A Resurfacing Treatment for All Skin Types: Get to Know SkinPen Near You
Everyone should feel confident in their skin, but some conditions that influence your skin texture may make you feel self-conscious. A little blemish is easy to cover with some makeup, but textural concerns require much more attention to improve.
Skin texture can come from a lot of factors. Normal signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, are due to a decrease in collagen production, repeated facial expressions, and factors like sun exposure. Stretch marks are usually genetic and happen when your skin stretches faster than it can keep up. Acne scars can linger for years after a painful breakout.
So how can you improve these concerns? While good at-home skincare and proper sun protection can help, only a professional skin treatment like SkinPen near you can actually resurface your skin from within. The best part? It’s safe for all skin types 🥰 Below, our team of skin professionals at Spa in the City break down what you need to know about this advanced resurfacing treatment.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a form of mechanical skin rejuvenation that uses tiny micro-needles to improve many types of textural skin concerns and even hyperpigmentation. This technique uses tiny needles to create “micro” injuries on your skin. These tiny injuries tell your skin to produce greater amounts of collagen and elastin to heal itself.
Microneedling is a great alternative to laser treatments (which tend to be more aggressive and demanding for healing time), making it an ideal skin resurfacing treatment for all skin types!
What is SkinPen?
SkinPen is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device for aesthetic use, making it an incredibly safe and highly effective treatment. It transforms skin in as little as 3 treatment sessions, though many clients see noticeable results after their first session!
SkinPen can help improve:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Traumatic scars
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- And more!
SkinPen works to smooth the surface of your skin by creating thousands of microchannels. These microchannels (also referred to as micro injuries) kick-start your skin’s wound healing process while minimizing damage to healthy cells. SkinPen remodels skin tissue to improve scars and other textural issues—all while keeping skin intact.
The wound healing process
When we refer to the wound healing process, we are talking about the way your skin naturally heals after something like a scratch, burn, or other skin trauma. With microneedling, we create controlled injuries to start this process. We ensure these controlled injuries are not painful and keep you comfortable throughout the treatment!
Your skin heals in 3 steps:
First, your skin becomes inflamed, which can make it swollen and/or red. This is your immune system actually cleaning the wound to remove any debris. It also increases blood flow and generates new tissue to mend the pierced skin.
During the proliferation stage, your skin uses newly produced skin cells made up of collagen and important proteins to rebuild the skin and heal the wound. This stage can cause skin to look pink or red and have uneven texture.
The final stage of the skin healing process is when new skin tissue and blood vessels replace the wound for a rejuvenated, youthful look!
👆 While the above information applies to all types of healthy wound healing, it also applies to how SkinPen near you works too!
The benefits of SkinPen near you
SkinPen is a safe skin resurfacing option for all skin types
Microneedling with SkinPen is clinically proven to be safe for Fitzpatrick types 1 through 6!
If you’re wondering what the heck Fitzpatrick is, we’ll explain.
The Fitzpatrick scale is a classification system for different skin tones’ sensitivity to ultraviolet light. Many skin professionals use this scale to assess whether a treatment is safe for each type of skin tone.
Below is the Fitzpatrick scale:
Skin color: Ivory
Sun sensitivity: Skin freckles and burns; never tans
Skin color: Fair / pale
Sun sensitivity: Skin typically freckles, burns and peels often; rarely tans
Skin color: Fair to beige with golden undertones
Sun sensitivity: skin might freckle or burn occasionally; sometimes tans
Skin color: Olive or light brown
Sun sensitivity: Doesn’t usually freckle, burns rarely, and tans often
Skin color: Dark brown
Sun sensitivity: Rarely freckles, almost never burns, and always tans
Skin color: Deeply pigmented dark brown to darkest brown
Sun sensitivity: Never freckles, never burns, and always tans
How microneedling is safer for all skin tones
While the 6 categories of the Fitzpatrick scale do not account for the many nuances in skin, many skin professionals use it as a baseline to establish how sensitive a person may be to the sun, lasers, and light energy treatments.
