At our Grand Rapids practice, microneedling has quickly become one of the most popular nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures we offer. The SkinPen® is a versatile, handheld automated device that creates tiny punctures in the treatment area. Those punctures stimulate the production of collagen and elastin &mash; the fundamental building blocks of smooth, more youthful-looking skin.
Our aesthetic specialists provide patients with personalized care and tailor the microneedling procedures to meet their unique needs. If you would like to learn more about microneedling or other nonsurgical facial treatments offered at Partners in Plastic Surgery of West Michigan, request a consultation online or call us at(616) 464-4420.
What Is the SkinPen?
The SkinPen is a versatile device with more capabilities than most of the other microneedling options now available. We can customize microneedling treatments based on the specific cosmetic concern you have by adjusting the depth that the needles penetrate. The SkinPen uses needles that are adjustable from 0.25mm to 2.5mm.
Microneedling creates carefully controlled wounds, which prompt the skin’s natural healing process. The precision of the SkinPen allows us to produce long-lasting results that cannot be matched by devices used at home.
Who Can Benefit From Microneedling?
One of the advantages of microneedling using the SkinPen is it’s safe and effective for a range of skin types. Our patients typically have one or more of the following concerns when they come in for a microneedling consultation:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scars (and other scars)
- Dull skin tone
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
Based on an assessment of your concerns and the quality of your skin, we may recommend more than 1 treatment to undo more extensive skin damage. The final results can take 3 to 6 months to appear as the skin’s healing process occurs gradually.
What to Expect
A microneedling treatment typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes. In most cases, our aesthetic specialist applies a numbing cream on the treatment area before the procedure to keep patients comfortable.
Depending how aggressive the treatment is, you may have slight swelling and a pink, sunburned look to your face that could last up to 3 days or so. You won’t have to stay in the house, but your skin may have a rosy appearance.
Some patients choose to combine one of our customized facials with microneedling. The tiny punctures help the skin absorb the anti-aging products from the facial deep into the skin.
Can I wear makeup after microneedling?
We recommend allowing 24 hours after treatment before using makeup. Microneedling can be performed on areas other than the face, as well, such as the neck, décolletage, and even the arms.
What skin care products should I use?
Our skin care center carries several lines of medical-grade skin care products. We have packages of products available, hand selected by our skin care professionals, for optimal skin recovery and rejuvenation after microneedling.
Skin Care Analysis
Our complimentary Skincare Analysis is offered by our highly trained skincare professionals.
If you have sensitive skin, are prone to acne or rosacea, or want a makeup line that looks and feels good while benefiting your skin, then call us for a free skincare consultation today!