Microneedling

Get 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 creates a series of hundreds of vertical microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate the natural production of new collagen and elastin (the structures of the skin that maintain elasticity and firmness – these are part of what is called the “extracellular matrix”).

What is microneedling?

Also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), microneedling is a procedure that uses the body’s natural response to healing in order to increase the amount of collagen or elastin in the skin. The hundreds of microscopic channels created in your skin 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: By this phase the wound is replaced with new tissues that have new vasculature.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Microneedling with the SkinPen improves fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and other skin textures; if is minimally invasive and non-ablative with minimal to no social downtime. It is an in-office procedure that is done quickly and simply, not to mention the SkinPen has a superior safety profile.

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 bit of microdermabrasion, or a very light exfoliation, of the dead skin cells on your face. We are able to customize your treatment specifically to your needs and skin type to deliver the best results.

What to expect with your appointment

In order to make you most comfortable, we apply a topical numbing cream before applying a sterile, disposable cartridge of microneedles to the 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 is selected based on your skin needs. With a gentle motion, we glide the pen across the targeted areas for repair. In general 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. However, you can go right from your appointment to putting on makeup if you want to, so there is no actual downtime to worry over.

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