SkinPen is a very unique and somewhat new technology that uses multiple fine needles to vertically pierce the skin causing collagen remodeling. The SkinPen uses precise settings to reach a particular depth in the skin while minimizing damage to the topical skin. This treatment is used to treat scars from acne, new stretch marks, scars from burns or accidents as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
SkinPen is a fractional micro-needling device that preserves the protective barrier of the skin, activates the normal cascade of collagen production and provides a sophisticated delivery system for particular products like growth factors, light therapy, and even certain chemical peels. The SkinPen is the perfect adjunctive treatment to receive with any injectable or facial surgical rejuvenation surgery as it tightens the skin, aids in wrinkle reduction, improves the look of crepey skin, reduces freckling and plumps up acne scarring.
Patients appreciate the minimal downtime involved and significant aesthetic results associated with multiple treatments. A series of 6 treatments is recommended once a year.
More recently, we have been using the SkinPen treatment in combination with other therapies. Your technician will determine if combining the SkinPen with a chemical peel, ultrasound or light therapy session may be right for you.
This exciting treatment is virtually pain free and can have little to no downtime or 7 days of downtime following a combination therapy session. Ask Dr. Geldner or one of his aestheticians if SkinPen is right for you.