Our skin is a barrier to preventing foreign substances from entering our bodies, and it is constantly subjected to the elements of the environment. Over time, engaging in this practice can lead to premature facial skin aging, including developing wrinkles, sagging, enlarged pores, and an uneven skin tone. Microneedling treatment with a Skin Pen is one of the options available for addressing these concerns.
Microneedling is fast becoming one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures available today. Because it is such an ideal and successful treatment, microneedling has given rise to numerous variants, each of which contributes to an increase in the treatment’s overall efficiency. One of the most recent products to enter the market in the field of microneedling is a device known as the Skin Pen.
Skin Pen is a step up from the standard microneedling, offering more benefits for the user. However, does it work? To find out, continue reading the article.
What Is Skin Pen Treatment?
The SkinPen treatment is an innovative practice of microneedling that aims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by inducing collagen synthesis within the dermis. The instrument for administering treatment resembles an oversized pen with a needle-filled tip at its end. As the name suggests, you should be prepared to have needles pricked into your skin during the procedure.
Most people aren’t aware that there is a more advanced form of microneedling known as “Skin Pen microneedling.” It has a higher degree of precision, which leads to superior results. The traditional method of performing microneedling involves attaching a roller to the patient’s skin and then rolling it over a cluster of needles. While effective, rollers have an innate flaw that prevents them from reaching their full potential. This flaw prevents them from reaching their full potential.
How Skin Pen Is Superior To Traditional Microneedling
When needles from microneedling rollers penetrate the skin, the angle at which they do so is very acute. When the needles are removed, a small portion of your skin is pulled out with them as the roller continues to press through your skin. Healing takes longer to complete, and the benefits of the microneedling treatment are diminished due to the damage caused to other layers of skin that were not intended to be damaged.
Microneedling with a Skin Pen, on the other hand, enables a more accurate and uncomplicated skin penetration, lessening the risk of tearing or otherwise damaging some of the tissue beneath the skin’s surface. The device, which looks more like an oversized pen than a microneedling roller, can be removed from the skin by gently pulling it out.
How Does It Work?
The idea of repeatedly sticking a needle through one’s skin is not exactly a pleasurable one to entertain in one’s mind. However, you shouldn’t stress too much because it isn’t a big deal.
The needles utilized in the process of microneedling can have a diameter ranging from 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm. In this particular experiment, the length of the needles is measured in millimeters to ensure accurate results. You can get a fairer idea of how big these needles are by using a ruler or looking up images on the internet. In the pictures, you can see how tiny the needles are.
There is no reason for you to feel anxious about the needles. During the procedure, your provider will spread numbing creams to your skin to ensure that you do not experience any pain or other unpleasant sensations.
Skin Pen Promotes Collagen Synthesis
The Skin Pen microneedling method is excellent because it takes advantage of your body’s innate healing capacity. Needles are required to pierce the skin; as a result, the skin sustains several microscopic injuries on its surface due to the punctures caused by the needles. These tiny wounds would then set off your body’s natural ability to heal itself, resulting in increased activity within your body.
Scarring on the skin can be caused by various injuries, but the most common ones are cuts and scrapes, while micro-injuries are much milder, so scars won’t occur from microneedling. The patient will have micro-wounds all over their skin to create the appearance of a wound; however, this is not a wound in the traditional sense of the word. Because of this, your body will begin to treat these minor injuries as if they were more severe wounds.
The production of collagen proteins, essential for skin repair, begins as soon as the body recognizes the presence of damage. This process is known as fibroblast activity, triggered when the body recognizes damage. However, because these wounds are so minor, the body can use the surplus collagen to reinforce the skin’s structure.
Does It Work?
Collagen is the primary protein in your skin and is responsible for holding everything together. Increasing the skin’s collagen production makes it possible for the skin to renew itself from the inside out. Microneedling with a Skin Pen is a technique that can successfully rejuvenate your skin and does so effectively.
Here are some benefits you can appreciate from Skin Pen treatment:
- Safe for all skin types
- Younger looking skin
- Less intense than chemical peels or lasers
- Healing continues after the procedure is over
- Improve fine lines and wrinkles
- It helps clear up acne scarring
- Minimally invasive
- Quick process, taking only 20-30 minutes
Risks And Side Effects
There is always the potential for adverse effects and risks when undergoing cosmetic treatment. After the procedure, you might encounter redness, bruising, bleeding, tightness, itching, and peeling. Thankfully, they will no longer be a problem after a few days.
The discomfort caused by these side effects is manageable; most of them can be concealed with makeup. If your side effects persist even though weeks have gone by, you might need to call a doctor.
Skin Pen treatment is the new variation of microneedling, offering better results with less downtime. So if you are interested in the treatment, contact us and visit our clinic, Pelle Dolce Aesthetics. We offer aesthetic services to help you achieve your aesthetic needs and goals.