Micro-needling in DC
Improve texture and tone while reducing wrinkles
What Is Medical Micro-Penning?
At SkinSpirit in DC, we typically recommend micropenning to patients looking for brightening, and improvements in texture and wrinkles. Micro-penning instigates the skin’s repair process, resulting in the production of new collagen – and gorgeous, fresh looking skin!
What Is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling can be a better fit for those with deeper scarring and pockmarks. This treatment goes deeper into the skin, helping to address these more serious texture concerns better than micropenning. That also means microneedling tends to require a longer recovery time.
Not sure which treatment is best for you? No worries – that’s what we’ve got the experts for! Please call us at (202) 992-8890 to set up a complimentary microneedling consultation at our Georgetown clinic.
How It Works
During your treatment, a cordless, fractional, automated microneedling device, composed of medical-grade stainless steel, is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin, helping it produce collagen and elastin. Micro-penning also creates micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing their effects in deeper layers of the skin.
Popular treatment areas at SkinSpirit in DC include the face, neck and décolleté.
The SkinSpirit Experience
When you visit us for micro-needling or micro-penning in DC we will first provide you with a free consult to make sure your skin is in the best shape possible for treatment. We’ve got some tips to help you get pen-ready on our blog.
Your actual treatment day will then look a little something like this:
- Your provider will apply a thick layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment setting based on your unique needs.
- Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding until the entire treatment area has been covered. This process results in thousands of superficial microscopic channels throughout the entire treatment area, stimulating your skin’s natural ability to heal itself.
- This repair process begins almost immediately.
You can expect to be in and out of our DC clinic in 15 to 30 minutes.
Please note that multiple treatments may be recommended to achieve the best results. Your provider can offer more detail during your consultation.
After your micropenning appointment, you can typically expect to return to your normal, daily activities right away. Note that the total healing time depends on the emphasis of the treatment. On average, the skin might be pink 1 to 3 days afterwards. Once you start to heal, you’ll enjoy benefits like:
- Wrinkle reduction
- Texture and tone improvement
- Softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging
- Acne scar and traumatic scar improvement
New collagen production significantly improves the look of your skin, combatting the effects of years of sun damage.
Visible changes in the skin can develop over the course of a few days or several weeks after the treatment. Results continue to improve for up to six months after the original treatment, as collagen production continues over time.
As noted above, you tend to notice greater change from micro-needling than micro-penning, but there is a longer recovery time to go along with that.
Book a Free Consult at SkinSpirit in DC
Achieve your best skin with microneedling and micropenning at SkinSpirit’s DC clinic. Let our expert providers help you find joy in your skincare journey! Book your free consult online or give us a call at (202) 992-8890.
Where to find us
We are located in DC’s Georgetown neighborhood. We’ll see you soon!
I wanted to treat my sister in law to a Botox treatment on her recent visit and I was overwhelmed with number of providers to choose from! A friend recommended Skin Spirit in Georgetown . Our experience was awesome. The staff are super friendly and accommodating (Andrew) and the clinical director, Norah Gourlay was very knowledgeable and professional. My sister in law loved her results and she looks amazing. We definitely recommend Norah and her staff at Skin Spirit in Georgetown. We will be back!