Men’s microneedling is an incredibly popular choice for men because of all the opportunities it has for retexturing the skin. Any sort of unevenness on the face and neck, such as large pores and scarring can be reduced with microneedling. The microneedling device we use at Rinnova Skin and Body is the SkinPen II.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling uses your body’s natural healing to rejuvenate the skin. The SkinPen is a pen-like device that uses a sterile cartridge with an array of small needles to gently pierce your dermis. With a small motor, it will make a series of tiny incisions in the skin. We use a topical numbing cream, so none of this will be painful; it feels similar to brushing your teeth with an electric toothbrush. These incisions stimulate your body’s natural healing processes, causing your skin to be flooded with your own collagen and other healing substances. In so doing, it eases away common signs of age, minor scarring, and pore size.
What can SkinPen Address?
SkinPen is commonly used to treat facial skin, but it can also be used in a number of other treatment areas to eliminate:
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Overly large pores
- Fine lines
Many Boulder-area patients prefer SkinPen because it is a simple, minimally invasive procedure that requires no recovery time. The procedure itself is quick, painless, and safe.
During a consultation one of our aestheticians will talk to you about your goals, and set up a customer treatment plan for your needs. Microneedling tends to be a good fit in a larger routine, or as a part of a routine itself. During the procedure, you will be numbed with a topical cream for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your sensitivity. Then, the aesthetician will remove the cream and begin to pass the running device across your face. You will be slightly red, similar to a sunburn, for the next 8 to 24 hours. Over the next few days you may have some spots that are a little pink, but for the most part there is no noticeable difference. Most people notice serious results after a series of microneedling treatments, which can be done monthly.