What is micropen? And how does it work?

Micropen is unique handheld device that administers controlled micro-injuries to the skin using tiny needles. These micro-injuries, in turn, cause the body to produce new collagen and elastin, resulting in a thicker epidermis. This helps to treat the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and improve the skin’s texture, tone and color. End result is soft, healthy, younger looking skin.

What conditions can be treated with micropen?

  • Mild-moderate Acne scars
  • Traumatic scars
  • Uneven skin texture & tone
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation

What are the benefits of micropen?

Not only does micropen aid in skin rejuvenation, but the micro-injuries created by the micropen also allow for increased absorption and effectiveness of topical creams as the active ingredients are able to penetrate deeper in the skin. Micropen also stimulates circulation to area treated.

What areas on the body can be treated?

Micropen is safe to be used on all parts of the body, and on any skin type.

What to expect during treatment?

The entire procedure varies from 15-30 minutes depending on area. Prior to start, topical numbing gel is applied. The proper treatment depth is then chosen depending on your skincare needs. The micropen is then swiftly glided across treatment area in one direction until finished. Sensation has been described as sandpaper being moved across the skin.

How long is the downtime associated with this treatment?

Downtime varies between 2-4 days. The very first day you’re going to be bright red and slightly bloody, and by the second day, you will look slightly sunburned. Some people are completely healed within 24hours. Post treatment healing serums are applied to help catalyze this process.

How soon until I see results?

An immediate “glow” to the skin is noticed immediately, and as the new collagen production takes place, results can continue to develop up to 6 months after treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

The amount of treatments vary depending on severity of unique needs of the patient. Patients requiring mild correction may only need one treatment annually for best results. Whereas patients requiring moderate-severe correction may need to repeat additional treatments 6-8 weeks apart for best results. Our complimentary consultations allow a thorough analysis of your specific skin care needs. At this time, it allows you to come in and sit down with one of our Nurse Practitioner/ Registered Nurses and discuss in depth your concerns. A care plan will be tailored for your specific treatment needs.