Five Reasons to Choose SkinPen®
Microneedling is an increasingly popular treatment, due largely to its versatility and effectiveness in treating a wide range of skin concerns. The Fargo Center for Dermatology, lead by dermatologist Dr. Ness, offers microneedling using the SkinPen® system. Here are five of the reasons that SkinPen® may be the right treatment for you.
SkinPen® has a wide range of uses and is an effective treatment for many skin concerns. Because microneedling stimulates collagen production, the treatment addresses damaged skin, discoloration, and the appearance of many common signs of aging. These include minor skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scarring. The treatment can be performed on virtually any area of the face or body, making it a very versatile skincare solution.
While SkinPen® creates micro-injuries in the skin, it is a safe and comfortable procedure. Common side effects include mild redness and tenderness, which most patients feel is similar to a sunburn. These side effects subside within a few days. Our nurses are highly trained and experienced in SkinPen® services, so you can rest assured you’ll have a safe procedure.
Performed as a standalone procedure, SkinPen® does not introduce any foreign substances, such as topical treatments, to the skin. The treatment works by creating tiny channels in the skin using very small needles, triggering the body’s natural healing response and collagen building to restore skin health.
However, many clients choose to pair SkinPen® with other treatments such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), as the microchannels allow topical treatments to further penetrate the skin, making them more effective. Our providers will discuss treatment options to ensure your SkinPen® treatment is suitable to your goals.
While some laser treatments and other skincare services can have negative effects for those with deeper skin tones; the SkinPen® microneedling treatment is safe to use on all skin types and skin tones.
When compared to more extensive or surgical anti-aging or resurfacing methods, SkinPen® is a cost-effective treatment. For many patients, SkinPen® can be more budget-friendly than treatments such as laser resurfacing or injectables like Botox.
To find out if SkinPen® microneedling is a suitable treatment for you, schedule a consultation with Fargo Center for Dermatology. You can call our offices or request your first appointment online to meet with one of our qualified and experienced providers.