Microneedling helps to minimize pores, stretch marks and scarring (such as keloid and surgical and acne scars). This treatment is generally painless and most patients see results within just 6 to 8 days after treatment.
SkinPen is run along the skin’s surface to increase the production of normal woven collagen (similar to fractional laser treatments) but without the side effects and downtime. By creating microinjuries in the skin, SkinPen treatments stimulate the natural healing process which results in new, healthy skin cells and improved elasticity.
Quick Facts About SkinPen
Treatment areas include: Aging skin, Vertical lip lines, Vitiligo, Hyperpigmentation, Skin tightening and rejuvenation, Enlarged/dilated pores, Stretch marks, Scars, and Alopecia.
You will typically see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will become visible after 4-6 treatments. The condition of your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments.
SkinPen is a very versatile microneedling option. Because the treatment is highly customizable and the device can be adjusted for varying needle depths, SkinPen microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones. While those with darker skin tones are at risk for hyperpigmentation from other microneedling treatments, SkinPen can be adjusted to make treatment safe and effective for these patients. SkinPen microneedling is a suitable treatment for patients who want to address irregular skin tone or texture like enlarged pores, stretch marks, or scarring as well as signs of aging like sagging, wrinkles, or age spots.
Is This Treatment Painful?
SkinPen treatments are relatively painless. Deeper treatments may require topical anesthetic cream to be applied before the procedure.
Generally there is no downtime. But you may experience facial redness for 12 to 48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after treatment.
Combining Microneedling with Other Treatments
Microneedling is often paired with other treatments to increase effectiveness and rejuvenation results. The microchannels created in the skin by SkinPen treatment allow for topical treatments to more deeply penetrate layers of the skin, so your esthetician will likely recommend applying professional-quality topical products immediately after your microneedling treatment. Some patients may also choose to have chemical peels or injectables such as Botox along with microneedling to enhance their anti-aging results. During a consultation, a complete and personalized treatment plan will be created for you to address all of your goals.
"Even though I have seen Dr. Ditesheim for non-surgical procedures, he took his time to understand my desire to have natural result and also took time to discuss non surgical options and which ones were the best for my skin and facial structure. He is probably a little more expensive than going to a med spa for botox or fillers but there is an artistry involved when your doctor has the training and knowledge of a skilled plastic surgeon. No comparison!"
There are many benefits of SkinPen microneedling treatment. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be completed in as little as 20-30 minutes. Patients of all skin types and skin tones can benefit from SkinPen, and it is often preferable over lasers or chemical peels as a gentler option for those with sensitive skin. The treatment improves the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, stretch marks, and other irregularities in the skin. Healing will continue after the procedure is over, meaning that patients will see the appearance of their skin continue to improve over time.
Come See Us Soon
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ditesheim or our estheticians to learn more about SkinPen Advanced Microneedling and see if the treatment is right for you. Call our Charlotte, NC office at (704) 389-2052 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.
Is microneedling safe?
Yes, in the hands of a trained physician like Dr. Ditesheim, the Dermapen 3 MD is entirely safe. The device is designed with robust safety features to ensure patients are properly treated with microneedling.
Does microneedling really work?
When used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling has been proven to reduce the signs of aging over the course of several sessions.
Do I need microneedling or surgery?
Microneedling may not be right for everyone seeking facial rejuvenation. During a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ditesheim, he can help identify which treatment(s) can effectively meet your unique skincare needs.