The Ultimate Skin Rejuvenation: Everything You Need To Know About SkinPen Microneedling
If you’re looking to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, superficial scarring and other skin concerns, you are probably considering SkinPen Skin Needling treatment as your solution. This medical-grade technology gets amazing results whilst being non-invasive, non-surgical and effective for men & women with all skin types.
But can you be sure that it’s the right option for you?
At Body Recon we care about giving you all the facts, so you can be sure you’re making the right decision for your skin. Here is everything you need to know about how SkinPen Skin Needling works and what to expect if you choose it as your treatment.
How does SkinPen Skin Needling work?
The notion of skin needling aims to create a controlled wound using micro-punctures. The small, fine needles create superficial punctures in the skin which prompt a natural healing process. This natural healing process stimulates collagen and elastin – two key elements to fresher, younger-looking skin. When the treatment is performed on scar tissue, the penetration of the needles helps to break down the scar tissue and allows the skin to reform.
What is the SkinPen Skin Needling procedure like?
SkinPen Skin Needling is a fairly simple procedure which can generally be performed in under 30 minutes. Some mild discomfort may be felt during the treatment, though with the application of numbing cream it is very bearable. Single-use needles are used for each client within a sterilised environment.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment your skin will have redness, which intensifies about an hour after the procedure and lasts around 24 hours in total. During this first day you should avoid any exercise or sun exposure. Between the third and seventh day after treatment you will experience some dryness and flaking. This is usually easy to cover up – after 24 hours you will be able to apply a light coverage of mineral foundation if needed.
How do I care for my skin after the treatment?
It is important that you allow your skin to heal during the week following treatment. Our clinician will supply you with all the aftercare items you need to ensure you have the optimal healing process. This includes take-home lotions for your skin to remain hydrated, which will allow a quicker healing time and improve the results of your procedure. These will also ensure that you feel more comfortable during the healing process.
In the first 7 days following treatment we will help you take your skin care routine back to basics, providing you with a cleanser, moisturiser and SPF 30+ or SPF 50+ cream that should be used in the areas recommended by your clinician. You should avoid any exfoliation within these first 7 days. After a week, you can use a gentle enzyme exfoliator to remove any flaking skin and begin using your ‘active’ ranges of skin care products again. It is especially ideal at this time to start incorporating Vitamin A back into your routine.
How many treatments will I have?
While you will see an improvement after one treatment, which will leave your skin looking refined and refreshed, a minimum of three treatments is advised for optimal results with SkinPen Skin Needling. For some skin concerns we will recommend that a longer course of sessions are needed, such as when treating deep wrinkles, scarring or pigment disorders such as melasma. Treatments are typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Skin Needling treatments may also be used in conjunction with laser or peeling treatments.
How do I prepare my skin for SkinPen Skin Needling?
Before you have your SkinPen Skin Needling treatment, we will ensure that your skin is strong and in a healthy condition. It is ideal to prepare your skin by using active serums, such as Vitamin A, and a pigment block.
Vitamin A serum is commonly referred to as Retinoid, and helps to stimulate cellular turnover to promote the production of collagen and elastin. This also provides benefits of improving fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, texture, dryness and congestion.
Pigment block serum is commonly referred to as “tyrosinase inhibitors”. Tyrosinase is an enzyme that naturally exists in our skin and plays a valuable role in the production of melanin (pigment). A tyrosinase inhibitor will slow and control the action of tyrosinase to prevent pigmentation from occurring.
Interested in finding out more?
SkinPen Skin Needling is safe, uses natural recovery, brings little discomfort and requires minimal downtime, making it a popular choice here at Body Recon. However, it is important that you make the right choice for your skin needs, and our goal is to give you all the information you need to make an educated decision about the best treatment for you. If you’re interested in learning more, book a free consultation with us here or by calling (03)5221 1747 and we’ll give you our expert advice.
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