Microneedling

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is an innovative aesthetic procedure that stimulates collagen production by using a device to create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin. The SkinPen® is a multifunctional, microneedling tool which helps to alleviate and reduce many skin conditions.

What does Microneedling help with?

Microneedling treats the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improves the skin’s texture, tone and color. It can also improve sagging skin, skin texture, pore size and stretch marks. In addition to the following symptoms:

  • Acne scars and wound healing
  • Improve wrinkles and fine lines
  • Minimize pore size
  • Improve stretch marks
  • Treat alopecia or hair loss
  • Improve skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation

Microneedling Treatment

The SkinPen® by BellusMedical is the only FDA-cleared microneedling device on the market. As a result, SkinPen® treatments have shorter treatment times, are less painful and have no side effects. SkinPen® treatments vary in depth depending upon skin condition for which the device is being used. Light treatments are a great way to treat mild acne scarring and improve fine lines and skin texture, where deeper needling treatments may be necessary to improve more significant acne scarring, keloid scarring or stretch marks.

Compared to traditional dermal needling devices, the SkinPen® minimizes epidermal damage which means less pain and bleeding. SkinPen® is very easy to maneuver which allows us to follow the contours of the face.

Can It be Used On all skin types?

Microneedling is safe to use on all skin types and colors without risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Microneedling can be performed on all parts of the body including neck, décolleté, arms, legs and abdomen.

  • Neck
  • Décolleté
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Abdomen

Does This Skin Rejuvenation Treatment Require Downtime?

 Inflammation of the skin is temporary and reduces greatly within a few hours. The skin may remain slightly pink for up to 48 hours after treatment.

How often should you get a treatment?

 The number of treatments needed depends on individual cases, however, microneedling can be safely performed every 4-6 weeks. For best results, treatments are recommended monthly for at least 3 months to see optimal collagen production.

Is The Microneedling Pen painful?

Prior to the treatment, numbing cream can be applied to minimize any discomfort that can be associated with the treatment.

When will I see Microneedling results?

 Patients notice an immediate glow to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop of several weeks and results can continue to improve up to 6 months after a single treatment.

Before and after photos

  

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in our microneedling treatment at The Medspa at NSPS, call us at 312.266.6240 today to schedule your consultation. Our practice serves Chicago, Illinois and surrounding areas.


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Chicago, IL 60611