As we get older, wrinkles, fine lines, and loosened skin become inevitable — but why? The appearance of these features can be explained rather simply. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less and less collagen, an essential structural protein responsible for how tight, smooth, and luminous our skin is. With this in mind, it becomes apparent that the best way to combat the signs of aging is to restore this lost collagen — that’s where micro-needling comes in.
At Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa, we pride ourselves on providing patients with a broad range of cosmetic treatments that help them look and feel their best. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation method that uses rotating needles to create thousands of tiny micro-injuries across the upper-most layer of the skin. These micro-injuries are large enough to trigger the body’s natural healing process but small enough that patients experience virtually no pain and downtime. As part of the healing process, the growth of collagen is triggered; Increased collagen means younger, more beautiful-looking skin.
The SkinPen® Difference
At Wayzata Cosmetics, we exclusively use the FDA-approved SkinPen® in all of our micro-needling procedures. This device offers a more natural approach to skin rejuvenation than laser and chemical therapies and features a far shorter period of downtime. Best of all, the SkinPen® can be used on all skin types so that anyone can reap its benefits.
An Effective Treatment With A Variety of Applications
Micro-needling with the SkinPen® is tough enough to correct a wide range of aesthetic imperfections and gentle enough to be used on even the most sensitive areas of the body. The SkinPen® can:
- Improve the appearance of acne scars
- Smooth out wrinkles and fine lines
- Reduce pore size
- Fade stretch marks
- Tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin
What Should I Expect from Treatment?
Each micro-needling treatment usually lasts for 30-60 minutes. Redness and swelling similar to that of a sunburn is common, but should subside within 12-24 hours of treatment. While a noticeable difference can be seen after the first treatment, a series of 4-6 sessions is recommended for the best results. These treatments are usually scheduled 2-4 weeks apart.
Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa serves the Plymouth, Minnetonka, Minneapolis, St Paul, Edina, and Wayzata areas. If you’re based in one of these locations and interested in undergoing a micro-needling treatment, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!
Ask you provider about the benefits of adding PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) to your next SkinPen® treatment!