SkinPen Microneedling in Panama City
Microneedling is a non-invasive skin care treatment that creates tiny injuries in the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process. This helps remodel scar tissue and improve the overall tightness and texture of the skin so it looks smoother and more youthful. It also helps skin care products penetrate the skin more deeply.
We offer microneedling with the SkinPen by Bellus Medical, the first microneedling device to be cleared by the FDA for the treatment of acne scars. Patient satisfaction with the SkinPen is sky high — in clinical trials, 90 percent of SkinPen patients would recommend microneedling to their loved ones.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling involves passing a needle-tipped device over the targeted skin. As the name suggests, the SkinPen looks similar to a pen. The length of the needles can vary, depending on the depth needed to address the patient’s particular concern. The needles make miniscule punctures in the surface of the skin. Piercing the skin signals to the immune system that it needs to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow to the area and start to formulate new tissue. Fresh collagen and elastin flood the area. Over the next few weeks, the skin continues to heal and tighten. The wound is replaced with new tissue and blood vessels.
How Long Does Microneedling Take?
The microneedling process takes about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Does Microneedling Hurt?
No. A numbing cream is applied to the treatment area prior to the procedure to prevent pain.
Why Is Microneedling Better than other Treatments?
- FDA approved and very safe
- Minimal aftereffects
- Minimal recovery downtime
- Can be used on a wider range of skin types, including those that may not qualify for laser skin resurfacing treatments
How Much Does Microneedling Cost?
The best way to get information about the cost of microneedling is to call or email our practice.
Can It Be Financed?
Feel free to inquire about financing options for microneedling treatment over the phone or via email with our team.
How Long Do the Results Last?
After an initial round of at least three treatment sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart, annual or biannual treatments are recommended to maintain the results.
How to Ensure the Best Microneedling Results
For the best microneedling results, let a professional perform the treatment. There are clear safety concerns about using at-home microneedling devices, as well as concerns about discomfort. Also, even if you use the device as intended, you may not see noticeable results. At-home devices do not reach the depths of professional devices like the SkinPen, so it is unlikely that the needles will penetrate your skin deep enough to produce any real results.
When selecting a provider to perform your microneedling treatment, look for someone with lots of experience and demonstrated results. Many providers have before-and-after images of their patients so you can see what kind of results to expect. Be sure to explain what you hope to achieve from microneedling, and make sure you get clear instructions for aftercare.
For more information about microneedling, please contact our team.