Whether you struggle with aging, injury, or acne, when you’re not happy with your skin, you want a solution. While many cutting-edge treatments can erase wrinkles and scars, they can be expensive and time-consuming.
Microneedling uses the same principles as lasers and radiofrequency energy without exposing your skin to extreme light and heat energy. All the most recent advances in skin rejuvenation — including microneedling — harness and enhance the body’s inherent ability to heal itself to correct skin problems.
At Enrich Family Practice, our expert nurse practitioners use the FDA-cleared SkinPen® for microneedling. SkinPen was The Beauty Authority’s 2022 Aesthetics Award Winner for acne scars. In fact, SkinPen was the first microneedling device that the FDA cleared for skin rejuvenation. Here’s why you might want to try it.
1. Microneedling uses your body’s healing powers
SkinPen is a mechanical device that contains dozens of sterile, fine, stainless-steel needles that create vertical wound channels in your skin after it’s been cleansed and numbed. This type of controlled wounding rallies your body’s inflammation and healing processes.
The pen works so quickly that it creates 1,600 micro channels per second with its single-use BioSheath and needle cartridge. Each treatment only takes about 30 minutes.
Your body then rushes blood, nutrients, and white blood cells to the wound channels to disinfect them, remove debris, and rebuild the wounds. The process also causes your skin to create new blood vessels.
After weeks to months, the end result is fresh, new skin filled with newly produced proteins, such as collagen and elastin. Results last up to six months. Microneedling doesn’t use heat or lasers, so it’s safe for all skin types, even very dark skin.
2. Microneedling rejuvenates aging skin
Although you can use microneedling for various applications, one of the most popular is rejuvenating aging skin. Your skin begins to wrinkle and sag because it’s lost fat, collagen, and elastin.
A series of three microneedling treatments forces your skin to create fresh new cells, blood vessels, and proteins. Your skin doesn’t just look younger; it actually is younger.
3. Microneedling tightens sagging necks
Even if you were diligent with moisturizers and sunscreen, sooner or later, your neck skin will probably sag. Neck skin is thinner than the rest of your skin and lacks oil glands, which can keep skin moist and firm.
As the neck skin loses collagen and supportive fatty tissue, the result is the dreaded “turkey neck.” Unwanted features of the turkey neck include crepey, loose skin, and even a wattle.
By stimulating the production of new collagen in thin neck skin, the SkinPen helps your neck skin gain thickness and flexibility. Over a series of treatments and the weeks to months it takes your skin to rebuild itself, your neck skin becomes tighter to reduce crepey texture, wrinkles, and sagging.
4. Microneedling smooths out scars
Scars result from disordered collagen that’s quickly put into place to heal an injury to the skin. One of the reasons the SkinPen is so effective at reducing the look of acne and other scars is that its dozens of thin needles break up the disordered scar tissue.
You can use microneedling on acne or wound scars on the face. However, the SkinPen can also treat body scars, including stretch marks.
5. Microneedling improves skin texture
Even if your skin hasn’t started to age and you’re not troubled by acne scars, you could still benefit from a SkinPen treatment. Because the wounding and healing process thickens and tightens your skin, a SkinPen session can improve the look and clarity of your skin by:
- Tightening and shrinking large pores
- Removing age spots and sun damage
- Improving texture and tone
“Write” your way to the skin of your dreams by booking an affordable SkinPen microneedling treatment today. Contact us by phone at 432-200-9052 or use our online form.