SkinPen Microneedling in Rancho Cucamonga
SkinPen microneedling is an FDA-approved non-surgical skin resurfacing treatment that can reduce acne scars, tighten skin, and minimize pores to continuously improve the look and feel of skin and prevent future breakouts. Patients in Rancho Cucamonga love microneedling because it’s effective, convenient, and requires little to no downtime.
- How does microneedling work?
- What are the advantages of SkinPen?
- Who is a good candidate?
- How many treatments will I need?
- What is recovery like from microneedling?
- What treatments can enhance microneedling results?
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a skin resurfacing treatment that works by stimulating your skin’s natural healing response with a series of microscopic needle punctures, all while maintaining the overall structure of the skin. In the days and weeks following microneedling treatment, your collagen production goes into overdrive as your skin replaces damaged old skin cells with healthy new ones.
What are the advantages of SkinPen?
At Inland Cosmetic Surgery, we use the most advanced microneedling technology—the SkinPen®. As the first FDA-approved microneedling device, SkinPen is used safely and effectively around the world to improve skin texture and complexion. Best of all, SkinPen microneedling is all-natural, requiring no lasers, radiofrequency, harsh chemicals, or surgery.
What can SkinPen treat?
SkinPen is effective at treating the following skin conditions:
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Mild skin laxity (i.e., “crepey” skin around the eyelids)
- Stretch marks
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Large pores
Who is a good candidate for SkinPen treatments?
Unlike other non-surgical treatments, SkinPen has been clinically shown to be effective for women and men of all skin types. If you have wrinkles, acne, scars, age spots, and/or large pores you want to treat, SkinPen microneedling may be right for you.
Microneedling may not be right for you if you have active skin irritation or infection, you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or you are currently taking Accutane or a similar isotretinoin drug.
How many treatments will I need?
Though just one treatment can give you smoother, more radiant skin, we recommend patients undergo three treatments spaced in one-month intervals for maximum results. While your skin begins healing itself immediately, it will continue to improve as new collagen is produced—therefore your results should be visible within four to six weeks after your initial treatment, with skin tone continuing to improve for another couple of months. After your initial SkinPen treatments, you can begin maintenance treatments to retain your hard-earned results.
Does microneedling hurt?
SkinPen microneedling is best described as mildly uncomfortable but not painful. To minimize any discomfort, your esthetician will apply a topical numbing ointment to your skin before treatment, and OTC pain relievers may be recommended following treatment.
What is recovery like from microneedling?
One of the greatest benefits of SkinPen microneedling is that it requires little to no downtime. It is performed as an outpatient procedure with no anesthesia required. Some redness is normal for the first few days following treatment and should quickly dissipate. You can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment, though we advise patients to wait until the following day before applying makeup. You’ll also want to apply a broad-spectrum SPF to protect your treated skin from the sun, as it will be more sensitive for the first few days.
What treatments can enhance microneedling results?
SkinPen treatments create microchannels connecting your skin’s surface layers to its deeper layers, which means that your skin will be significantly more receptive to additional skincare treatments following microneedling. For this reason, we suggest following your SkinPen procedure with other non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments, including:
Rejuvenate your skin in Rancho Cucamonga & the Inland Empire today
At Ahava Medspa by Inland Cosmetic Surgery, we have an intimate understanding of skin and extensive experience with SkinPen microneedling. Let our highly trained team of registered nurses and estheticians help you achieve the healthy, glowing skin you crave. Schedule a skincare consultation online or call us at (909) 987-0899 today.