Microneedling is one of the most cutting-edge procedures available that rejuvenates your aging skin and reduces the appearance of acne scars. Clinical Skin Therapeutics in Apple Valley, Minnesota offers microneedling procedures using the SkinPen® By Bellus Medical Precision system. With microneedling, your skin naturally boosts its collagen production and creates new, healthier looking skin cells, giving you a more youthful appearance. To find out if microneedling is right for you, call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
Microneedling with the SkinPen® By Bellus Medical Precision system is a facial rejuvenation procedure that produces excellent results. As you age, your skin loses collagen and elastin, two naturally occurring proteins that help sustain healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Clinical Skin Therapeutics uses a medical-grade, cutting-edge microneedling tool, the only FDA-cleared microneedling device legally marked in the United States. It’s a pen-like handpiece equipped with a tiny needle that creates controlled, micro-injuries beneath the surface of your skin that stimulate the production of growth factors and new collagen and elastin.
This minimally invasive procedure can rejuvenate aging skin, minimize signs of aging, and improve the appearance of acne scars.
Your provider at Clinical Skin Therapeutics first applies a topical anesthetic to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. They use the handpiece to make small wounds, puncturing the skin, which activates your skin’s natural healing process. This consists of three phases:
Puncturing your skin activates your immune system to clean the wounds, get rid of debris, increase blood flow, and produce new, healthy tissue.
The wound is patched up with new skin cells, as well as collagen and elastin. New blood vessels also develop.
Finally, the wound gets replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels. Even stronger collagen forms, which has a tightening effect on your skin.
Microneedling treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of treatment areas, as well as your desired results.
Since your provider at Clinical Skin Therapeutics uses a topical anesthetic while performing SkinPen microneedling, any pain you experience should be minimal. Typically, you will feel a slight vibration while the needle punctures your skin. Microneedling is less painful than having your eyebrows waxed.
There is usually minimal downtime needed after SkinPen® By Bellus Medical microneedling treatment. However, the total healing time varies for each patient.
It’s common to experience some slight swelling and redness, comparable to a mild sunburn, for approximately two to four days after a microneedling procedure. In some cases, you may notice your skin return to normal within the first 24 hours. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, such as ongoing pain that lasts more than four to five days, you should contact your provider.
To learn more about microneedling and find out if you might be a good candidate, call or use the online booking tool today to schedule a consultation.