AUSTIN ACNE SCARRING TREATMENT
THE SKINPEN ™, BY BELLUS MEDICAL IS STATE-OF-THE-ART SKIN REJUVENATING TECHNOLOGY.
The procedure is an amazing acne scarring treatment, hyper pigmentation, fine lines, sun damage and stretch marks. In addition to the face, the SkinPen™ can treat the neck, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
The SkinPen™ treatment creates a series of hundreds of microscopic channels in the skin which allow for maximum penetration and diffusion of topicals during and post-procedure. The process creates tiny incisions which stimulate the skin’s natural ability to create new collagen and elastin formation. The result – younger, healthier looking skin.
- treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars,hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and skin texture
- a minimally invasive, non-ablative treatment
- a skin rejuvenating treatment with a superior safety profile
- an in-office procedure that is quick and simple
WHAT IS A MICRO-CHANNELING TREATMENT LIKE?
During a treatment, your skin is clenased and then a strong topical numbing cream (Lidocaine and Tetracaine) is applied for 20- minutes. Your skin is then cleansed again and Micro-Channeling is applied to the treatment areas. The device uses an automated stamp method very much like microscopically aerating your skin. It allows deeper absorption of topicals that are applied to your skin and stimulates your body’s own repair mechanisms that creates more collagen.
IS THERE DOWN-TIME?
On the day of treatment, the treated area will be red and very mildly sore. You will look like you have a sunburn. The day post-treatment, you will be able to apply make-up as usual and will appear slightly pink. Some people have mild peeling of sloughed dead skin 3-4 days after the treatment.
WHAT SKIN PROBLEMS CAN BE TREATED WITH MICRO-CHANNELING?
Micro-Channeling was originally developed to treat scarring such as mild-moderate acne scars, some surgical scars, and stretch marks. However, it is now used effectively to treat enlarged pores and for general skin rejuvenation and pigmentation.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Yes, there is some discomfort with a Micro-Channeling treatment. The tiny needles are the size of acupuncture needles, but topical numbing is recommended. Most people then find that the treatment is very easy to have done and easy to recover from.
IS THERE ANY PREPARATION OR AFTERCARE FOR A MICRO-CHANNELING TREATMENT?
There is nothing you need to do prior to treatment except be sure that any scar to be treated is closed and healing. After your treatment, you will need to continue good sunscreen use as usual. Other topicals may be recommended by your technician to treat a specific skin problem.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
The number of recommended treatments varies depending on the condition. For scarring, 3-5 treatment (4-5 weeks apart) are ideal. It takes more than one treatment to begin to notice the difference in your skin. For general skin improvement, 3-4 treatments are usually recommended (4-5 weeks apart).
WILL MICRO-CHANNELING COMPLETELY REMOVE SCARS?
No, Micro-Channeling is a highly effective treatment that minimizes scarring by stimulating collagen growth beneath the scar. Multiple treatments are required, but little down-time is needed. There are no current treatments that completely remove scars.
HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT TAKE?
Although the actual Micro-Channeling needling treatment takes only a few minutes, we schedule you for a 1 hour appointment time so that you can comfortably numb the area prior to treatment and for a soothing topical can be applied afterwards.
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