At Restore Center for Aesthetics in Munster, IN, we believe in the healing powers that exist within your body, which is why we offer Chicago SkinPen Microneedling. This is a treatment designed to give the body the push that it needs to increase collagen production and improve your skin with no downtime and without invasive measures. You’ll get beautiful skin that is vibrant and glows, and you’ll have your body to thank.
Is the SkinPen the Same As Microneedling?
Many different professional devices are used during different microneedling treatments, and the Chicago SkinPen recovery is one of them. Created by Bellus Medical, it’s a device that delivers microneedling treatments to the skin. It’s different from other devices of its kind because it is the first microneedling device that’s FDA-approved to treat and improve the appearance of acne scars.
SkinPen Chicago Microneedling: The Three-Stage Process
Chicago SkinPen microneedling works through a three-stage process. Once your treatment begins, your esthetician will treat your face, hands, or neck with the device, essentially stamping the needles into your skin in a repetitive motion. During your appointment, the treatment itself will begin the inflammatory stage, and it will be followed by the proliferation and remodeling stages. These are essential for optimal results and achieving beautiful skin.
The Inflammatory Stage
During this treatment, the needles in the device penetrate the skin and create micro-injuries in the skin. The body responds by cleaning the skin from the inside out, which flushes out any debris and disinfects it. It also increases blood flow to the area and begins a vital process by creating new tissue. Inflammation is typically viewed as a negative thing, but during microneedling, it’s essential to the restorative process.
The Proliferation Stage
During the proliferation stage, the body begins to heal these tiny injuries. New cells are created, and the whole treatment area experiences the benefits of increased collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential for youthful skin. These proteins help add structure to the skin and make it look tighter and firmer.
The Remodeling Stage
During the remodeling stage, your treatment area undergoes the healing process. Your skin will get new dermal tissues and new blood vessels. Your skin will get tighter, smoother, and more firm. If you have acne scars pre-treatment, new collagen will flood the area and help fill in the scars once the needles penetrate the scars, reducing their appearance.
What Makes the SkinPen Different?
Many different methods can perform microneedling treatments, so you may be wondering what makes the Chicago SkinPen different from any other device. Three factors set this device apart from other similar treatment devices of its kind.
A Validated Cartridge
This device has a validated cartridge that is sterile. The needles are straight and are the perfect length to stimulate collagen production, encourage the body to heal and deliver anti-aging results, and protect the skin from potential damage. Other devices can damage the skin because they lack the same safety standards that this device has.
It’s a Medical-Grade Device
This device is also different from other similar devices because it is a medical-grade product created in the United States. The needles are adjustable, which allows for precision and customizable depth.
It’s Fully Tested
This device is also set apart because its laboratory tested. It has proprietary technology that prevents cross-contamination between patients, making it a completely sterile and safe device. You won’t have to worry about the treatment being unsafe or posing you any risk.
What Are the Benefits?
There are so many different benefits associated with this treatment which is why it has become a staple skincare treatment at MedSpas all over the country and beyond. It delivers results every time and is completely natural. You won’t have to wonder whether the treatment will work for you, but you will have to be patient as you wait on your body to amp up the collagen production to give you those gradual yet visible results.
There’s No Downtime
This is a treatment that you can schedule without planning around downtime. You won’t have to take any time off work; you can simply schedule it at a time that works best for your schedule. If you have a busy schedule and not much time to devote to your skin, this is the perfect treatment for you because it will give you amazing results but won’t monopolize all of your time.
You Experience a Natural Recovery
This treatment is also safe. The fact that it is the first microneedling device cleared by the FDA should put your mind at ease so that you can schedule your treatment and walk into your appointment with confidence. The device was designed with safety in mind so patients can rest assured that when they choose this particular form of microneedling, they won’t have to worry if conditions are sterile or wonder if they’ll be at risk.
It Treats All Skin Types
This skincare treatment is open to all skin types and tones, which is what makes it unique and so versatile. Many different skin rejuvenating treatments aren’t open to men and women of all skin types because of their harsh or abrasive nature, but this one is.
You Can Schedule Treatments Year-Round
This is a treatment that you can schedule multiple times a year and experience continual results. When you come in for your consultation, we’ll develop a treatment plan that’s right for you and helps you get to experience all of the skin changes that you want to see.
It’s a Comfortable Treatment
Many people are hesitant to undergo a treatment that involves tiny needles piercing the skin. Still, so many people continue to come back to this treatment not only because it works but because it’s painless. We’ll apply a light numbing cream to your skin pre-treatment so that you won’t feel any discomfort.
You’ll feel the pressure of the needles and the device, but other than that, you’ll get to lie back and relax as we help your body begin an amazing and natural healing process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before any treatment, you want to know what you’re scheduling, what the benefits are, and what you’ll need to do before and after treatment. We have all of the frequently asked questions and about Chicago SkinPen microneedling and their answers.
What Does It Feel Like?
Most patients say that all they feel during the treatment is a slight vibrating sensation. You won’t feel the needles; you’ll just feel the light pressure of the device repetitively stamping your skin over and over.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The most common treatment plan recommended to patients seeking this treatment is one that includes three sessions with one month between each. This treatment plan can improve the overall appearance of the skin for six months. Maintenance appointments can be scheduled as needed following the completion of the recommended treatment plan to maintain results.
Is It Customizable?
We’ll create a treatment plan that helps you get optimal results. We’ll look at your skin and determine the total number of necessary sessions to help you improve your skin. We can even customize your treatment areas. This device can improve the skin’s appearance on the face, the hands, the chest, and the neck.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
Microneedling treatments take approximately 30 minutes from start to finish. This treatment will not monopolize your day, but you can schedule it whenever works best for you.
How Do I Prepare for Treatment?
There isn’t a long list of pre-treatment requirements involved with Chicago SkinPen microneedling. You should avoid the sun and temporarily stop using retinol for a few days before your treatment so that your skin isn’t sunburned or overly sensitive. Don’t perform any exfoliating treatments right before your appointment because you don’t want to strip your skin of its protective barrier right before a treatment like microneedling.
Are There Any Aftercare Requirements?
Immediately following your treatment, your esthetician will provide you with an aftercare regimen. She’ll provide you with everything you need to care for your skin so that you get the best results possible and recommend some products that will help soothe and hydrate your skin to get the best results. You’ll want to avoid heat, like saunas and hot tubs, for a few days after treatment, as well as intense exercise immediately following treatment.
You should also avoid excessive sun exposure because you especially don’t want to experience sunburn after treatment. You want to do everything possible to protect your skin so that you don’t divert your body’s healing energies away from collagen production. You want your body to be able to put all of its energy toward reaching your skincare goals, not healing a sunburn.
Am I a Candidate?
If you want to improve your overall skin health, treat problematic skin conditions like lines, wrinkles, collagen loss, and acne scars, you are most likely a candidate for this treatment. We’ll confirm your candidacy during an initial consultation with one of our experts.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Don’t wait another day to schedule the treatment that will help you get beautiful skin. Contact us today at Restore Center for Aesthetics in Munster, IN, and schedule your initial consultation so that we can develop a treatment plan with the Chicago SkinPen to help you get the most beautiful skin possible.