SkinPen II Micro-Needling in Abingdon, VA
What is SkinPen II Micro-Needling?
SkinPen II™ is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art micro-needling device that induces the body's natural healing process to reverse signs of aging. This system helps initiate the skin's self-repair process by creating thousands of precise micro-injuries in the skin, which automatically trigger new collagen production. Some advantages of treatment with SkinPen II include:
- It's minimally invasive and quick
- It's performed in-office with little downtime
- It can be used on all skin types
- It reduces wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars
The SkinPen II's microscopic needling therapy can be used alone as a skin rejuvenation treatment and as a supplement to other procedures to increase the effectiveness and absorption of other anti-aging creams and serums. The micro-injuries created during this procedure allow for deeper penetration of topical products not normally absorbed so deeply by the skin.
How Does SkinPen II Work?
The SkinPen II device is an electric handpiece that uses 12 small medical-grade needles along with vibration to create painless micro-injuries or channels on the skin's surface. During this non-invasive procedure, the physician gently presses the SkinPen II device against the skin while simultaneously gliding it across the skin until the entire treatment area has been micro-needled. Throughout this process, the SkinPen II creates a series of precise, controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body's immune response, which also helps produce new collagen and elastin.
Following treatment, patients may notice bright red spots on the skin that can look and feel like sunburn—this typically dissipates after two to four days. Skin typically looks smoother, tighter and more refreshed after treatment, creating a younger, healthier appearance. The total recovery time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of the repair process required—although most patients can return to normal activities immediately. The procedure itself usually takes between 15 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
Who is a Candidate for SkinPen II Treatment?
SkinPen II can be used on all parts of the body, including the face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. Its versatility makes it especially suitable for treating acne scars on the back and stretch marks on the body. Because SkinPen II treatment is a non-thermal approach to skin rejuvenation, it can benefit patients of any skin type with zero risk of burning or blistering. The SkinPen II is typically used for treating the following conditions:
Some patients may require a single treatment to achieve optimal results, although in most cases, it is recommended that patients receive three to six treatments at six- to eight-week intervals. The length and amount of treatment a patient receives depends on the condition being addressed.
Request more information about SkinPen II micro-needling today. Call (423) 482-8711 or contact Dr. Dalal Akoury online.
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