While it looks like a simple retractable pen, SkinPen® is actually a medical grade micro-needling tool available to skincare professionals only. It is ideal for skin resurfacing, without burning, peeling and redness. It is especially useful in summer months, when patients wish to be outside and therefore are exposed to the sun. With SkinPen, there is little to no downtime involved.

The amazing advantages of SkinPen are written all over your face—and body.

SkinPen is extremely versatile and can be used on all parts of the body:

  face • neck • décolletage • arms • hands • legs • abdomen • back

In addition to addressing fine lines, wrinkles and discolorations in the skin (such as brown and red spots), Skinpen® is especially effective on acne scars on the face and back, as well as stretch marks on the abdomen and legs. Appropriate for all skin types, it can reverse years of sun damage and enhance the overall appearance of aging skin.

The Science—And Magic— Of SkinPen

SkinPen stimulates your skin's natural ability to repair itself and produce new collagen. Micro-needles, in effect, create micro-injuries, after which the skin, naturally and automatically, begins to dissolve tissue damage and replace it with new cells. Microscopic channels allow the product to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, which produces better results.

Many patients notice that their skin looks healthier immediately. However, since your body is healing itself naturally, the process continues over several weeks. Final results may take three to six months.

SkinPen Befor & After
Treatment and Recovery Expectations

SkinPen's settings can be individualized, so the treatment tends to be very comfortable for most patients. Typically, it is a 30-minute procedure, but depends on the area(s) treated and the severity of damage on the skin.

During your consultation at Wilmington Plastic Surgery, we can give you an idea of what to expect. Schedule your appointment.

The number of treatments you'll need also depends on what you are having done, your individual goals, and the overall health of your skin.

Likewise, recovery depends on individual factors. On average, though, patients experience mild sunburn-like slight pink/redness and heal completely in 24-96 hours.

During your consultation at Wilmington Plastic Surgery, we can give you an idea of what to expect. Schedule your appointment.

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