Microneedling With SkinPen
Introducing microneedling, a cosmetic procedure that improves skin texture and appearance. Microneedling helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, fade acne scars, and even out hyperpigmentation. This procedure helps stimulate your skin's natural healing abilities, unveiling glowing skin. At MD Skin Lab, we take our patient's skincare journey seriously. Our experienced aestheticians perform microneedling with the utmost care and precision for a safe and comfortable experience. With our state-of-the-art device, the SkinPen, we deliver exceptional results. Join us on this extraordinary path to revealing your skin's full potential with microneedling, and discover a more confident you!
Microneedling With SkinPen Explained
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skincare procedure that utilizes SkinPen, a specialized device with tiny, sterile needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body's natural healing response, triggering collagen and elastin production. Collagen provides structural support, while elastin maintains skin elasticity. As the skin repairs itself, it undergoes a rejuvenation process, resulting in improved skin texture, firmness, and a youthful appearance.
Microneedling offers a safe and effective way to address various skin concerns and reveal the skin's true potential for a revitalized complexion. We highly recommend using an experienced aesthetician at MD Skin Lab for this procedure.
Why Choose The SkinPen As Your Microneedling Device?
The SkinPen device is renowned for its medical-grade quality. It stands out for its exceptional safety profile, having obtained FDA and Health-Canada clearance and is classified as a minimally invasive device. With its versatility, the SkinPen is equipped with a range of customizable needle depths, allowing aestheticians at MD Skin Lab to tailor treatments to each individual's unique skin needs and desired outcomes.
Designed with patient safety in mind, the SkinPen minimizes the risk of infections and incorporates safety features that enable precise and controlled movements during treatment. The procedure itself is comfortable, and the recovery period is relatively brief. As a comprehensive solution, the SkinPen effectively restores skin health and enhances overall appearance, making it an ideal choice for those seeking results in skin rejuvenation.
Who Is It For And Am I A Candidate?
Microneedling is recommended for anyone wishing to improve their skin's overall appearance. It is an excellent solution for fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, uneven skin tone, acne scars, or hyperpigmentation.
Microneedling is most suitable for most individuals concerned about problematic skin or those looking for a general brightening refresh. At MD Skin Lab, our experienced aestheticians carefully assess your medical history and thoroughly understand your skin concerns. These crucial factors enable them to determine whether the treatment is appropriate and tailored to your needs.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling works by harnessing the body's natural healing response to create positive changes in the skin. The process involves using the SkinPen, a device with tiny, sterile needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the outermost layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, and the underlying layer, called the dermis. When these micro-injuries are made, the body perceives them as injuries and triggers various responses. One of the responses is the release of growth factors and cytokines, which are signalling molecules that stimulate collagen and elastin production. Collagen is a structural protein that provides support and strength to the skin, while elastin is responsible for maintaining its elasticity and flexibility. As the body begins to repair the micro-injuries, it synthesizes new collagen and elastin fibres, improving skin texture, firmness, and resilience.
In addition to this, the micro-injuries create temporary micro-channels in the skin. These channels allow for enhanced absorption of topical skincare products, such as serums or creams, making them more effective in delivering their active ingredients to deeper layers of the skin. Microneedling also promotes neovascularization, which is the formation of new blood vessels. This increased blood flow to the treated area further supports healing and improves overall skin health.
By initiating collagen synthesis, elastin production, improved blood circulation, and enhanced product absorption, microneedling revitalizes the skin from within, resulting in a more youthful, smoother, and rejuvenated complexion!
What Areas Can Be Treated With Microneedling?
Microneedling can treat several areas, including the following:
Is Microneedling With The SkinPen Safe?
Microneedling is a safe procedure. We always recommend using an experienced aesthetician to perform the procedure, like at MD Skin Lab.
What Will Occur During The Appointment?
Upon arrival at MD Skin Lab, our aesthetician will greet you at the door. You will then be taken to the appointment room for a consultation. This helps your aesthetician understand your skin concerns and goals and gain knowledge about your medical history. These factors help us obtain a good judgment of whether microneedling with SkinPen is suitable for you.
Step one is to cleanse the skin of any makeup or debris to start the procedure. A numbing cream will be applied topically to help mitigate discomfort. Based on your skin goals and desired results, the aesthetician will choose the most appropriate needle depth of the SkinPen. The device will create micro-channels with the needles through controlled motion and depth, penetrating your skin. Once the process has been completed, your aesthetician will clean your skin and apply a serum to help soothe it.
How Long Will A SkinPen Microneedling Appointment Take?
Microneedling can last anywhere from 30 minutes up to an hour depending on how much skin treatment coverage is required.
What Does Microneedling Feel Like?
You may feel some subtle prickling of the skin or even a slight bit of pressure. Some patients could experience minimal bleeding or develop some redness while undergoing Microneedling. However, it is common and usually resolves quickly.
Please note that the face is numbed to minimize discomfort.
What Is The Downtime After Microneedling?
You can expect your face to be pink to red for a few days. We recommend avoiding the sun post-treatment. For the following days, we suggest that a medical-grade sunscreen is applied to continue protecting the skin. Avoid harsh skincare products with active ingredients or exfoliants until the skin heals.
How Many Appointments Will I Need And When Will I See The Results?
The number of appointments required is based on your skin goals. There are many different skin types, and for some individuals, that may be a few appointments with significant spacing in between and for others, it can be more frequent. Typically, we recommend 3 treatments for optimal results. You will need 4-6+ treatments for skin conditions such as acne scars.
Your aesthetician will be able to provide you with a customized plan during the consultation to streamline the correct number of appointments that are tailored to your skin's needs.
The results of Microneedling can vary based on individual skin types, needs, and goals. Each person's skin is unique, and therefore, outcomes may differ. However, noticeable improvements can typically be observed within a week after the treatment. These positive changes may include reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving overall skin texture, and creating a more even skin tone.
To ensure long-lasting results, it is essential to maintain a consistent skincare regimen and be mindful of excessive sun exposure. Over time, the skin will naturally produce collagen and elastin, leading to a beautiful and radiant complexion. Regular follow-up treatments help maintain the achieved results and ensure the continued improvement and vitality of the skin.
Will I Experience Any Side Effects?
Side effects typically include mild discomfort or pain during the procedure, skin dryness, and temporary swelling and redness in the treated area. These side effects are usually temporary and tend to resolve within a few days after the treatment.