Seeing blemishes on your skin at any age can be discouraging. If you’re noticing signs of aging, or if you’re in your younger years and are dealing with uneven skin tone and texture, there’s a versatile treatment that has the ability to address those concerns and much more. Contact us today at Reflections Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa, located in Cartersville, GA, to schedule a consultation for SkinPen® microneedling.
What Is SkinPen® Microneedling?This is a one-of-a-kind collagen induction therapy that helps the skin to heal imperfections from the inside out. During the treatment, a small handheld device with hair-thin needles in the tip is gently passed over the skin. It creates micro-channels as it moves. It’s these micro-channels that make this treatment so successful.
How Does It Work?The treatment works by stimulating the production of collagen. The micro-channels trick the body into thinking it’s been injured, so your body ramps up the production of its first line of defense for healing injuries: collagen.
Why Is Collagen Induction So Beneficial?Collagen is a strong fibrous protein that makes up the middle layer of our skin. When we’re young and our skin is healthy, collagen helps make our complexion smooth, soft, and firm. It’s also responsible for skin cell regeneration. As collagen breaks down, our dermis can develop weaknesses and slow cell regeneration. This can lead to:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun and age spots
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Large pores
What Are the Results Like?The results vary from patient to patient based on a number of factors. You may notice an immediate brightening because the circulation has been increased to the area. The real results should happen over the weeks that follow. As collagen builds up under the surface of your skin, you should see gradual and improved results. Lines and scars may soften as new collagen builds the strength of the skin back up. You may also see:
- More even skin tone and texture
- Softening of fine lines and wrinkles
- Smaller pores
- Fading hyperpigmentation
- Improved appearance of acne scarring