Have exfoliation and topical creams and ointments failed to get you the smooth, enviable complexion you desire? Microneedling may just be the answer as it offers noticeable changes in scarring, rough skin texture, and uneven tone.
At Pure Touch Skin Center, we use the FDA-cleared SkinPen® to activate your body’s natural wound-repair response. The device places microholes into the upper surfaces of your dermis, triggering collagen and elastin growth and helping old skin cells remodel. As a result, large pores shrink, acne scars and fine lines fill in, and skin tone improves.
Read on to learn more about microneedling with SkinPen and why you should call our Glendale or Sherman Oaks, California, office to schedule an appointment today.
Microneedling is a natural procedure
Microneedling harnesses your body’s ability to heal and maximize skin health. SkinPen is a small device that is affixed with tiny needles that glide across your skin, creating tiny puncture wounds.
When your body senses these micro wounds, it goes into repair mode. Healing involves an increase in collagen and elastin production; these compounds enhance your skin’s elasticity, strength, and vibrancy. Our skin experts note that collagen is key to keeping your skin looking young, firm, and smooth.
Microneedling also helps any skincare products you use, like vitamin C and moisturizers, seep into deeper layers, so they can work more effectively.
A serious treatment for acne and acne scars
If you have an active acne breakout, SkinPen treatments unclog your pores so that topical acne medications can better address infection. Microneedling also shrinks enlarged pores and halts overproduction of the oil that clogs these pores.
Acne scars are no match for SkinPen. These scars can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. The scars leave stubborn discoloration and a rough texture that over-the-counter treatments can’t effectively fix.
MIcroneedling with SkinPen is different from topical creams or drugstore dermal rollers. It uses serious technology to trigger collagen production, encouraging cellular turnover. Your body replaces old, dull cells that make up scars with fresh, healthy skin cells that are evenly toned. This means no more discoloration from old acne breakouts.
Note that deeply pitted scars may require additional treatments, like Morpheus8® laser or chemical peels, for best results.
Microneedling is nearly pain-free and has limited downtime
Microneedling with SkinPen is safe for every skin type. We apply a topical numbing cream prior to your treatment, which reduces sensation and makes your appointment nearly pain free.
Your skin may look reddened and slightly swollen following treatment -- much like a sunburn -- but you don’t have to schedule any official downtime following your procedure.
We customize a microneedling treatment plan depending on the extent of your scarring and skin tone complaints. Most patients receive between four to six treatments, but each patient’s needs are different.
If you’re bothered by acne scars and uneven skin tone, call Pure Touch Skin Center today to find out how microneedling or other cosmetic treatments can help. You can also use the online tool to set up a consultation. We want you to achieve the smooth, youthful, and glowing complexion you deserve.