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How does Skin Pen work?

SkinPen by Crown Aesthetics is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device on the market and is clinically proven to improve the appearance of wrinkles of the neck and acne scars in patients ages 22 and older. In as few as three minimally invasive treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance and step out with confidence.

 

How does microneedling work? It creates thousands of microchannels that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. This rejuvenates your skin from the inside out. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.1

There are three phases to the wound-repair process:

  • Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.

  • Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.

  • Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.

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  • Effective for all skin types, light to dark

  • Comfortable experience

  • Short procedure time

  • Little to no downtime

What areas can be treated? 

  • face 

  • neck

  • chest  

  • hands

  • body (Scars & Stretchmarks)

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What do Skin Pen treatments feel like?

A topical numbing cream is applied to the area being treated 30 minutes prior to your appointment to minimize discomfort. The procedure typically takes 30-60 minutes depending or areas being treated and most patients notice a slight buzzing sensation against their skin.

Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild to moderate sunburn) for one to two days following the treatment. Some people may heal completely in 24 hours.

How to prepare for my appointment?

Please arrive to your appointment with your numbing cream on 30 minutes prior to treatment.

Avoid using retinols, hydroquinone for 3-5 days prior to treatment, and 3-5 days post treatment. Wait at least 7-10 days after receiving any cosmetic injections such as Botox and 2 weeks after receiving any fillers. No Accutane for 6 months prior to treatment. Be sure to wear mineral SPF 30 or higher before and after treatment. SPF use ensures that the delicate new skin is being protected and will help you maintain your treatment results.

When will I see results?

After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed in appearance, similar to a moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on certain areas. This will diminish significantly within a few hours following the procedure. Within the next 24 hours, the skin will have returned to normal. After three days, there is rarely any evidence that the procedure has taken place. 

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