SkinPen Microneedling, alternatively called collagen induction therapy, is a harmless skin rejuvenation process, which is used to reduce the facial signs of aging and to fade the acne scars on the face. It is designed to invigorate aging skin using a simple med spa non-surgical procedure.
At the time of initial consultation, the treatment provider will educate the patient about various aspects of SkinPen microneedling, and help them make a well-considered decision.
Cordial and tremendous Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt, provides SkinPen treatment to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.
How does it work?
SkinPen is an advanced device used to perform the non-surgical microneedling anti-aging procedure. It is responsible for causing controlled micro-injuries that trigger the natural wound healing process of the body. Micro-injuries trigger the release of growth factors and the cytokines which remodel collagen and elastin fibers in the deeper skin, making it firm and supple.
The device differs from the conventionally used derma-rollers which can break, bend or rust and have the risk of causing infection or scarring. SkinPen makes use of disposable straight needles that can be adjusted to varying skin types and thickness. It involves the use of vertical technology which allows for very high precision.
Wound Repair Process
Phase 1: Inflammation
In this phase, micro-piercing of skin stimulates the body’s immune system, disinfects the wounds and enhances the blood circulation, resulting in generation of new tissue.
Phase 2: Proliferation
In the second phase, the wound is re-built with the new granulation cells and temporary elastin and collagen that are a part of the extracellular matrix.
Phase 3: Remodeling
In the last phase, the wound gets replaced with the blood vessels and new dermal tissue. As a result, the temporary collagen of the skin is replaced by a stronger Type I collagen.
SkinPen is a medical grade and technically advanced tool. The microneedling procedure takes up to one hour to complete, depending on surface area, the number of areas treated, and the extent of treatment a patient may need.
Suitable for all the skin types
The device interrupts the junction between the skin cells and disrupts the barrier function of the skin. This mechanical interruption does not cause pigment producing cells called melanocytes. Therefore, it can be used on dark skin as well and on all skin types.
Can be used on different body parts
Since the depth of the SkinPen needle gets adjusted from 0.255 mm to 2 mm, it can be used in skin of varying thickness and the patient can be treated as per their requirements. The depth of this device makes it more adaptable than the conventionally used rollers.
Minimal to no risk of infection and scarring
The best thing about SkinPen is that there is hardly any risk of infections or scarring. The device does not harm the epidermis and does not stimulate the inflammatory pathway.
Pillar of the community Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by hardworking cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q, receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other towns and neighborhoods in this section of California for SkinPen microneedling.
For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2660.