People living in Louisville have many of the same skin problems as residents of other parts of the country. Gone are the days when your main skin treatment choice was some form of surgery. Although those options are still available, many people opt for gentler forms of skin treatment that require less downtime and involve fewer potential complications. One such treatment is SkinPen™ skin rejuvenation.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling involves the use of a special device that is passed over your skin repeatedly to create many micro-channels in your skin. While virtually invisible to the naked eye, these tiny micro-openings send your skin into a healing cascade that replaces old, damaged skin with fresh skin that displays fewer imperfections.
After a treatment at our office in Louisville, your skin responds by forming new collagen fibers. In fact, one name for micro-needling is collagen induction therapy. These new collagen fibers help create new skin cells to replace the old ones. As a result, you will see fewer wrinkles, lines, scars, and other blemishes.
What is SkinPen™?
SkinPen™ is a special micro-needling device that helps to rejuvenate your skin. The device itself is a pen-sized electrical hand-piece featuring a disposable tip. This tip is composed of tiny needles that oscillate when the power is turned on. Other micro-needling treatments use devices like rollers that can drag across the skin and cause excessive damage. Another advantage to SkinPen™ skin rejuvenation is that the vertical punctures it creates allow for access to areas unavailable to other systems.
Does SkinPen™ Skin Rejuvenation Cause Side Effects?
True side effects from a SkinPen™ skin rejuvenation procedure in Louisville are rare. What you are actually seeing is a normal response of the skin to the micro-needling process. Some inflammation and redness are to be expected.
Most patients benefit from multiple SkinPen™ treatments. You will see some improvement after your first treatment. After waiting multiple weeks to allow for healing, you should notice the additional improvement in your skin with another treatment. Problems like fine lines, wrinkles, blotches, and scars will begin fading over the course of the following weeks and months as your skin remodels itself.
Make an Appointment to Learn More
You can get all the facts about SkinPen™ skin rejuvenation during a consultation at Joseph Banis MD Plastic Surgery Medical Skin Care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Louisville, KY!