Summary: SkinPen is the one of the preferred ways for cosmetic surgeons to address minor—but noticeable—facial scars or other imperfections in the skin. The process works by creating many nearly microscopic incisions into the skin, encouraging the natural production of collagen and, therefore, healing of the skin.
We Can’t Hide Our Faces
Because our face is almost always exposed, scars or other features can sometimes make us self-conscious—it feels like someone is staring at your scar rather than at you face. If you had a scar on your shoulder, you could simply alter your wardrobe, but facial scars make this exceptionally difficult. Thankfully, there is a procedure to help with this scarring, a procedure called SkinPen, a form of MicroNeedling.
Healing Through Micro-Injuries
The way that SkinPen, or any Microneedling, works is relatively simple: it creates a large quantity of very, very tiny micro-injuries (usually around 1mm or so in diameter), through which the skin is encouraged to begin producing large amounts of collagen. Essentially, the skin can rejuvenate itself with this collagen. The treatment is so effective that it can be used on your face, legs, stomach, or wherever you have skin you’d like to smooth out (including scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and so on).
SkinPen Favored by Minneapolis Area Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
Microneedling, or Collagen Induction Therapy, has been around for a while, and SkinPen offers two primary innovations that make it an appealing choice for this procedure. First, SkinPen uses 90° needles, allowing for better collagen growth. The second is that SkinPen has an excellent safety profile, thanks in large part to its Bio-Sleeve technology, which helps prevent cross contamination.
In fact, it’s for these reasons (and more) that clinics such as Carillon Clinic, a Minneapolis area cosmetic surgery clinic, uses SkinPen exclusively. Having tried other options—and done the research—Carillon Clinic settled on SkinPen, and sticks by that decision. And, certainly, they are not alone in this.
At the end of the day, SkinPen’s popularity is not nearly as important as its ability to show effective results. And in this regard, it certainly has. SkinPen has shown a marked difference in before and after pictures, and patients often rave about the results.
Indeed, for many of these patients, it’s not about looking better, it’s about removing an artificial social roadblock. At the end of the day, you want people to look at you and not at your scars. SkinPen can help you do this.
If you’re interested in clearing up your skin, talk to your cosmetic surgeon today.