SkinPen in Fairfax

If improving the health and appearance of your skin is top on your to-do list (and rightfully so), then today is a good time to schedule your SkinPen consultation. This treatment is microneedling at its best, and you’re sure to love your results. 

Why Choose SkinPen for Skin Rejuvenation?

What is the SkinPen? It’s a revolutionary way to deliver precise, controlled injury or micropunctures to your skin in order to initiate the healing process. During this process, the production of collagen is stimulated to reveal new, healthier skin. It is an FDA-approved treatment that is safe for all skin types, and it treats multiple concerns. 

When you choose SkinPen, you can look forward to these benefits more:

  • Improvement in the appearance of scarring
  • Diminished fine lines and wrinkles
  • Better skin tone and texture
  • Decrease in discoloration
  • Reduction in sun damage
  • Clearer skin with fewer blemishes
  • Smaller pores

The SkinPen also helps your skincare products work more effectively. After treatment is a good time to apply moisturizers and serums because the micro punctures are open to receive these products and deliver them deeper into your skin. 

How Do I Prepare for SkinPen?

Unlike other treatments, there is no need to prepare for your SkinPen appointment weeks in advance. 

You will be asked to avoid direct sun exposure and to stay out of tanning beds for 24 hours unless you are wearing strong sunscreen. A sunburn can cause irritation during microneedling and make your next session rather uncomfortable.

There will be certain skincare products you should not use. Particularly, those that contain acid-based products and retinoids. You might also be asked to temporarily stop blood-thinning medications as well.

What Should I Expect During a SkinPen Session?

Your provider will apply a topical numbing cream to your skin before microneedling begins. Once that takes effect, the procedure will start. The SkinPen device may be applied to your entire face or to specifically targeted areas.

As an enhancement to the SkinPen, products like hyaluronic acid and other rejuvenating products are applied based on the needs of your skin. For most patients, three to six SkinPen sessions are recommended for optimal results. 

What Does SkinPen Feel Like?

Microneedling with the SkinPen might cause some minor discomfort, but it is not painful. It is well tolerated by most patients, and with the topical numbing cream you should be comfortable. 

Are There Side Effects Associated With SkinPen?

Any side effects you experience should be minor and temporary. In the hours following SkinPen treatment, your skill will appear red much like a sunburn. You will be asked to give your skin time to breathe before applying makeup or engaging in strenuous activity. 

Peeling is a rare side effect but can occur three to five days after your SkinPen treatment. It is nothing to be alarmed about and is simply your skin responding to cell turnover. Do not pick at the skin. Instead, use a moisturizer recommended by your provider. 

When Will I See SkinPen Results?

Visible improvement in the appearance of the skin is typically seen within a week. You can expect dramatic results within four to six weeks.

Am I a Good Candidate for SkinPen?

Most people in overall good health are eligible for this amazing rejuvenation method. SkinPen might not be suitable for patients with blood or clotting disorders, untreated diabetes, a weak immune system, or eczema. Your provider will determine whether SkinPen microneedling is right for you during your consultation. 

Where Is the Best Place to Go for SkinPen in Fairfax?

The top aesthetic specialists in Fairfax for skin rejuvenation can be found at Dontage. We provide personalized care, and we believe educating our patients is key to achieving healthy radiant skin.  To book your SkinPen appointment, contact us today at (703) 573-1524. It’s time for you to experience skin renewal as you’ve never seen before!