Everyone is jumping on the SkinPen bandwagon. Why? “Because it works” says, Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura a Dallas Plastic Surgeon.
Some compare the SkinPen results to or even better than painful laser treatments or skin peels that require days of downtime. Although micro-needling has been around, the SkinPen is superior technology applied to this same procedure. It is able to stimulate your skins natural ability to produce new collagen, which can provide an enhanced overall appearance of the skin.
The SkinPen Can Improve
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin tone
- Skin texture
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
As we age, our fibroblast activity slows down and our dermal barrier becomes increasingly compromised. The SkinPen addresses this for all parts of the body and is able to be used on most skin types, including darker skin. The most popular treatment areas are the face, décolletage, hands, and abdomen for stretch marks.
The procedure is painless for most and at worst can simply be described as annoying. With a topical numbing cream applied first the SkinPen feels equivalent to a cat licking your face with a rough tongue. The practitioner is able to adjust the depth of the micro-needling channeling treatment depending on your comfort level, goals, and skin type. The unique design of the SkinPen allows for individualized settings, which makes the treatment very comfortable for most everyone. The procedure takes 60-90 minutes depending on areas treated.
One of the many benefits of the SkinPen is the ability to be social after treatment. Mineral makeup can and be applied to conceal any redness. Some heal completely in 24 hours while others might be pink for a couple of days.
As with most facial treatments, multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results. Depending upon your skin, most are recommended a series of 2-3 treatments 4-5 weeks apart. With the SkinPen, you will be able to notice results just one week following treatment and will continue to improve as the body’s healing process promotes the production of healthy, new cells and the production of collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid.
Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura is a Dallas Plastic Surgeon and Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Nakamura is Medical Director of Accent on You. With over 25 years of plastic surgery knowledge, Dr. Nakamura takes a personal approach with every patient while continuing to provide excellent care. Dr. Nakamura has been named 2015-2016 Top10MD an honor only 1-in-3 doctor’s in the United States succeed with this recognition. To schedule your appointment contact Dr. Nakamura at 817-417-7200.