Although there are many resurfacing options on med spa menus these days, SkinPen™ is quickly rising to the top of the heap as a patient favorite. SkinPen™ uses microneedling to create controlled micro-injuries that trigger the skin’s natural healing process. In an effort to repair itself, the skin then ramps up collagen and elastin production, leaving you looking fresher, healthier and more youthful. Here are four common complexion issues that patients are clearing up with SkinPen™.
1. Acne Scars
Unfortunately, acne is a reality for many people during their teens and even into their adult years, and often leaves behind unsightly scars that resemble pits on the skin can remain even once the breakouts are gone. SkinPen™ has shown to effectively reduce the appearance of acne scarring and leave skin smoother and more even.
2. Fine Lines and Wrinkles
One of the reasons lines and wrinkles develop is because collagen levels in the skin naturally diminish as we age. SkinPen™ stimulates new collagen production that in turn reinforces the skin’s underlying structure, causing the treated area to become fuller and firmer while diminishing the appearance of wrinkles.
3. Stretch Marks
Stretch marks, which often result from pregnancy or rapid weight changes, are scars that appear on the skin as red, dark or white striated marks. The SkinPen has been shown to help improve the appearance of stretch marks after several treatments thanks to elevated levels of collagen and elastin, both of which help smooth the scars and even out skin tone.
For years, lasers were the only way to effectively improve hyperpigmentation, but SkinPen™ is an effective non-ablative alternative that requires less downtime. As an added bonus, SkinPen™, unlike lasers, can be safely used on individuals with darker skin tones.