SkinPen Microneedling Treatment in La Jolla
SkinPen® is clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and facial acne scars for people aged 22 and above in all skin types. Can any other microneedling device make a similar claim?
In a word, no.
Here’s another claim no one else can make: The SkinPen® device is the first ever cleared by the FDA. In a recent study, SkinPen® was ranked highest in quality for its disposable, contamination free, smooth needle cartridge which works to prevent cross-contamination.
How SkinPen Works
SkinPen creates controlled micro-punctures to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result: effective remodeling of scar tissue and increased production of collagen resulting in an overall smoother skin texture while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
Here at Belladerma we apply numbing cream for about 30 minutes prior to your treatment to ensure that you have a virtually painless treatment. We also give you the option to use PRP. What is PRP? PRP, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma is your body’s own growth factor and healing mechanism which not only speeds up the recovery process but also increases collagen synthesis when driven into the skin.
The procedures take about 30 minutes, depending on the area treated and the desired results. SkinPen features a sterile, single-use needle cartridge. Due to their non-invasive nature, microneedling sessions usually require little to no downtime for patients. For best results, it is recommended that patients do a minimum of three treatments spaced 1 month apart.
How Long Until I See Results?
You may see results as soon as one week after your procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions about SkinPen
Does treatment hurt?
Treatment should not be painful. Our team will apply a topical anesthetic prior to treatment to reduce the chances of discomfort. Most patients say that the SkinPen procedure is relatively pain-free.
How long does a treatment session take?
SkinPen procedures normally take between 30 minutes and one hour.
How many treatments will I need?
We typically recommend a series of three to six treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, to see optimal results.
Who is not a good candidate for treatment with the SkinPen?
SkinPen is not suitable for individuals with active skin cancer in the target treatment area, open wounds, active acne or bleeding disorders. It is also not appropriate for women who are pregnant or nursing, or individuals taking drugs like Accutane that contain isotretinoin.
What is the difference between SkinPen & other microneedling products?
SkinPen is the first microneedling device to be cleared by the FDA. Unlike other microneedling products, SkinPen is shown to be effective for all skin types and tones and does not cause any pigmentation changes in darker skin.