Are You Showing your age?
Skin over time will begin to show wear and tear. Despite time, sun exposure and genetics, there is something you can do about it. Fight back with the SkinPen® Microneedling and Platelet Rich Plasma, your secret weapon to obtaining better looking skin.
Do you experience any of the following?
- Fine Lines
- Large Pores
- Uneven Skin Texture
- Acne Scars
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor and his certified nurse practitioner injector have a recommended treatment plan for you using the Skin Pen® and Platelet Rich Plasma.
Call (813) 971-2000 to learn about achieving your goals with fillers. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center serves men and women from Tampa Bay and surrounding Florida areas.
What is the Skin Pen®?
Skin Pen® is the first and most commonly used microneedling medical device on the market that has been approved by the FDA for treatment of adult facial acne scars. But Skin Pen® is not just about acne scars. Skin Pen® can effectively treat a host of other issues. Skin Pen® works to improve overall skin tone and texture reducing fine lines and discolorations. The Skin Pen® can help with all types of scars and has even shown some benefits in reducing stretch marks.
How does the Skin Pen® work?
Skin Pen® uses a sterile tip containing 12 pinpoint needles to make small, controlled, microscopic, evenly spaced punctures into the skin. The small punctures created can sometimes cause pinpricks of blood to rise to the surface inducing a wound healing response. The key to Microneedling is the wound healing response. New collagen and elastin is produced by the body resulting in a fresher skin appearance with more strength and resilience. With multiple treatments stimulating collagen production, the outcome is the softening of wrinkles and fine lines, better skin tone and texture and reduction in large pores. The Skin Pen® can also soften other skin surface irregularities like crepey skin and stretch marks. Aging causes the loss of collagen and the Florida sun exposure along with genetic and hormonal changes leads to wrinkles. The Skin Pen® stimulates your natural collagen production to eliminate wrinkling and keep your skin firm, plump and an overall youthful glow.
What to expect from the Skin Pen® procedure?
Skin Pen® treatments are short and mostly painless in-office procedures. Applying numbing cream to the skin is key to keeping you comfortable. The skin is then cleansed and a gel applied which allows the Skin Pen® to glide more easily over the surface. The full-face can be done in 20 minutes. The Skin Pen® microneedling procedure involves three passes over the skin surface in horizontally, vertically and in a circular motion. Some patients have mild pinpoint bleeding which resolves quickly. A post-procedure gel is placed over the entire face and the patient is given a supply to continue to apply over the next 24 hours to keep the skin moist. A slight sunburn look to the skin will be noticeable immediately after and last till the following day. You can apply makeup the next day and use sunscreen because the healing skin will be sensitive to the sun.
When Do You See Results with Skin Pen®?
Full results can been seen in 4 weeks and will continue to visibly improve up to 6 months. We usually recommend a series of 3-4 treatments spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. Medical studies have shown that patients see a 50% overall improvement with firmer and smoother skin and a reduction in fine lines, less skin crepiness and improvement in acne scars and brown spots
Are there any risks associated with Skin Pen® Microneedling?
Microneedling has been done for many years with very few adverse effects reported. There is a sunburn or minor pain for a day or two. Skin discoloration is temporary and the pinpoint holes heal quickly.
Can Skin Pen® Microneedling be combined with other procedures?
Absolutely, yes. The Skin Pen® treatment can be combined with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) using your skin’s natural properties and ability to repair damaged tissues. This allows your skin to look its very best.
Using a small sample of your blood, the blood is spun, resulting in enriched plasma that can be applied where it is needed with the SkinPen®. The SkinPen® uses a microneedling process that creates mini- injuries. As the skin heals with SkinPen® aftercare, the result is better-looking, youthful and smooth skin. Many patients see healthier looking skin immediately, but damage to dermal collagen that has occurred over a long period also takes time for remodeling to take place. You may not see the final result for up to 3-6 months following your final session, but individual results will vary.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Millions of men and women rely on this popular facial rejuvenation treatment. Are you ready to experience the benefits for yourself? Call (813) 971-2000 today to schedule a Skin Pen® Microneedling consultation or appointment. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center serves Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.