Are you getting regular facials, and taking care of your skin at home, but wanting to see how else you can up your skin care game? Microneedling, sometimes referred to as micropenning, is the latest in skin revitalization in Walnut Creek, California and nationwide. This new, innovative facial treatment offers a safe alternative to common skin resurfacing tools, such as lasers and dermal rollers, and comes with minimal to no downtime!
Micro-needling not only helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also has a positive effect on uneven skin tone and acne scars—improving the skin’s overall appearance to give you a fresher, younger look.
At SkinSpirit Walnut Creek, we love micro-penning for its ability to instigate the skin’s repair process, resulting in improved texture and softer wrinkles.
Micro-needling is very similar to micropenning, but goes deeper to address more series texture concerns, such as divots and pockmarks. This treatment tends to be more intense than micropenning, yielding greater change in terms of improved and softer wrinkles - however, it also carries a longer recovery time.
We are happy to offer more information during a complimentary consultation at our Walnut Creek location, or any other SkinSpirit location in the Greater Bay Area.
During your treatment at SkinSpirit Walnut Creek, the 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 often include the face, neck and décolleté. However, smaller treatment areas - such as the brows - can often achieve results visible across the entire face at a lower price tag. Please ask us for recommendations during your consultation with a SkinSpirit microneedling expert in Walnut Creek, CAA!
When you visit us for micro-needling or micro-penning in Walnut Creek, 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.
Then, when you arrive at SkinSpirit Walnut Creek on treatment day, you can expect the procedure to look a little something like this:
Depending on the size of the treatment area, a micropenning or microneedling treatment at SkinSpirit Walnut Creek can last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.
Please note that multiple treatments may be recommended to achieve the best results.
Most of our clients can return to their normal, daily activities immediately after their micro-penning treatment. The total healing time depends on the emphasis of the treatment. On average, the skin might be pink 1 to 3 days afterwards. Afterwards, you can enjoy benefits like:
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 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.
We’re excited to help you reveal younger, brighter looking skin with micro-penning and micro-needling in Walnut Creek! See the SkinSpirit difference for yourself. Schedule your complimentary consultation online or by phone at (925) 952-9200.