Microneedling is a procedure that uses tiny needles to safely penetrate the skin creating micro-injuries that stimulate collagen production as part of the healing process. Collagen is responsible for plump, elastic skin that looks youthful. The benefits of microneedling include an increase in natural collagen production and a reduction in the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. Microneedling can also produce impressive results in evening out skin tone and other minor skin issues. At Coastal Aesthetics, we use the SkinPen for Microneedling.
Collagen production slows as we age, which causes the skin to lose elasticity and begin to sag. However, with the SkinPen and the addition of PRP serum, you can restore your youthful glow and create healthier skin that’s more firm.
At Coastal Aesthetics, we utilize the SkinPen, the only device cleared by the FDA for class II microneedling. The SkinPen uses revolutionary technology to create micro-injuries that stimulate collagen production, enhancing youthful skin appearance.
Essentially, these micro-injuries cause minor stress to the skin. This process results in a boost in collagen as your skin heals. This boost of collagen helps fade the look of scars, plump the skin to lessen the appearance of fine lines, and evens out the skin’s tone and texture. Microneedling is commonly used on the face, but it’s also possible to treat the neck and chest.
At Coastal, we combine the impressive effects of the SkinPen with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP), which is our non-surgical method for facial rejuvenation that uses growth factors to stimulate healing and repair.
Patients love the SkinPen because of its versatility. This procedure treats many skin concerns, including:
Most cosmetic treatments can only address one concern in one region of the face per treatment. However, microneedling addresses various concerns while inducing extra collagen production. (This is why microneedling is sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy).
The most important benefit of this treatment is that it’s safe and reliable. The SkinPen we use at Coastal Aesthetic to perform microneedling treatments is FDA-approved. It has undergone rigorous independent clinical trials is proven to be a reliable and effective collagen induction therapy, which leaves your skin looking fuller and healthier. The SkinPen is safe for all skin types, tones, and textures. You should only hesitate to book an appointment if you are currently waiting for a skin condition (i.e., a sunburn) to heal or are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
One of the top reasons patients enjoy microneedling with the SkinPen is because it’s virtually pain-free. While our practitioners can customize this treatment so that the needles puncture your skin at various depths depending on your cosmetic concerns, so you will be able to relax throughout your treatment session.
This pain-free experience is because the gauge of the needles is so tiny. We also provide a topical numbing cream to the skin before we begin treatment, so the entire treatment area is numb as we complete the procedure. The length of your treatment time may vary depending on the size of the site you’re treating. However, this treatment typically takes 20-40 minutes to complete.
Another benefit of microneedling with the SkinPen is that this device is non-invasive. As a result, patients love the minimal downtime associated with this skin rejuvenation treatment. When you book your appointment, your practitioner will instruct you to follow a straightforward regime to allow your skin to recover, including wearing high-quality sunscreen, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding direct sunlight following your procedure.
Kimberlee Smith, FNP, has worked in the medical field for more than ten years. She received advanced training at the Esthetics Skin Institute and National Laser Institute in Boston, MA, and private training throughout the country to continuously advance her skills and stay up-to-date on safety. She also earned the elite status of Master Injector from Allergan (the manufacturer of Botox).
Since 2017, Kimberlee and her medical team have served the coastal York, Maine community. Patients love working with the staff at Coastal Aesthetics because of their thoughtful attention to detail, precision treatment, and attentive patient care. In addition, our team seeks to improve upon natural beauty. We have a reputation for excellence, and we can’t wait for you to see for yourself.
Are you ready to see the difference Coastal Aesthetics can make for you? Then, call us today at 207-363-2300 to book your consultation. You won’t be disappointed.