Beautiful 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 to 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 skin care option.
SkinPen is a safe and effective, state-of-the-art, non-surgical medical device that improves acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, softens fine lines and wrinkles and improves overall skin quality with little to no downtime. Using collagen injection therapy, the treatment creates many microscopic channels in the dermis, thereby stimulating new collagen and elastin. Unlike many laser treatments, this in-office treatment is quite painless and offers very quick recovery all within one 30-minute session. SkinPen can also be used in conjunction with other skin care treatments such as Ultherapy, Exilis Ultra®, ForeverYoungBBL, HALO or skin care treatments. By creating micro-channels, skin care products are delivered to the skin more effectively thereby enhancing results.
What is SkinPen?
SkinPen 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.
Who is a good candidate for SkinPen?
SkinPen may be used by women and men of all ages and skin-types who seek fresher, healthier looking skin. It benefits those with hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and those with fine lines and wrinkles.
How long does a SkinPen procedure take to perform?
SkinPen is a non-surgical, in office procedure that is performed by one of our medical aestheticians, Certified Physician Assistants or RN team members in about 30 minutes. It is often performed in conjunction with a skin care treatment or other non-surgical procedure such as Ultherapy® or Exilis Ultra, enhancing those results.
On what areas of the body can SkinPen be used?
SkinPen can easily be used to treat the face, neck, back, arms, legs, décolleté, and abdomen.
How many SkinPen treatments are necessary to see results?
SkinPen results vary between individuals and type of skin care concerns being addressed. A series of 3 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart may be recommended to achieve maximum results. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 4 to 6-week intervals.
Is there any downtime with SkinPen?
The downtime with SkinPen 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 2-4 days following the procedure. Many patients heal completely in about 24 hours.
Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19
Dear Valued Patients,
We look forward to seeing you at our office for your visits and treatments. There are some changes at the office due to COVID-19 pandemic.
WHAT WE ARE DOING TO KEEP YOU AND OUR TEAM SAFE AT CAPS:
- For those who are unvaccinated, we ask that you wear a mask and maintain social distancing during your visit.
- Those who are vaccinated do not need to wear a mask unless they choose to.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the office and treatment rooms.
- All treatment providers will be wearing masks throughout your treatment.
- We will continue to maintain the highest standards of safety and sanitization at our office to keep our patients and staff safe.
Thank you for your understanding. Our patient and team safety and well-being is our top priority.
Dr. Steven Ringler & the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Team