What is SkinPen?
SkinPen in Thousand Oaks is a versatile microneedling device that uses surgical-grade stainless steel needles to produce controlled micro-injuries across the surface of the skin, thus bolstering stimulating the body’s process of natural healing.
The SkinPen process yields healthy collagen and elastin and produces a healthier, smoother and fuller, or less gaunt looking, complexion. As a minimally invasive treatment, it also requires very little downtime and is a very effective option for treating the most common signs of aging on the skin as well as acne scars.
SkinPen is the only microneedling device made in the U.S. and is the first-ever microneedling device cleared by the FDA for the treatment of facial acne scars. Because SkinPen is so versatile, it’s a very effective treatment for:
- Improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Clearing up and reducing the appearance of acne scars
- Correcting the effects of sun damage
- Reducing the many signs of visual aging
- Reducing stretch marks
What is a SkinPen treatment like?
SkinPen is virtually painless, and patients are likely to feel only a slight buzzing sensation on their skin that isn’t altogether uncomfortable. Prior to beginning your SkinPen treatment, we’ll apply a topical numbing create that will greatly minimize or eliminate altogether any pain or discomfort. Treatments take 30 to 45 minutes and are tailored to a patient’s particular skin conditions and cosmetic concerns.
What parts of the body can be treated with SkinPen?
SkinPen can be used on nearly all parts of the body, with the areas most commonly treated being:
- The face
- Neck and decolletage
- Arms and hands
Who is a good candidate for SkinPen?
SkinPen is safe and effective on all skin types and skin colors and is a great fit for most of our patients. Patients with active skin cancer, open wounds, sores and irritated skin or an allergy to stainless steel, or who are pregnant or breastfeeding shouldn’t be treated with SkinPen.
How many treatments will I need?
Most of our patients typically require between 3 and 6 treatments, with each one being scheduled 4 weeks apart to allow the skin sufficient time to repair itself between treatment sessions.
Is SkinPen safe?
Yes! Beyond its FDA approval and it’s U.S.-based manufacturer, SkinPen uses single-use, disposable sterile cartridges that entirely prevent cross contamination or infection. SkinPen’s 14 smooth stainless microneedles painlessly create roughly 16,000 micro injuries per second, making it one of the most effective microneedling treatments available. SkinPen has been clinically shown to be safe and effective with 90 different tests. It’s the only microneedling device shown to be effective on all skin types.
What happens after treatment?
The treatment itself requires very little to no downtime and produces only a slight flush. You will likely be able to return to your work or social activities immediately after treatment. Some patients, however, do experience a mild dryness, redness, or tenderness that resolves over time without further complication within 24 hours, or 2 - 3 days at the outside. If you’re concerned about downtime or curious about how fast you’ll be able to get back to work and social activities, give yourself a 2-hour window of safety for your first treatment, after which you’ll have a better idea as to how you’ll react to future treatments. Contact us today for a consultation to receive some of the best SkinPen Microneedling Los Angeles has to offer
Why Choose The Schwartz Aesthetic Institute?
At The Schwartz Aesthetic Institute, we have a team of expertly-trained professionals who carefully analyze your skin type and discuss your cosmetic expectations before curating a treatment plan. Your skin is precious — we treat it with the care and consideration it deserves.