The fact is, some lasers risk damaging darker skin because the technology works to improve hyperpigmentation by targeting melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin color, and as a result, people of color have more of it. Many laser treatments work by targeting melanin pigment on age spots, freckles, and sunspots. For darker skin tones, lasers can target the wrong melanin and actually create more hyperpigmentation, making lasers a risky treatment for some.
All of this is to say that microneedling is a fantastic option for all skin tones, as it does not work in the same manner as lasers and light energy treatments. This makes it a great alternative to lasers!
First FDA-cleared device on the market
Because microneedling can bring risks if done with an improper device or without a professional in a sterile environment, it’s important to understand that safety is key. SkinPen is actually the first FDA-cleared microneedling device on the market! In order to get this clearance, this device has undergone rigorous research and testing and produced significant results.
Little to no downtime
Unlike more aggressive treatments like chemical peels or lasers, SkinPen near you requires little to no downtime for recovery! This makes it easy to work SkinPen into your routine, so you can enjoy the benefits of skin resurfacing without sacrificing your valuable time and energy.
Customized SkinPen treatment plans
At Spa in the City, we pride ourselves on creating treatment plans customized to YOU. No one’s skin is just like yours, and we take this into account for every recommendation we make. We usually recommend a series of SkinPen treatments for the best results, and we will base our recommendation on your skin concerns, desired results, and budget.
A great maintenance treatment for antiaging and more
Since microneedling requires little downtime and does not need much (if any) of a recovery period, many of our clients love getting routine treatments as part of their anti-aging plan! Regular microneedling treatments with SkinPen or RF microneedling help your skin build up more collagen and elastin long term; this improves the core structure of your skin, warding off skin laxity (sagging), fine lines, and wrinkles.
How It Works at Spa in the City
Before your treatment with SkinPen, you’ll meet with a Spa in the City trained specialist for a consultation. We will discuss your areas of concerns and goals for this treatment. Once we complete your consultation, we will create a customized SkinPen treatment plan for you.
To make sure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure, we will apply a topical numbing cream over the treatment areas.
Your specialist will use the SkinPen handpiece over the treatment areas to rejuvenate your skin and improve collagen production.
Once we complete your treatment, your provider will give you any aftercare instructions for the best results possible. We welcome you to schedule any follow-up appointments as needed.
Frequently Asked Questions | SkinPen Near You
Does SkinPen hurt?
Because SkinPen uses micro-needles to create controlled injuries in the skin for rejuvenation, we apply a topical numbing product over the treatment area(s) prior to starting the treatment. Your provider will work to ensure you are comfortable throughout the treatment.
What do I do for aftercare?
Your Spa in the City provider will go over in-depth aftercare instructions with you after your treatment session. A general rule of thumb after any skin resurfacing treatment is to protect your skin from the sun, because your skin is more sensitive at this time. Use SPF 30 or higher and wear physical sun protection like a hat if you spend time outdoors.
When will I see results?
Some clients see results immediately after their first treatment, but most see optimal results after 3 to 5 treatments spaced a few weeks apart. We can map out your number of treatments in your personalized treatment plan during your skin consultation.
What do I look like right after SkinPen?
Immediately after SkinPen, your skin may appear slightly swollen and red. We will apply soothing products over your skin to help calm any irritation. The swelling and redness should subside within hours.
Learn more about the possibilities with SkinPen near you at Spa in the City Dallas!
Our dedicated team at Spa in the City commits to providing the best, most natural-looking results possible. Our goal is for you to feel better in your skin without erasing your natural beauty. We will provide excellent client care while producing exceptional results for your concerns. And, as always, we strive to find options that fit into your budget.
Contact us to book a consultation or ask us any questions you have about SkinPen near you or any of our services at Spa in the City!