SkinPen® Micro Needling at ImageLift
At ImageLift, we exclusively use SkinPen® by Bellus Medical, the only FDA-Cleared Micro Needling device on the market. SkinPen® safely creates controlled micro-channels (or “micro” injuries) in the dermis. When skin is injured, it stimulates the body’s natural wound-healing process, which encourage the skin to create new collagen and elastin. Your skin will appear plump, smooth, and supple.
SkinPen® can deliver dramatic results for a variety of skin imperfections, including:
- Acne scars
- Loose, sagging skin
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Crow’s feet and under-eye discoloration
- Thin skin
SkinPen® is extremely versatile and can be used all over the body and on all skin types. Additionally, it can also help you protect your investment in cosmetic surgery by continuing to keep your skin lifted, smooth, and firm.
Depending on the skin areas treated, and what you are trying to achieve, between 3 and 6 treatments are typically required for optimal results. After the treatment series, the best aftercare regimen will be provided by our SkinPen® professional to maintain your wonderful results.
One of the most exciting things about SkinPen® is that it can be used on all types of skin, on all skin colors. Talk to your SkinPen® professional to discuss specific needs.
The procedure typically takes 30 minutes. Most SkinPen® users apply a topical anesthetic to the skin prior to the procedure. This allows for a relatively pain-free experience. Ask your SkinPen® professional what they do to ensure patient comfort during the microneedling procedure.
The total healing time depends on each individual patient. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for 2-4 days. Some patients may heal completely in 24 hours. *Individual results will vary.
Patients may notice healthier looking skin immediately. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately. You may not see the final result for up to 3-6 months following your final session. *Individual results will vary.
The number of procedures required will be determined by your SkinPen® professional based on your individual procedure goals and the health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of 3 procedures (minimum) spaced about 4 weeks apart. Your SkinPen® professional will develop a procedure plan specific to you and also a maintenance plan to help maintain the rejuvenating effects.