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SkinPen is a little tool that can make a big difference to your skin’s texture. We offer it to our patients at the Skin and Cancer Institute because we like how it can smooth acne scars and wrinkles and leave your skin glowing in as little as three sessions.

What is SkinPen?

SkinPen is a handheld microneedling system to treat acne scars and wrinkles. It works on both the face and the neck in as few as three sessions spaced 30 days apart.

Five Benefits of SkinPen

There are many benefits of SkinPen, including that it requires little to no downtime, it can be used year-round, is effective on all skin types, it’s safe, and is FDA cleared. It’s comfortable because numbing cream is used before and during the procedure.

SkinPen Versus Chemical Peel and Lasers

The advantage of SkinPen microdermabrasion over a chemical peel is that it can be performed year-round, even after sun exposure. On the other hand, it’s recommended that you avoid the sun before and after getting a chemical peel or laser treatment.

How Microneedling Works

Microneedling is a procedure that pierces your skin to create thousands of microchannels. These tiny injuries to your skin stimulate your body’s natural healing process to repair acne scars and wrinkles. This remodeling of tissue improves your skin from the inside out. It does not cause any significant damage, and the overall structure of your skin remains intact.

How The Skin Heals

Your skin goes through three phases to heal from microneedling.

  • Inflammation: your immune system is triggered when the skin is pierced. Blood flow increases, and your body begins to create new tissue.
  • Proliferation: The wound is rebuilt with a new network of blood vessels and cells.
  • Remodeling: The skin is rebuilt with new tissues.

What It’s Like to Get Microneedling

You’ll feel a slight sensation and the vibration of the SkinPen during the half-hour microneedling procedure. It doesn’t hurt, though, because the skin is numbed before the procedure.

What Happens Afterward

Your skin will look like it’s sunburned after you get microdermabrasion with the SkinPen. You might also experience some tightness, itching, and discomfort. Your dermatologist will provide simple instructions for how to care for your post-procedure skin.

Once Your Skin Heals

Your skin will look radiant once it heals. After it goes through inflammation and proliferation, your skin is rebuilt with new tissue, which means it will look better than before. Expect acne scars and wrinkles to look smoother and less noticeable. Also, expect the overall look of your skin to be vibrant and glowing.

In Summary

SkinPen is a small handheld tool for microdermabrasion of the face and neck. It’s effective year-round on all skin types. The tiny micro-wounds are rebuilt with a new network of blood vessels and tissues as the skin heals. This new skin looks radiant and smoother than before.

Ready to begin your journey to smoother, more radiant skin? Contact us today at the Skin and Cancer Institute to schedule your SkinPen sessions with one of our providers.