What Is SkinPen® Microneedling?
SkinPen® is a cutting-edge medical-grade tool that can improve the health and appearance of your skin with minimal downtime. It is considered to be the gold standard of micro-needling treatment and it was the first microneedling device that was approved by the FDA. SkinPen® is considered to be suitable for all skin types and helps the skin’s natural ability to treat acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines, wrinkles, and more.
At Metropolitan Skin Clinic, all of our microneedling treatments are designed to suit the individual treatment goals of the patient. The device is fully customizable and patients heal completely once the treatment is over. Rest assured that our patients leave the treatment with rejuvenated skin and we pride ourselves on helping our patients achieve healthier-looking skin. Although our clinic is located in Edina, we proudly serve the greater Minneapolis area.
How Microneedling Can Improve Your Skin Conditions?
Reduced Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Microneedling under eyes and around the face can greatly improve fine lines and wrinkles caused by aging or smoking, making the skin look firm and youthful.
Microneedling treatment can help decrease the size of large pores that are easily visible on the skin of the forehead, cheeks, and chin.
Improved Appearance of Acne and Burn Scars
If your main skin concern is acne, microneedling works for this as well. Acne scars around the face, neck, back, and chest can be smoothed and improved with microneedling. More sessions might be necessary to reduce scarring for deeper burn and acne scarring.
Less Noticeable Stretch Marks
Stretch marks, whether from growing or weight changes, can be very frustrating. Microneedling stretch marks is a common method for reducing and diminishing the appearance of stretch marks through increased collagen production.
Smoother Skin Texture
Through tiny micro injuries, microneedling can help to smooth the texture of aged, scarred, and weathered skin, using only the body’s natural healing process and growth factor production. Microneedling helps to bring a lustrous glow back to dull skin and leaves behind healthier skin.
Even Skin Tone and Reduced Sunspots
Aging and hyperpigmentation are both common culprits of uneven skin tone on the face and body. Microneedling can help smooth out skin tone, as well as unwanted sunspots, so skin looks more even.
Rosacea is a common skin condition causing visible red patches and blood vessels on the face. Often caused by a hastened breakdown of collagen, the ruddiness and thinning of the skin can be improved with microneedling. After a microneedling procedure, skin will look less inflamed and irritated and will produce more collagen.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling is one of the most effective laser treatments on the market as it creates thousands of microchannels that stimulate your body’s natural wound-healing process while minimizing cellular damage. This process rejuvenates your skin from the inside out. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue and surface imperfections while keeping the structure of the skin intact. Microneedling has proven to be effective for men and women of all skin tones and skin types.
While most people get microneedling treatments on their face, it is still possible to get this skin needling treatment in other areas of the body including your legs, neck, back, or any areas where you’ve experienced aging or damaged skin. These tiny wounds are helpful for improving the deeper layers of your skin by improving elastin production.
Benefits of Microneedling
If you’re a skincare professional, you know the countless benefits of microneedling treatments. Here are only some of them:
- Microneedling procedures can dramatically increase the efficacy of your skincare products as the treatment works to create micro channels in your skin
- The treatment area is expansive as it is safe to use on all areas of the body
- This is an effective treatment for those with sensitive skin as the needles are made from medical-grade stainless steel that doesn’t have any nickel, meaning the chances of having an allergic reaction are greatly minimized
- Patients love to use microneedling to achieve their desired results as it is customizable to target different areas such as the outermost layer of the skin in addition to the deeper layers. The speed is customizable as well
- Unlike other facial rejuvenation procedures that use light, heat, or lasers, microneedling treatments can achieve optimal results without the risk of skin discoloration
Meet Our Microneedling Specialists
As you can tell, there are many different benefits of microneedling and it is an incredibly effective treatment to help improve many conditions. Despite the fact that it is FDA-approved, it’s still important to do your research before moving forward with the procedure. One of the most important aspects of a positive outcome is to find an experienced team of highly trained professionals who can administer the procedure.
Rest assured that regardless of the esthetician who will be completing your treatment, you are in skilled hands! Each of our team members is highly qualified and loves to get to know your unique concerns and skincare needs. Get to know our team better below.
Milly Versalles is an Advanced Practice Esthetician and Laser Technician with over 12 years of experience in the industry. Milly specializes in skin care treatments that focus on such conditions as hyperpigmentation/melasma, and problematic conditions like acne.
Holly Kane is the Metropolitan’s Advanced Practice Esthetician Team Leader. With over 13 years of experience in the skincare industry. Holly is intentional and makes a great effort to help her clients, and our team (and their clients), get the results they seek through customized treatment plans.
How many treatments will I need?
The necessary number of treatment sessions to see results differs with age and skin condition. Some people might only need 1 or 2 sessions, while someone with more fine lines or greater acne scarring could need between 3 and 6 sessions. Based on their custom treatment plan developed with their Advanced Practice Esthetician, most patients opt for a series of sessions after which they may schedule a follow-up session or sessions. Microneedling 2-4 times annually is a great way to maintain your results and to continue to stimulate collagen and combat the skin-thinning appearance that comes with aging.
How Long Does the Microneedling Procedure Last?
The length of the microneedling procedure depends on the amount of skin being treated. Normally, the session is about 1 hour and 30 minutes long, including the numbing preparation, and our team at Metropolitan Skin Clinic works efficiently and safely. Make sure to take advantage of our free consultation beforehand.
How Much Does Microneedling Cost in Minneapolis?
Series (Buy 3 Get 1): $1050