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Skin rejuvenation with SkinPen

Beautiful, supple skin free from scars, hyperpigmentation or stretch marks is the goal of many men and women. Until now, most effective skin enhancing treatments have involved the use of lasers, which can be quite painful and may take several days or weeks to heal. Offering a safe and effective, non-surgical treatment option that could be used on any part of the body was our goal in selecting SkinPen as our latest, non-surgical skincare option at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids.


State-of-the-art microneedling device: SkinPen

SkinPen is a safe and effective, state-of-the-art, non-surgical microneedling medical device that improves acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, softens fine lines and wrinkles and improves overall skin quality with little to no downtime. Called “collagen injection therapy,” the treatment creates many microscopic channels in the dermis, stimulating increased natural production of collagen and elastin.

Unlike many laser treatments, this in-office treatment is essentially painless and offers very quick recovery, in a session requiring only about 30 minutes. SkinPen microneedling can also be used in conjunction with other skincare treatments such as Ultherapy, Exilis, or medical skincare products. By creating micro-channels, skincare products are delivered to the skin more effectively for enhanced results.

What is SkinPen microneedling?

SkinPen microneedling is a non-surgical, medical grade precision tool that works by creating a series of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, which also allow products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, enhancing results.

  • What are the benefits of SkinPen microneedling?

    SkinPen has revolutionized skin rejuvenation. The treatment offers patients a range of benefits, including:

    • Minimally invasive
    • Customizable depth of treatment
    • Improves shallow fine lines
    • Improves the appearance of acne scars
    • Allows vital nutrient-rich serums to enter deep into the skin structure
    • Creates firmer, more supple skin
    • Smooths skin texture
    • Treats hyperpigmentation
  • Who is a good candidate for microneedling?

    Women and men of all ages and skin types who want to have refreshed, healthier-looking skin should consider treatment with SkinPen microneedling. If you see your skin looking dull, tired, lined, or scarred, why not try a minimally-invasive procedure that has results similar to more invasive treatments? Restore more youthful, glowing, firmer skin with a fast treatment and virtually no downtime.

  • Why choose Dr. Steven Ringler in Grand Rapids for SkinPen treatments?

    When considering a facial procedure, it is important that you are under the care of a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon who has been the recipient of many awards, including being listed in “Best Doctors in America in Plastic Surgery, America’s Top Doctors, and RealSelf Top 100 – and that’s just a few.

    It is imperative that your treatment is performed with meticulous care and attention so that the results meet your expectations. With the addition of custom serums to support skin health and healing, SkinPen microneedling under the care of Dr. Ringler can restore smooth, glowing skin that over time, becomes healthier, stronger, and suppler.

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How long does a SkinPen microneedling procedure take to perform?

SkinPen microneedling is a non-surgical, in-office procedure that is performed by one of our medical aestheticians, RN team members, or Certified Physician Assistants in about 30 minutes. It is often performed in conjunction with a skincare treatment or other non-surgical procedure such as Ultherapy® or Exilis Ultra®, further enhancing the results.

On what areas of the body can SkinPen microneedling be used?

SkinPen microneedling can treat the face, neck, back, arms, legs, décolletage, and abdomen. Tired of aging skin? SkinPen microneedling works with your body’s natural regenerative processes to create firmer, healthier skin that looks completely natural – as your body does the work from within.

How many SkinPen microneedling treatments are necessary to see results?

SkinPen results vary between individuals and type of skincare concerns being addressed. A series of three treatments spaced about four weeks apart may be recommended to achieve optimal results. For patients with deeper wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive six to eight sessions at four to six-week intervals for best results.

Is there any downtime with SkinPen microneedling?

The downtime with SkinPen microneedling depends on the depth of the repair process required. It is typical for patients to have some slight redness/pinkness – much like a mild sunburn, for two to four days following the procedure. Most patients heal completely in about 24 hours.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Valued Patients,

We look forward to seeing you and are open as of Friday, May 29th as approved by the governor. There are some temporary changes at the office due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Current requirements for guests for treatment at CAPS include the following:

  • You will be asked some basic screening questions when you make your appointment:
    • Do you have a fever, cough or headache today or within the past two weeks?
    • To the best of your knowledge, have you or anyone in your family been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 2 weeks?
    • Have you traveled outside of the country in the past month?
  • Your temperature (touchless) will be taken upon arrival. A temperature above 100 degrees will necessitate rescheduling your appointment until a later date.
  • All of our guests will be required to wear a mask to enter the office.
  • No children in the reception area.
  • Extra visitors are limited to 1.

What we are doing to keep you and our team safe at CAPS:

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided outside of the main entrance and throughout the office.
  • We will require social distancing in the office and our large reception area will be limited to 2-3 guests at a time.
  • All hard surfaces in the office will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day including: door handles, front desk, tables, desks, equipment and restrooms.
  • All team members will be wearing masks and will be screened every morning before work including temperature.
  • All treatment providers will be wearing masks and gloves.
  • As always, treatment providers will wash hands before and after each patient visit and change gloves between each patient.
  • All equipment in treatment rooms will be thoroughly sanitized between each patient visit.
  • We are installing an I-Wave ionization system to our HVAC system which continuously purifies the air killing bacteria and viruses as it circulates the air throughout the office.
  • Virtual consultations with Dr. Ringler and our treatment providers will remain available as well as in-person consultations.
  • Magazines and brochures will not be available in the office for the time being but are available virtually online.
  • Only bottled water is available for our guests at this time.

Thank you for your understanding. Our patient and team safety and well-being is our top concern.

Dr. Steven Ringler & the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Team

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