Microneedling treatment had significantly evolved since its inception several years ago. Advancements in skincare technology have made it possible for a few brands to deliver ultramodern tools that give the best results, like the SkinPen® Precision system. Are you curious about the unique features of this state-of-the-art design? Read on to learn more about SkinPen microneedling.
For many years, dermatologists perform the microneedling procedure with a derma roller. This is a simple mechanical device made of a small rolling tube attached to a handle. The tube is studded with fine needles that come in uniform length, typically 1.5 millimeters. Using the handle, your dermatologist will roll the device back and forth across the treatment area. The process helped with skin rejuvenation. But users say the device is awkward to use. Others report that the treatment can be painful and that their skin remains red for a few days afterward.
Several more needling devices have become available over the years. But none of them are as versatile as the SkinPen. It’s wireless, lightweight, and can be used with one hand. Its ergonomic design makes it easy for clinicians to use. This is particularly true for treating narrow and tight spaces like around your nose.
What’s more, the SkinPen microneedling device features an adjustable needle depth. This lets it accommodate the varying tissue depths of the face. Needle depths range from 0.25 millimeters to 2.5 millimeters. As you may have noticed, your forehead has thinner tissue layers than your cheeks. Besides, other forms of treatments are difficult or even impossible for delicate skin, such as the eye area. The shorter needle length from SkinPen can safely treat these parts to soften fine lines and wrinkles. If you have scars, your dermatologist can adjust the SkinPen device for longer needle depth. This way, it can penetrate deeper into your skin, break down the scar tissue, then trigger natural skin repair. Every patient is unique. This feature allows clinicians to tailor their treatment plans to match each patient’s individual needs and aesthetic goals.
SkinPen is the first microneedling device cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. It has excellent safety records and has been proven effective in stimulating collagen production. SkinPen also has more needles for every tip. It saves time by making it easier for clinicians to hit and cover the desired endpoint in the treatment area. Safety is guaranteed with its sterile, single-use, and disposable needle cartridges.
Moreover, you can expect a comfortable experience with SkinPen microneedling treatment. The procedure involves using topical numbing agents to ensure that you won’t experience pain. Unlike many other microneedling treatments, it’s part of SkinPen’s protocol not to use any active ingredients. This means that the treatment is highly recommended for patients with acne breakouts, sensitive skin, and darker skin tones. The sessions are also usually short, lasting only between 30 minutes to an hour.
SkinPen has undoubtedly set the gold standard in microneedling. Do you want to try this latest technique in your quest to having clearer, more youthful skin? Visit Kenneth Bermudez, MD, today in San Francisco, California. Call us now at (415) 712-1800 to book your initial consultation.