skin health. Combining SkinPen microneedling with PRP can further enhance the results, leading to improved skin texture, tone, and a more youthful appearance. During your consultation, we can help you determine if microneedling with PRP is a good option for you.
For more than 20 years, Dr. John Burroughs has helped men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado, as well as internationally, by providing exceptional care in plastic surgery and eyelid surgery. At his practice, he also offers medical spa treatments that are performed by his aestheticians. To learn more about SkinPen microneedling, contact us today to schedule a consultation.