Microneedling procedures allow for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro-“injuries” in the skin, which triggers new collagen synthesis. The result is smoother, younger-looking skin.
Microneedling procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of the sterile needle head. The procedure is normally completed within 30–60 minutes, depending on the required procedure and anatomical site.
After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed in appearance, similar to a moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on certain areas. This will diminish significantly within a few hours following the procedure. Within the next 24 hours, the skin will have returned to normal. After three days, there is rarely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.
Microneedling is contraindicated for patients with: keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities, a hemorrhagic disorder or haemostatic dysfunction, active bacterial or fungal infection.
PRECAUTIONS AND WARNINGS:
Microneedling has not been evaluated in the following patient populations, and as such, precautions should be taken when determining whether the SkinPen procedure is adequate for the patient:
-Scars and stretch marks less than one year old;
-Women who are pregnant or nursing;
-Patients with history of eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions;
-Patients with history of actinic (solar) keratosis;
-Patients with history of herpes simplex infections;
-Diabetics or patients with wound-healing deficiencies;
-Patients on immunosuppressive therapy;
-Skin with presence of raised moles or warts on targeted area.
SkinPen, Bellus Medical, FDA Approved, Indulge Luxury Medical Spa, Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia