Microneedling with the SkinPen® from Summit Skin & Vein Care

Now you can get the safest and most effective vertical microneedling procedure from Summit Skin & Vein Care! Say goodbye to tired, dull skin and welcome your fresh face to the world with SkinPen®, a state-of-the-art device for skin rejuvenation that is the only FDA-cleared device available. SkinPen® creates a series of hundreds of vertical microscopic channels into the dermis (the skin)to stimulate the natural production of new collagen and elastin, which are the structures of the skin that maintain elasticity and firmness.Say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and other skin textures with this minimally invasive procedure.

What is microneedling with SkinPen®?

Also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), microneedling is a procedure that uses the body’s natural healing response in order to increase the amount of collagen or elastin in the skin. The hundreds of microscopic channels created in your skin by SkinPen®allow for the controlled and temporary leakage of blood, serum, and lymph. Through this process, your body initiates the “wound healing cascade” that can be summed up in three phases.

Inflammation: When the dermal tissue is pierced by SkinPen®, platelets release cytokines and growth factors that act as signals for your body’s immune system. Special cells are sent to disinfect wounds and increase the blood supply so that fresh, new cellular and extracellular materials can be created.

Proliferation: Cells that create the extracellular matrix, the keratinocyte cells of the epidermis and other epidermal cells,continue to divide and populate areas of damage, secreting growth factors as well as collagen and elastin.

Remodeling: New dermal tissues are formed with fully-matured vasculature and stronger collagen than your skin had prior to SkinPen® procedure.

Before your appointment

For seven days prior to your appointment, there are several things you should avoid in order to get the best results from your microneedling procedure. Do not use any facial cleansing brushes like the Clarisonic® and avoid intentional direct sunlight exposure. You should also avoid the use of Alpha Hydroxy acids, Beta Hydroxy acids, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula), or anything else considered “active” skincare. If you are unsure of what products you can and cannot use, simply ask our trained staff for guidance.

What to expect with your appointment

In order to make you most comfortable, we apply a topical numbing cream to your skin before applying a sterile, disposable cartridge of microneedles to SkinPen®. Once this is done we will apply a thin layer of topical serum to your skin and select the most appropriate microneedling channeling treatment depth based on your skin’s needs. With a gentle motion, we glide the pen across the targeted areas for repair. The procedure takes anywhere from 45 to 75 minutes to complete.You will experience some pinkness immediately after your procedure and some sloughing off of the top layer of skin at 3 to 4 days after the treatment.You will receive a post-procedure skincare kit that will help to soothe, calm, and protect your skin for 7 days after the procedure.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Microneedling with SkinPen® improves fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks,and other skin textures. Itis minimally invasive and non-ablative with minimal-to-no social downtime. It is an in-office procedure that is done quickly and simply, and SkinPen® has a superior safety profile. As the only FDA-cleared device of its kind on the market, you can be assured it is safe and effective. With built-in locking mechanisms for the sterile cartridge of microneedles and set time limits for the use of each cartridge, nothing ensures cleanliness like SkinPen®.

Is SkinPen® more effective than at-home microneedling?

As with most procedures, we are trained and using top of the line equipment,whereas the options you can buy to do-it-yourself are much less effective. A dermaroller you can buy and use at home is only giving a very light exfoliation of the dead skin cells on your face. People who use at-home dermarollers may also find themselves prone to infections of the skin. Without the safety standards of the SkinPen®, it is practically impossible to ensure a dermaroller is sterile, so with every use, you are pressing bacteria directly into your skin. A dermaroller you use at home also cannot be customized to suit your needs.We are able to adapt your treatment specifically to your needs and skin type to deliver a full rejuvenation of your skin in ways at-home treatments simply cannot match -and in fact, many can find at-home microneedling makes their skin worse.

Call today to schedule your appointment!

Don’t wait another day before taking charge of your skin. Contact us today and get your appointment for microneedling by our licensed aesthetician!

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