Microneedling without Radiofrequency Energy
Achieving beautiful skin has never been easier, faster, more comfortable or more effective.
Microneedling from Shea Aesthetic Clinic offers anti-aging solutions for
- fine lines and wrinkles
- skin hydration
- pigmentation problems
- acne scars
- stretch marks
- sun spot reduction
- poor skin tone
Microneedling without Radiofrequency energy is provided by Skin Pen, an FDA-approved electronic fractional device that is used to rejuvenate the skin and improve the skin surface by reducing wrinkles, enlarged pores, and acne scars. The concept of Microneedling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical injury such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. As the Microneedling device moves across the skin, it makes pinpoint punctures to create very minor micro-“injuries.” In response to the perceived “injury,” a cascade of growth factors is released, which in turn triggers new collagen synthesis. This process effectively stimulates collagen formation. By persistently triggering this healing process with a series of Microneedling treatments, the body keeps repairing the skin gradually to offer a result similar to fractional laser treatments or chemical peels, but without the side effects and extended downtime. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. Collagen stimulation and growth will be maintained by returning for quarterly maintenance treatments. While most commonly used on the face, Microneedling can also be used to restore and regenerate the skin on the neck, chest, and hands. Microneedling is safe for all colors of skin and all types of skin. For the treatment of acne scars, large pore size and anti-aging we recommend 5-8 sessions, each about 4 weeks apart. In the case of surgical scars and stretch marks on the body, usually 8-10 sessions each 5-6 weeks apart are recommended.
What happens during the procedure?
Microneedling is performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of a sterile, disposable tip that allows effective treatment to hard-to-reach places (e.g. around the eyes, nose, and lips). The sensation of Microneedling with Skin Pen is slightly uncomfortable (described as a stinging sensation) so, prior to the procedure, topical anesthetic cream is applied for your comfort. The entire procedure is normally completed within 30-45 minutes. New healthy skin appears about 4 weeks after treatment and continues to generate collagen for up to 4-6 months.
What to expect after the procedure?
Immediately following the procedure your skin will feel tight, dry, slightly swollen, and sensitive to the touch. It will also look and feel like a mild sunburn. The sensitivity and redness will diminish significantly within 24 hours. Other common short-term effects include itching, discomfort, pinpoint bleeding or bruising and scabbing. The skin may feel like sandpaper; these effects generally last 2-7 days as the treated skin flakes off and is replaced by new tissue.