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 the Seattle metro area 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.
Schedule your free micro-needling consult at either our Green Lake or University Village clinic to find out if you're a candidate!.
At SkinSpirit, we love micro-penning for its ability to instigate the skin’s repair process, resulting in improved texture and softer wrinkles.
Micro-needling is a similar procedure, but it goes deeper into the skin 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.
Our micro-needling experts in Seattle can advise you on any needed after care, but generally you can get back to daily life fairly quickly.
During your treatment, your SkinSpirit practitioner will use a cordless, fractional, automated microneedling device composed of medical-grade stainless steel to create controlled micro-injuries in 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 in the Seattle area 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 Seattle!
When you visit us for micro-needling or micro-penning in Seattle, 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 as well.
Then, when you arrive at our clinic in Green Lake or University Village, you can expect your treatment day to look a little something like this:
Depending on the size of the treatment area, a micropenning or microneedling treatment typically lasts between 15 and 30 minutes.
In some cases, multiple treatments may be recommended to achieve the best results. Your practitioner will share their recommendations after your complimentary consultation.
Most of our clients can return to their normal, daily activities immediately after their micro-penning or micro-needling treatment. The total healing time depends on the emphasis of the treatment. On average, the skin might be pink 1 to 3 days afterwards.
Once healed, you'll begin to notice benefits ranging from:
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 Seattle! See the SkinSpirit difference for yourself. Schedule your complimentary consultation online or call your local clinic below.
University Village: 2692 NE 49th St, Seattle, WA, 98105
Green Lake: 6850 E. Green Lake Way N, Seattle, WA, 98115