Microneedling is a minimally invasive approach that can help rejuvenate your skin and smoothen imperfections. The goal is to create tiny “micro-injuries” below the skin. These injuries stimulate the release of collagen and elastin, which can help restore and repair worn or damaged skin. At our Richmond clinic, we use SkinPen® microneedling, an FDA-approved procedure, to improve the appearance of blemishes or scarring, tighten loose or sagging skin, and reduce visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles and crow’s feet.
To learn more about SkinPen microneedling in Richmond, contact us at Montante Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics. This procedure may be your ideal solution for younger, smoother skin—without the need for surgery.
SkinPen Microneedling Is Safer and More Effective Than Over-the-Counter Treatments
SkinPen is a form of collagen induction therapy (CIT). There are several forms of CIT, some of which can be purchased over the counter. However, you simply cannot get medical-grade results without the help of a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. At-home, esthetician, or DIY microneedling has a much higher rate of complications, such as:
- Infection from improper sterilization
- Allergic reactions to the device
- Ineffective or short-lived results
- Injuries related to improper microneedling technique
Our team in Richmond uses the state-of-the-art SkinPen wand, a handheld device that delivers safe, effective microneedling therapy. This medical device is not available over the counter. Our surgeons are specially trained to use the device to create targeted micro-injuries for longer-lasting visible results. The techniques our team uses to follow FDA-approved standards of care that guide patient care before, during, and after treatment.
The Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling
SkinPen is a handheld device shaped like a thick marker or pen. It creates precise micro-injuries just below the skin, which stimulate the body’s natural healing process. As things heal, healthy collagen and elastin are released, which help revitalize and rejuvenate damaged, blemished, or dull skin.
At our Richmond clinic, we use microneedling to restore and repair a number of common skin conditions, such as:
- Birthmarks and other forms of hyperpigmentation
- Wrinkles, crow’s feet, creases, and lines
- Acne-related scarring
- Skin inflammation
- Enlarged or shrunken pores
We could help you determine whether SkinPen microneedling is right for you and your specific skin concerns during an initial consultation.
Your SkinPen Microneedling Session
General anesthesia is generally not needed for SkinPen microneedling sessions as the procedure is minimally invasive and non-surgical. The procedure begins by sterilizing the area that is being treated. A topical anesthetic is then applied, which helps minimize discomfort as the SkinPen wand is applied to your skin. Most patients report feeling only mild vibrations during treatment. The microneedling wand is strategically used to create a series of targeted micro-injuries below the skin’s surface.
A SkinPen microneedling session usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes, though it can last up to 90 minutes depending on the level of restoration needed. When the topical anesthetic starts to wear off, you may experience a puffy, tight feeling similar to a mild sunburn. This sensation is temporary, often lasting less than a day.
When Can I Expect to See Results?
Following a successful SkinPen microneedling procedure in Richmond, you can generally expect little to no downtime. However, follow-up treatments might be required depending on your unique situation. On average, most patients go through one to three sessions of microneedling therapy. Some patients report a noticeable improvement within 24 hours, but full results may take up to six months.
Call Today to Discuss Your SkinPen Microneedling Options in Richmond
If you are tired of covering your appearance with makeup, SkinPen microneedling in Richmond could be the perfect option to refresh your skin. Minimally invasive microneedling could address damaged or aging skin and help you become more confident. Start your journey toward rejuvenated skin today by scheduling an initial consultation at Montante Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics.