What Exactly Is Skin Pen? Your Complete Guide

Using microscopic needles to create small injuries in the skin, the SkinPen is an innovative procedure that can help you achieve a youthful, radiant glow. Ideal for all skin types, this safe solution rejuvenates skin from the inside out, without the use of chemicals or heat. 

As your one-stop shop for anti-aging skin routines, the highly trained team at Aiken Medical Aesthetics specializes in offering SkinPen treatments to help you target your most troublesome skin concerns. Are you wondering what is Skin Pen? In this comprehensive guide, learn everything you need to know about this exceptional anti-aging treatment.

What is Skin Pen?

The SkinPen is a unique, FDA-cleared device for microneedling that creates many, microscopic channels in the skin’s surface to encourage the production of collagen and elastin. This device is used by a trained medical professional to create tiny “wounds” that pierce the skin and trigger your body’s immune system to remove debris, increase blood flow, and begin to create new tissue.

Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling

Treating a Variety of Skin Conditions

SkinPen microneedling can be used to improve a variety of common skin conditions, including rosacea, acne and acne scarring, and prevent or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This procedure can also reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and target areas of uneven skin tone. One of the greatest benefits of the SkinPen is its versatile ability to target a variety of common skin concerns.

Safe for all Skin Types

Since the SkinPen does not use heat or chemicals during the procedure, it is a great option for nearly any skin type. Most adults (18+) are great candidates for the SkinPen, however, it may not be a suitable procedure for pregnant or nursing women or patients with skin cancer, hemophilia, cuts, wounds, or infections on the face. During your consultation with Aiken Medical Aesthetics, we will review your medical history and skin condition to ensure your eligibility for SkinPen treatments.

Fast Procedure

Before any SkinPen treatment, your provider will use a numbing cream to enhance your comfort during the procedure. Only some patients experience mild discomfort, but most do not find the procedure to be painful. Treatment sessions are fast, requiring only about 30 minutes to complete. Plus, most patients only need to return for two to five sessions to see optimal results from the SkinPen.

Skin Pen Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does it take to see results from a SkinPen treatment?

SkinPen treatments work quickly as an anti-aging treatment, helping to provide a refreshed, rejuvenated glow and promote the production of new collagen and elastin. Most patients see results from their skin pen treatment a few days after the procedure.

However, since this treatment works to stimulate the production of new collagen, the full benefits are usually not noticeable until about four weeks later. Multiple skin pen sessions (spaced about six weeks apart) can help you achieve optimal results.

What are the potential side effects and recovery time associated with SkinPen microneedling?

The SkinPen is a safe, FDA-cleared device for younger-looking skin. Although this procedure is generally safe, you may experience some mild side effects. Mild side effects include temporary swelling, redness, bleeding, bruising, peeling, or tightness. These side effects generally resolve themselves within a few days of your SkinPen treatment.

SkinPen microneedling does not require any major downtime, however, mild side effects could last for up to four days after treatment. You can expect the results to be similar to a moderate sunburn. Some patients may wish to take a few days off of work or school while their skin calms and heals after a SkinPen treatment.

How does SkinPen compare to other skin rejuvenation methods?

SkinPen microneedling sessions take much less time than traditional dermal layers, requiring only about 30 minutes per session. Additionally, the SkinPen penetrates deeper into your dermal layer which helps produce new collagen faster – offering exceptional results. The SkinPen can also be combined with other skin treatments to enhance a youthful appearance.

During your consultation, your Aiken Medical Aesthetics provider will help you determine which skin rejuvenation treatments are best for you, based on your skin condition and cosmetic goals.

Ask Us About Skin Pen Microneedling

At Aiken Medical Aesthetics, we believe everybody deserves to look and feel beautiful. Our team of experienced skincare specialists is here to guide you, in developing a custom-curated treatment plan with your skin goals in mind. To get started with SkinPen microneedling, schedule a consultation with us today!