Do you have fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, or stretch marks that you would like to minimize? If so, our SkinPen treatments, also known as collagen induction therapy, might be the right procedure for you! SkinPen treatments increase collage and elastin by using the body’s natural response to healing. This minimally invasive, minimal down-time procedure often leaves your skin looking and feeling younger and healthier.*
- Improves texture, pore size, and skin laxity1*
- Minimizes scars1*
- Minimal to no down-time1*
Skin Pen- Skin Needling
Medical Skin Needling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy, is used to stimulate the body’s own collagen production. This is helpful for improving scar tissue as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving overall texture.1* The treatment uses a tool with many fine, sharp, sterile needles which are attached to a roller. This is moved over the surface of the skin to create multiple micro-channels. This “trauma” stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, resulting in thicker, plumper and healthier skin. This is an excellent treatment for anywhere on the body, although it is most frequently performed on the face.
Collagen Induction Therapy
A minimum of six treatments is usually needed to achieve rejuvenation of an area. When treating scarred tissue, more treatments may be necessary. Use of a collagen-stimulating product prior to and in between treatments is needed for best results.* Needling sessions are spaced 4-8 weeks apart.2
Skin Pen – Skin Needling Treatments
Most people are good candidates for medical skin needling. However, if you have poorly controlled diabetes or a history of keloid scarring, you may not be able to have the procedure performed. In addition, if you have any infection or open sores at the treatment site, you would need to delay the procedure until the area was well healed. Needling can be performed on all skin types, from light to dark skin types.
Recovery time depends upon the aggressiveness of the treatment and the area on which it was performed. Most people can return to work and normal activities immediately following the procedure.* Most clients will experience redness and mild swelling for 24-48 hours and there may be minimal pin-point bleeding and/or bruising. Numbing cream can be applied before performing needling, so the procedure is comfortable.
Scarlet Radio-Frequency (RF) Micro-Needling
In addition to regular micro-needling, Genesis offers Radio-Frequency (RF) micro-needling, which has been described as “micro-needling on steroids”. The treatment is very similar, except that when the needles are underneath the surface of the skin, RF energy is transmitted, which greatly enhances the results.3 Our Scarlet machine produces the best and safest results on the market, with little to no down time. Numbing cream is used so that this is a non-painful procedure. Unlike with traditional micro-needling, most people do not even have significant redness after the treatments because the RF energy coagulates the little blood vessels and so there is less bleeding. The Scarlet is FDA approved and is safe on all skin types. This is a revolutionary treatment for improving texture, softening acne scars and stretch marks, decreasing pore size, improving discoloration and tightening the skin.4
Genesis also offers Agnes, which is an RF energy device designed to target specific tissues. Depending upon the client’s needs, Genesis can use this machine to tighten sagging skin, destroy fat cells, destroy sebaceous glands that are causing acne or blackheads, get rid of under-eye bags and much more.5 Just like the Scarlet, the Agnes is a no down time procedure, although some patients do have a few small bruises.
Agnes and Scarlet can be combined in the same treatment, which is an excellent option for someone who is needing to tighten skin or improve the eye area but who also wants to improve the surface of the skin. Call us today in order to learn more about these clinically proven technologies!