What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that helps minimize the signs of aging and other common skin concerns. A controlled injury is made to the skin triggering the body’s natural healing response of stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. resulting in improved skin health.
Why should I choose SkinPen® microneedling?
SkinPen® works by creating thousands of precise microchannels within the skin while minimizing cellular damage. After a series of treatments, the skin responds be smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, improving texture, reducing the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and other scarring. Microneedling also improves pigmentation, age spots, melasma, and pore size with little to no downtime.
Microneedling is a great treatment for all skin types and skin tones as it does not affect the skin’s natural pigmentation.
What makes SkinPen® different from other microneedling devices?
SkinPen® by Crown Aesthetics is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat wrinkles on the neck and facial acne scars for ages 22 and up.
How can microneedling help me?
With a series of treatments patients experience skin revitalization including:
• Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
• Improvement in the appearance of acne scars, general scarring, and stretch marks
• Even skin tone with reduced age spots and pigmentation
• Refined pore size
• Enhanced clarity
Am I a candidate?
SkinPen® treatments require a consultation to ensure you are a candidate for the treatment. Certain conditions, and medications are contraindicated for treatment including, but not limited to: patients who have active skin cancer in the treatment area(s); open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area(s); an allergy to stainless steel or anesthetics; a hemorrhagic (bleeding) disorder or hemostatic (bleeding) dysfunction; are pregnant or nursing. If you experience cold sores (HSV), it is important to let your provider know.
What can I expect during treatments?
Treatments are completed in under an hour with little to no discomfort and minimal downtime.
After treatment skin will appear slightly pink to red similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. Additionally, the most common treatment responses experienced were dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, and tenderness lasting 1-3 days.
It is vital to follow the appropriate aftercare as discussed with your skin care therapist.
When should I expect to see results?
A series of treatments is recommended for best results.
After initial healing, skin is noticeably brighter with fewer imperfections after each treatment. Full results are visible up to six months post treatment series and depend on the targeted skin condition.
Concerns treated by SkinPen® microneedling*
– Wrinkles & Fine Lines
– Age Spots
– Stretch marks
Request microneedling in Iowa City/Coralville
Schedule your microneedling treatment at Radiance Medical Spa in Coralville today. Our medical experts will ensure that you get that radiant glow you’re seeking! To get started, give us a call at (319) 383-1863 or fill out the appointment request form below. We look forward to seeing you!