Do you want to dramatically improve the look and feel of your skin, but you are not a fan of undergoing a laser treatment? Maybe you are looking for something that will work effectively with no downtime? Well, look no further. SkinPen® is the treatment you have been searching for. In less than one hour, you can improve the overall appearance and texture of your skin.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
SkinPen® is an FDA-cleared device that uses 12 micro needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. As these small wounds begin to heal, the body’s natural response to this process stimulates the growth of new, healthy collagen that plumps underlying skin to repair imperfections. The device is fully adjustable to penetrate different depths of skin on the face. All areas of the face can be treated, including the delicate areas around the eyes and mouth that can often be the most difficult. It has also been used to reduce pore size and hyperpigmentation. SkinPen® can treat a wide range of imperfections on the face and give you a more youthful, radiant appearance.
At your initial consultation, Dr. Pearlman will assess your skin and your desired outcome to determine how many treatments will be necessary. The treatment is performed in our office. A medical numbing cream is used to aid in pain and discomfort. While the treatment is not as comfortable as a facial, the minimal pain is tolerable. Only three treatments may be needed to reverse sun damage and diminish wrinkles, while six treatments may be necessary to smooth out skin from acne scars. There is a one month separation period between treatments, and the best results are seen in three treatment sessions.
While there is minimal downtime after treatment, one day of social downtime may be advisable. It is not recommended to undergo treatment before a big social event, as the treated areas of the face will be red and irritated and may imitate the look and feel of a sunburn. By day two, the skin will be pink, but may still be irritated. Typically, the skin around the eyes and mouth will feel smooth immediately. You will continue to notice skin changes over the next three to six months.
If you would like further information about SkinPen® treatment or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pearlman, contact our office at 212-223-8300.