Sun exposure and picking at blemishes are proof that actions you took years ago can affect your skin today. If you experience fine lines, acne scarring or changes in your skin’s tone and texture, SkinPen® Microneedling Device treatments at the Orlando dermatology office of Dr. Farooq Lateef can help.
At Orlando Dermatology, Dr. Lateef and his staff apply the Micropen to areas where you may experience fine lines, acne scarring and loss of skin tone. In just 15 to 20 minutes, the Micropen can stimulate your skin to create an immediate glow.
What is the SkinPen® Microneedling Device and How Does the Micropen Work?
SkinPen® by Bellus Medical is a skin rejuvenation and microneedling treatment unlike any other. This FDA-cleared device is clinically proven to improve the appearance of facial scars for all skin types. It addresses a range of skincare concerns by initiating the body’s natural healing processes to remodel scar tissue while preserving the overall structure of skin. With the help of SkinPen, treatments are relatively short, non-invasive, and capable of achieving unparalleled results.
The SkinPen® Microneedling Device closely resembles a small, metal handheld pen that uses technology known as microneedling. When Dr. Lateef moves the pen over your skin, it creates tiny injuries to your skin, which stimulates it to produce extra collagen and elastin- two fibers responsible for giving your skin its tone and texture.
In addition to encouraging elastic fibers to grow, the Micropen also creates small microchannels for improved absorption of topical gels, creams and serums. The Micropen allows these topical treatments to be absorbed more deeply, which means you will also likely see better results from your normal skincare routine.
What is Automated Micro-Needling?
Automated Micro-Needling is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s texture, tone and color. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with softer wrinkles. SkinPen® Microneedling Device also creates micro channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing their effects in the deeper layers of the skin.
Is the Micropen Procedure Painful?
The SkinPen® Microneedling Device treatment is about as painful as acupuncture, in which small needles are inserted into the skin almost painlessly. Like acupuncture, the Micropen feels like small bristles moving over the skin quickly. As a result, Dr. Lateef’s patients should experience very little or no pain during the treatment, although some areas are more sensitive than others.
Additionally, Dr. Lateef can provide specialized products from Orlando Dermatology that minimize any discomfort you may experience post-treatment. However, you may experience some redness that lasts between two and three days following the treatment.
What Are the Benefits of the SkinPen® Microneedling Device and What Areas of the Body Can it Treat?
Wrinkle reduction, texture, tone improvement and softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. New collagen production reverses years of sun damage. SkinPen® Microneedling Device also has a positive effect on hyperpigmentation as well as treating uneven skin tone, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks. Virtually any person of any skin type can benefit from the SkinPen® Microneedling Device’s treatments. Examples of improvements Dr. Lateef’s patients see, both immediately and long-term, include:
- Fewer stretch marks
- Improved skin tone
- A more even complexion
- Reduced signs of hyperpigmentation, such as age spots
- Reduced scarring
- Softer Skin
- Skin appears tighter
We use the SkinPen® Microneedling Device on virtually any area of the body, including the:
How Long Will It Take to Notice Results from the SkinPen® Microneedling Device?
Many of Dr. Lateef’s patients notice immediate, positive effects to their skin following treatments. Skin instantly appears glowing and sometimes tighter than it did prior to treatment. As the weeks progress, patients often notice their skin becoming tighter and more even in tone. Patients may notice benefits up to six months post-treatment because collagen and elastin fibers can take some time to fully grow and mature.
Dr. Lateef typically recommends about three treatments every four – six weeks to experience the best and most noticeable results with the SkinPen® Microneedling Device. With these treatments, you can experience enhanced facial rejuvenation in less time than the average lunch break without the need to take time off from work or school.
We will evaluate the condition of the treatment area and go over a plan of action with you during your initial consultation.
Questions for your Orlando Dermatologist? Ready for an SkinPen® Microneedling Device Consultation?
Want to find out more about SkinPen® Microneedling Device treatments in Orlando? Call us at (407) 351-1888 to schedule a consultation and learn how the SkinPen® Microneedling Device could benefit your skin.
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