What is MicroSkin Rejuvenation?
MicroSkin Rejuvenation utilizing SkinPen® technology is a transient, non-surgical, cosmetic micro-needling treatment which creates a number of “micro” skin punctures to stimulate tissue regeneration and improve the appearance of the skin.
How does MicroSkin Rejuvenation work?
Immediately following an injury, our skin begins the process of dissolving tissue damage and replacing it with new cells and extracellular matrix (ECM). Micro-needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating precise, micro injuries in the skin to automatically trigger remodeling without causing scar tissue formation.
What are the benefits?
MicroSkin Rejuvenation procedures are beneficial because skin remodeling can help reduce the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks, as well as rejuvenate aging skin.
Who is a candidate?
One of the most exciting things about SkinPen® is that it can be used on all types of skin, on all skin colors. Talk to your SkinPen® provider to discuss specific needs.
What areas of the body can it be used for?
MicroSkin Rejuvenation utilizing SkinPen®’s variable needle depth technology allows for versatility and therefore it can be used on many parts of the body, including the face, neck, and décolleté.
How long does the procedure take and will it hurt?
The procedure typically takes 30 minutes. SkinMatrx staff will apply a topical anesthetic to the skin prior to the procedure. This allows for a relatively pain-free experience.
What is the downtime and what side effects should I expect?
The total healing time depends on each individual patient. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for 1-3 days. Some patients may heal completely in 24 hours. *Individual results will vary.
When will I see results?
Patients may notice healthier looking skin immediately. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Keep in mind dermal collagen remodeling takes place over time. Damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately. You may not see the final result for up to 3-6 months following your final session. *Individual results will vary.
How many procedures are recommended?
The number of procedures required will be determined by each patient’s desired goals. Most patients receive a series of 3 procedures spaced about 4 weeks apart. Your provider will develop a procedure plan specific to you and also a maintenance plan to help maintain the rejuvenating effects.
What products do I use after treatment?
Skin Matrx will instruct you on all appropriate post-treatment homecare products to best suit your specific skin care needs.
Can I wear make-up immediately following a procedure?
Patients typically can resume their normal makeup regimen 2-3 days following their SkinPen® procedure depending on the area and type of procedure performed.
Can I get a MicroSkin Rejuvenation procedure if I’m pregnant?
SkinPen® is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.
Is there anyone who should not use SkinPen®?
Treatment is tolerated by almost all skin types and skin colors. Skin Matrx staff will determine if SkinPen is right for you.