Revolutionary SkinPen® Treatment Provided at Tampa Surgical Arts
If you’ve grown weary of looking at acne scars that remind you of painful high school years, or you’re ready to get rid of your stretch marks once and for all, then the team at Tampa Surgical Arts has an easy solution for you – SkinPen®. This treatment method is minimally invasive, effective on all skin types, and can be used anywhere on the body. At Tampa Surgical Arts, we offer this medical spa procedure for patients ages 22 and up, and we’ll be happy to discuss your aesthetic goals and if SkinPen is right for you.
What Is SkinPen?
SkinPen is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device that delivers controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. During the healing process, new collagen and elastin will be produced to smooth out scar tissue, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, reduce enlarged pores, and even out skin tone. The result is skin that looks better than ever, helping you to feel more confident in your appearance.
How Is SkinPen Treatment Performed?
Your SkinPen treatment will be performed by our cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Manik S. Bedi, or one of our physician assistants. Before we begin, we can apply a numbing agent to the treatment area if you wish. SkinPen is not a painful procedure but most patients report a mild sensation that may be uncomfortable if you’re sensitive to pain.
During the procedure, Dr. Bedi will move the device across the treatment area to begin the repairing process. There are three stages that your skin will go through once the SkinPen treatment begins:
- Inflammation – When the skin is initially pierced, your immune system immediately gets to work removing debris, disinfecting wounds, increasing blood flow, and creating new tissue.
- Proliferation – This next phase is where the repair process begins, as the wounds (i.e., your scars, wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, etc.) are rebuilt with new cells and new blood vessels form.
- Remodeling – This last phase is where your skin begins to heal, as new dermal tissues and blood vessels replace the old wounds.
This procedure takes less than an hour to complete, and you’ll need three to six sessions to see results. Each session must be spaced at least four weeks apart.
What Are the Benefits of SkinPen?
SkinPen can be effective on all skin types and performed just about anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, hands, abdomen, legs, arms, and more. It can remove scars, wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation. And it’s a minimally invasive procedure that has a quick recovery period and doesn’t require any downtime. With benefits like this, it’s no wonder why so many people are choosing SkinPen to rejuvenate their skin!
What Should I Expect After SkinPen Treatment?
After you receive SkinPen, you should expect your face to feel a little tender. It may also be swollen and red, similar to having a mild to moderate sunburn. This will resolve within a few days. You’ll want to keep your skin free of any makeup, sunscreen, lotion, or other products for the first 24 hours. In your treatment paperwork, you’ll receive a recommended skincare regimen to follow.
Within a week, you should begin to see a noticeable difference in your skin, and your skin’s appearance will continue to gradually improve as the weeks and months go on.
SkinPen Treatment at Tampa Surgical Arts
Contact Tampa Surgical Arts today to schedule a consultation with our team for SkinPen treatment. We have a clinic located in Tampa Bay, FL, and serve clients throughout the Tampa Bay Area.