What is Medical Microneedling?
Microneedling with SkinPen is a safe, minimally invasive treatment with many benefits! Also known as collagen induction therapy, the SkinPen device uses fine needles to gently stamp and glide across areas such as the face, neck, décolletage and back of hands to create thousands of micro punctures in the skin. These micro punctures cause your body to use collagen and elastin to repair and strengthen the skin, leaving you with a fresh, youthful glow.
Why does Oasis use SkinPen?
SkinPen is the first FDA-cleared device clinically proven to improve the appearance of wrinkles of the neck and facial acne scars for people aged 22 and above.
SkinPen doesn't rely on heat or chemicals, so the results are natural and safe for all skin tones and types. In a clinical study, 90% of patients said they would recommend SkinPen.
Let’s summarize the top 10 reasons why you could benefit from this collagen inducing therapy.
1.Reduce the appearance of fine lines and winkles
The wound-healing mechanisms of microneedling stimulate your body to produce new skin cells by laying down new collagen and elastin, making fine lines and wrinkles less apparent.
2.Shrink pore size
The aging process causes our skin to lose its elasticity which can result in the appearance of wider, larger pores. Microneedling helps reduce pore size and improves skin texture and tone.
3.Improve sun damage and hyperpigmentation
Who doesn’t love the Florida sun? Years of sun damage can start to surface as we age, causing hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration. Microneedling can reduce this hyperpigmentation by breaking up the pigment below the surface. It is an excellent way to restore brightness. Pro tip: It even helps with stubborn melasma!
4.Treat stretch marks
Stretch marks are a common occurrence for both men and women. The skin is typically elastic enough to stretch and return to its original size, but when sudden changes happen like puberty, weight gain and pregnancy, the skin produces less collagen and disordered fibers (stretch marks) can occur. Again, microneedling is a great option to reduce the appearance of stretch marks by putting that collagen back.
5.Improve the effectiveness of topical skincare products
The microchannels made by microneedling allow topical products like serums to penetrate deeper into the skin. This enhances the effectiveness of the serum or creams you are already using.
We’ve talked about those wonderful benefits of new collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin protect the skin, allowing it to stretch and snap back into place, and give it strength. Microneedling stimulates the fibroblasts responsible for production of collagen and elastin, providing tightening of the skin.
7.Help with acne scars/other scarring
It can be tough to find an effective treatment for scars. Microneedling improves the overall texture of your skin, stimulating collagen and helping your acne and scar treatment medication penetrate more effectively.
8.Increase blood flow to the treated area
The SkinPen creates controlled damage to the skin, forcing your immune system to repair the damage by increasing blood circulation to the area. Increased blood circulation gives your skin additional oxygen and nutrients, leaving the overall appearance glowing and youthful!
9.Reverse the appearance of aging skin
Aging skin can appear dull and lack a glow. Microneedling changes this by building up that lost collagen that happens over time.
10.It has minimal side effects & virtually no downtime
Following your microneedling procedure your face will look like a mild sunburn. It’s important to keep the area clean and dry, not exercise or sweat, limit sun exposure and not apply make up for the first 24 hours. This short downtime means you can enjoy that fresh complexion within 24-72 hours after treatment!
When to Expect Results and How Long Results Last
You may notice some changes within a few days after your treatment. But suprisingly, collagen repair can take weeks, so you'll continue to see improvements over time. Usually, results are visible for three to five months. That’s why most avid SkinPen users schedule two or three sessions over a year.