Address a variety of skin concerns with SkinPen microneedling in Atlanta. This minimally invasive skin treatment can improve wrinkles, acne scars, skin laxity, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, dullness, large pores, and more. It is suitable for a variety of skin types and requires no recovery time.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Collagen and elastin are proteins responsible for maintaining elasticity, moisture, and smoothness in the skin. These proteins also aid in cell regeneration, which helps maintain an even skin tone and texture.
Collagen and elastin are abundant at a young age, but as we grow older, production of these proteins decreases. Low collagen and elastin make our skin more prone to signs and symptoms of skin aging.
Microneedling is a treatment that increases the skin’s production of collagen and elastin. It accomplishes this by using tiny microneedles to prick the skin, creating small and controlled injuries in the tissues. The micro-sized needles are too small to create significant injury, so there is no risk of major damage.
The controlled microinjuries that this process creates kickstart the skin’s natural healing process. As a result, the treated areas produce more collagen and elastin. More collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of the skin restores skin health, resulting in a firmer and smoother look.
SkinPen for Microneedling
At Marietta Plastic Surgery, we use the SkinPen. This state-of-the-art device is the first FDA-approved microneedling device, making it incredibly safe and trustworthy. The SkinPen is recommended by 90% of patients, according to a clinical study.
The treatment is as quick as 30 minutes—the controlled micro-injuries are created 1,600 times per second. No heat or chemicals are utilized during the treatment, and it is safe for all skin types.
Skin rejuvenation with a SkinPen microneedling treatment can treat concerns like:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Sagging skin
- Acne scars
- Other types of scars
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
SkinPen microneedling is highly recommended for people with mild to moderate signs of skin aging. A boost in collagen and elastin can help those who want to improve their skin quality.
The best candidates for microneedling are individuals with no active infections. Those with active skin infections must fully treat the condition first.
People who are most likely to experience clotting may not be suitable for microneedling. Blood-thinning medication must be stopped before undergoing the treatment. Additionally, microneedling is not safe for people who have medical conditions that risk a slower healing process.
It is important to note that patients with controlled diabetes can still receive microneedling if they have received clearance from their physician.
Your Microneedling Session
A SkinPen microneedling session begins with applying topical anesthesia. It may take 30 minutes or less for the anesthesia to become effective. Once the area feels numb, the microneedling device will be passed evenly across the skin. The depth of the microneedles will be calibrated beforehand according to the patient’s aesthetic goals.
The whole session should take 30 minutes. After the treatment, patients will be free to resume their regular activities.
Contact Us to Learn More
Interested in getting SkinPen microneedling in Atlanta? Contact Marietta Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation. Your skin concerns will be assessed carefully to ensure that microneedling is the best treatment for your skin. Once your treatment plan is created, our team will help you get the glowing skin you deserve.