SkinPen® for Scar Treatment and Skin Rejuvenation
What is SkinPen®?
SkinPen®, available in the Dallas area, is a device that makes use of very small needles to stimulate collagen and elastin production on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. These natural components of the skin work to repair damage and refresh areas where they are found in abundance, which can improve the appearance of a variety of marks, making SkinPen® useful for acne scar treatment, stretch marks, and more. The microneedling device can also reduce hyperpigmentation, large pores, wrinkles, and fine lines.
SkinPen® is only available from medical professionals, such as a licensed dermatologist. The device works by needling the skin, creating hundreds of tiny areas where increased healing will improve the look and texture of the treatment site by promoting natural collagen reproduction and healing similar to fractional laser treatments, laser resurfacing, and IPL (intense pulsed light). Unlike these energy-based procedures that use heat, however, SkinPen® uses sterile, disposable needle cartridges at adjustable depths to allow for increased effectiveness for your unique skin needs. This allows SkinPen® to be used for a wider range of patient types, including patients with darker skin types, and it carries virtually no risk or down time.
Am I a good candidate for SkinPen®?
SkinPen® is an excellent option for:
- Acne scar treatment
- Stretch mark reduction
- Hyperpigmentation reduction
- Improvement of overall skin texture
Candidates for SkinPen may also be interested in other scar treatments, such as laser scar removal, laser acne treatment, and IPL. Dr. Ellen Turner prides herself on outstanding patient care. She is very diligent about choosing appropriate candidates for each procedure, and you can expect your consultation with her to be comfortable, informative and respectful. She will listen to your concerns and carefully evaluate you for this procedure and/or other appropriate interventions based on your clinical needs and personal preferences. To ask Dr. Turner if you are a candidate for SkinPen®, you can book an appointment online or call the office to make an appointment at (214) 373-7546. We will also be happy to work with you to discuss options.
Is SkinPen® painful, and will there be downtime?
Similar to a mild sunburn, redness, swelling and tenderness may follow the procedure, but patients can expect no significant downtime with SkinPen®. After just one day, patients may return to normal activities and are able to conceal most of the signs of treatment with makeup. Within days, there will be no evidence that any treatment was performed at all.
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When will I see results from SkinPen®?
While multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results, noticeable results are typically seen just one week following treatment and gradually improve as the body's healing process promotes the production of healthy, new cells and extracellular matrix (e.g., collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid). Patients with uneven skin-tone and fine lines may see a result after just one treatment, while those looking to soften the appearance of acne scars may require several treatments.
How much does SkinPen® cost?
Cost for this treatment will vary depending on the number of sessions used and where. A FREE SkinPen® consultation is available from a medical esthetician in the Dallas area, trained to evaluate a patient’s specific skincare needs and help figure out the best way to address those needs. To schedule a consultation, set one up online or call (214) 373-7546.
Since SkinPen® is an elective procedure, financing is available through CareCredit, which allows patients to cover the cost of their treatment, then pay it off over time. Apply for this outside financing and a customized payment plan in just a few minutes apply online or contact our staff for more details.