Microneedling is a skin-improvement procedure based on the science of skin regeneration. Microneedling devices, such as the SkinPen, apply mechanical force with very tiny needles that create precise micro-injuries on your dermal layer, essentially creating “breaks” in your skin. This triggers the healing process, inducing the skin’s self-repairing mechanism that creates collagen and elastin, both of which help improve skin texture, tone and pigmentation.

SkinPen Microneedling Can Be Used on Different Body Areas

Microneedling devices are versatile, medical-grade instruments for skin rejuvenation. The skin care professionals here at Plastic Surgery Associates use SkinPen on different body parts that contain wrinkles, scars, stretch marks or hyperpigmentation. Depending on your specific condition, our team can adjust the depth of needle intrusion to reach the target tissues. Microneedling devices can be effective on the face, neck, decolletage, arms, legs and abdominal area and are a great alternative to laser skin treatments for patients who aren’t ready to undergo such a procedure.

Inducing Collagen Affects the Skin in Different Ways

Collagen strengthens your structurally damaged skin and tissues regardless of whether that damage was caused by injuries, infection or the natural aging process. This is where microneedling with SkinPen comes in. Acne scars or facial skin with folds and wrinkles show improved texture and a smoother appearance after a number of microneedling sessions. Utilizing microneedling allows collagen and elastin induction to target specific areas where you need the most boost. Collagen smooths lines and wrinkles, while microneedling breaks up your fibrous scar tissue, allowing new, smoother skin to regenerate.

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Multi-Treatment Approach to Skin Improvement

Microneedling creates tiny breaks in your dermal and subdermal layers to enhance the absorption of beneficial serums and other skin treatments. Nutrients diffused into your skin quickly jump-start the rejuvenation process. Effects are visible much sooner, as compared to other therapies like laser procedures. Hyaluronic acid may also be applied on an as-needed basis after the first treatment. This product hydrates the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Microneedling Requires Minimal Downtime

A microneedling treatment session takes about 30-60 minutes, and the number of sessions depends on your skin type and condition. As a non-surgical procedure, microneedling isn’t known for many side effects outside of some short term localized redness, which is easily camouflaged with makeup. You will notice an improvement in skin texture within seven days, and even better results are achieved by a series of treatments over time.

See What Microneedling Can Do For You

The SkinPen and similar devices will improve your aging and damaged skin. It’s worth considering if you want to try a minimally invasive procedure for better skin at any age. Contact our skin care professionals in our Las Vegas plastic surgery practice today for more information and to schedule a consultation.