Automated microneedling is an innovation in aesthetics for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the skin’s texture, tone and color. SkinPen® is the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market. At The Pogue Center, our licensed medical aesthetician uses the SkinPen® for micro-needling treatments.
The Pogue Center Medspa offers wide menu of services to help enhance and improve your skin. All treatment options are administered by our licensed medical aesthetician in a comfortable and soothing environment.
Each month we offer different treatment and skincare product specials. To help you understand the treatments we offer and what they involve, we like to provide a bit of background information. We look forward to seeing you, and for you to see results!
What is Automated Microneedling (Microneedling)?
What are the Benefits?
The benefits of microneedling can included a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.
SkinPen® may also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What Areas of the Body can be Treated?
SkinPen® can be used on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.
How is the Procedure Done?
A sterile applicator containing 12 points is attached to the SkinPen®.
Our aesthetician will apply a thin layer of sterile saline to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs.
Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What Does it Feel Like?
The feeling associated with the SkinPen ® is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin.
While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What Is The Downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
The total healing time depends on the SkinPen® setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
Utilizing quality skincare products recommended by your skincare provider can help to speed up the healing process.
When Will I See Results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients only require a single treatment once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. It’s best to consult with our aesthetician who can help make the best recommendation.