Everyone wants to reclaim his or her youth. When we age, we slowly start to notice an increasing amount of wrinkles, marks from acne or sun damage, and an overall sagging appearance. This can be blamed on collagen—or a lack thereof. As we get older, the overall collagen production and blood flow to our skin’s surface slowly begins to decrease.
Rather than accepting this new look or turning to expensive and invasive surgeries, it’s possible to stimulate your body’s natural healing response so it starts producing collagen again. Now, it’s easier than ever to reclaim your youth with SkinPen® microneedling.
What to Know About SkinPen® Microneedling
Microneedling is an anti-aging process that works by creating controlled micro-injuries to help stimulate your body’s natural wound-healing process while minimizing cellular damage. We use a small, FDA approved instrument—the SkinPen®—to create these micro-injuries.
When your body incurs micro-injuries, the healing process jumpstarts collagen production, which softens scars and helps tighten the skin. Microneedling is a powerful alternative to laser treatments that keeps you looking youthful and feeling revitalized.
If you’re interested, it is possible to take the results even further. We do this using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) after microneedling. PRP is an extract from your blood full of growth factors that help supercharge all of the benefits of the microneedling treatment and reduce healing time.
At Desert Wellness, we favor microneedling to other techniques due to the amazing results, low risk, short period of downtime, and reduced costs. However, the type of pen that’s used does matter. The best pen is the SkinPen®, which is clinically proven to improve scarring and fine lines. Since it’s FDA approved, it’s been tested and proven safe and effective for all skin types of every shade. The SkinPen® will give you the best results with your microneedling treatment.
SkinPen® Microneedling Benefits
Microneedling with the SkinPen® produces an amazing result that essentially remodels your skin. You will notice tighter skin that appears more lifted and rejuvenated, a reduction in scars, an improvement in wrinkles and fine lines, and the minimization of pore size. Since you can use microneedling all over your body, it can also be used to improve the appearance of stretch marks. You’ll notice improved overall texture almost immediately.
How to Prepare for SkinPen® Microneedling
Prior to having microneedling done, a thin layer of numbing cream is applied to help minimize any discomfort. The cream takes about 10-15 minutes to work, but ensures that you’ll receive a more comfortable treatment. To prepare, arrive to your appointment with a clean face, free of any product or moisturizer.
The total treatment time is only about 30 minutes, after which your skin will be a little pink and inflamed, similar to a sunburn. Once the inflammation goes down, you’ll notice glowing and vibrant skin. To see the best results, we recommend getting at least three treatments, each spaced four to six weeks apart.
After each treatment, you need to avoid the sun for 24 hours and you should avoid washing your face or using makeup until the following morning.
If you’re ready to receive your free consultation today, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Desert Wellness Center. Our Naturopathic physicians are licensed primary care providers in Arizona with the similar training as traditional medical practitioners. The main difference at Desert Wellness is our philosophy and treatment options—we focus on holistic, proactive prevention, and comprehensive treatment. Call us today at (480) 361-5188 or visit our website for more information.
We’re currently running a special for microneedling where you will receive three treatments with one platelet-rich plasma treatment for only $999 (regularly $1195). But hurry, this offer is only good until April 30th, 2019.