SkinPen is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art precision tool available only through skincare professionals. SkinPen works by creating a series of hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, helping skin to look and feel healthier.
SkinPen is extremely versatile and can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, decolletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. This versatility makes SkinPen especially helpful when addressing acne scars on the back and stretch marks on the body.
Is it right for me?
Men and women of all ages, from young people to older adults, and with all skin types can benefit from the SkinPen treatment.
Where is it performed?
This procedure is routinely performed on an out-patient basis in Dr. Moran’s office.
What to expect
You can resume normal activities immediately after a single, 30-60 minute in-office procedure. Treatments with SkinPen are typically tolerated very well by patients, many reporting that they feel little to no discomfort during the procedure.
Though microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure, since the skin is being penetrated, there will be some mild effects afterwards, which will vary based on needle depth used and intensity of treatment.
- Day 1: Mild to moderate swelling and redness, similar to a mild sunburn. There may be some mild bruising as well.
- Day 2: Some persisting redness may be present, but all redness bruising and swelling should be diminishing.
- Day 3: Most redness, bruising and swelling should be nearly gone. Normal appearance with makeup may be achieved.
- Day 4: Appear mostly normal at this point with some minor swelling.
Many patients notice healthier looking skin immediately after the procedure. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. You may not see the final result until up to 3-6 months following your final session.
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