SkinPen™ MicroNeedling Facial Resurfacing

What is SkinPenAutomated Micro-Needling? 

The SkinPenis the only micro-needling device that has been FDA approved for use in the United States. At Synergy, we are proud to be the only practice in the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla area to offer this superior device and service.  Atomated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin, the cornerstones of healthy, firm, smooth skin. SkinPen also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.

What are the Benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,
younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. SkinPen also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.

What areas of the body can I treat?

The SkinPen can be used on all parts of the body; face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

How is the procedure done?
First we apply topical numbing cream for comfort. Then, a sterile needle-ti
p containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the SkinPen. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, the pen will gently glide over your skin while the SkinPen does the work causing tiny, controlled micro injuries to your skin in order to stimulate collagen and elastin which are the keystones to youthful, healthy looking skin.

What does it Feel Like

Most patients feel nothing but the smallest amount of pressure due to the numbing cream.  Patients with a stronger resistance to numbing compounds such as lidocaine and tetracaine  report a feeling similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needleto 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Patients heal faster when they combine their MicroNeeding treatment with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin), or BioPelle StemCell/Growth Factor serums tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.

How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.

What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up

When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.

How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment to see an improvement. However, for corrective results, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3-6 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals; addition of PRP/PRF boosts results and healing time.  For the most advanced, effective skin tightening outside of surgery patients wishing to achieve significant skin correction we recommend graduating from this treatment to the Infini Radio Frequency Micro-Needling.