What is SkinPen Microneedling?
The SkinPen device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to the remodeling of collagen and elastin.
How many treatments are needed?
Here at Euna, we recommend starting off with at least three SkinPen treatments for the best results. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes with topical numbing applied beforehand for comfort. Appointments are typically spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
What should the patient expect on the day of treatment?
During your appointment, your face will be cleansed and a topical numbing cream will be applied. You won’t feel much once your provider starts to direct the SkinPen across your skin. SkinPen’s needles range from .5 mm to 3 mm, allowing your provider to vary the depth based on your skin concerns and the area being treated.
Afterward, your provider will apply a calming serum. Your skin will look like you have moderate sunburn, but much of the redness and tenderness should subside within 24 hours.
You can return to normal activities immediately but avoid heavy makeup and sweating for the first day or two. It’s crucial to apply sunscreen that contains physical blockers, like zinc oxide or titanium oxide, following your treatment.
What skin types or conditions does it treat?
This treatment is best suited for all skin types and patients who are looking for a comprehensive skin makeover. Excellent for those with fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, aging signs, large pores, and dull skin.
How soon will I notice the results?
Initial results can sometimes be seen within a week of your first treatment, but since the skin conditions often being treated—scarring, fine lines, and texture/tone concerns—are often rooted deep in the dermis, it can take longer to see optimal results. It can take 6-12 weeks time for your body to undergo its skin-rejuvenating repair process.
After your series of treatments is complete, continued maintenance is recommended, which might mean doing a SkinPen treatment quarterly or biannually, to maximize and extend results.