The field of dermatology is constantly evolving with new, effective, non-invasive treatments emerging every day. One of the hottest skincare trends that boosts collagen and treats everything from acne scars to hair loss is microneedling. However, not all microneedling devices are created equal. At Feinstein Dermatology we ONLY use the SkinPen® microneedling device from Bellus Medical. SkinPen® is the FIRST and ONLY FDA-cleared microneedling device in the world, so it is important to ask for it by name. Here’s a closer look at this increasingly popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Also called skin needling, percutaneous collagen induction (PCI), and collagen induction therapy (CIT), microneedling isn’t exactly new. In fact, it dates back to the mid-1990s.
Because the skin makes less collagen as we age, microneedling is a particularly effective anti-aging intervention treatment. SkinPen creates controlled micro-injuries that stimulates the body’s three-phase wound-healing process while keeping the structure of the skin intact. As the skin begins to heal, new dermal tissue and blood vessels develop, resulting in increased collagen. Your skin will look and feel tighter and smoother.
SkinPen is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in about 30 minutes in the office with little downtime. It works great for all skin types and you can typically see results in as little as three treatments.
The Many Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling can be used to address a variety of skin conditions, including fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, age spots, stretch marks, acne scarring, and hair loss. It can also improve skin texture, stimulate dormant hair follicles, and even reduce cellulite.
One of the best things about microneedling? You get all these benefits with very low risk and minimal recovery time. Many dermatologists report that microneedling is more effective than more aggressive treatments for certain conditions, like acne scarring.
For best results, experts do recommend incorporating this minimally invasive procure into a comprehensive skin care and anti-aging routine.
Are You a Candidate for Microneedling?
Is microneedling right for you? Because of its minimally invasive nature, this treatment is suitable for nearly everyone. SkinPen® has been clinically proven to improve the appearance of facial acne scars in all skin types.
If you are considering microneedling, a consultation with Abigail, our aesthetician can help you identify your best cosmetic treatment options.
Experience the Magic of Microneedling at Feinstein Dermatology
There’s a reason why microneedling was included in Refinery29’s 2018 roundup of the “biggest—and most fascinating—skin trends.” It’s incredibly effective. At Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, our extensive cosmetic skin care treatments, including microneedling, can help you look and feel years younger—no surgery required. Ready to experience the magic of microneedling for yourself? Call Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery at (561) 498-4407 or request an appointment online today.