SkinPen® Microneedling in Bethesda, MD

What is SkinPen Microneedling?  SkinPen Microneedling creates microscopic openings in the surface of the skin. It causes the tissue to develop new collagen and elastin, resulting in smoother, firmer skin. What does SkinPen do, and what are the benefits:

  • Minimally invasive.
    • Absolutely one of the best things about SkinPen® microneedling. It is relatively gentle on your skin  with minimal bruising and/or bleeding.
  • Increased collagen production.
    • Collagen is responsible for keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful.
  • Decreases the appearance of scars.
    • This occurs through stimulated production of new skin cells which help to fill in and smooth out  old and new scars.
  • Minimizes pores.
    • Reduced poor size is beneficial in helping your skin look smoother and more youthful.
  • Reduces wrinkles.
  • Reduces the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
    • As microneedling creates tiny punctures in the skin it helps stimulate collagen production which in turn reduces the appearance of dark circles under your eyes. Generally, once your skin has healed you should see a noticeable improvement.

Microneedling is a rejuvenating skin treatment that addresses:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Mild inelasticity
  • Acne scars
  • Large pores
  • Rough skin
  • Dull skin

You may hear microneedling referred to as percutaneous collagen induction, because the treatment increases collagen in your skin. Collagen is the supportive scaffolding of youthful, smooth skin. It naturally declines with age.
In short, what does SkinPen do...?  By inducing the creation of collagen (as well as elastin), microneedling leads to smoother, plumper, firmer skin.

The Microneedling Process

Modern treatments use an automated pen-like device. It’s handheld. The head of the device contains a circular arrangement of tiny needles. The device is set to penetrate the skin at a certain depth, making the treatment highly customizable.

As the provider passes the head of rotating needles across the skin, the needles make tiny openings in the epidermis. These minuscule punctures prompt a healing response in the skin without damaging tissue.

Opening the skin’s pores for nourishing topicals: Another benefit of microneedling is that the skin is essentially opened up via the tiny channels made, and can thereby better absorb any variety of rejuvenating topical ointments, creams and other skin products chosen by you and the provider.

How Long Does it Take to Heal from Microneedling?

Microneedling is minimally invasive, but your face will be flushed and red for about 24-72 hours after the appointment. During this time, don’t apply facial cosmetics. We know it is tempting to conceal the redness, but microneedling opens the pores of your face, so the last thing to do is clog all those channels into the epidermis with makeup.

What should I expect my skin to look like immediately after the procedure?

For 24-48 hours, it is normal to experience peeling, dryness, swelling and bumps. We recommend use of our SKINFUSE® Post SkinPen® Protocol which cleanses, moisturizes, and protects your skin as well as promotes a  radiant and fresh appearance. The results will continue to improve over the next couple of months as new  collagen and elastin forms.

There are a few activity limitations for the first 72 hours following microneedling. During this time, we recommend  that you avoid sun exposure and strenuous exercise, because sweating and excess blood flow can cause irritation  and hinder results. Minimizing sun exposure for a full week after the procedure is advised and will maximize the  results of the procedure.



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(301) 828-9077

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Bethesda, MD 20817

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