Micro-needling in Mill Valley

Improve texture and tone while reducing wrinkles

What Is Micro-Penning?

At SkinSpirit Mill Valley, we love micro-penning for its ability to instigate the skin’s repair process, resulting in improved texture and softer wrinkles. 

If you aren’t getting regular facials now, we do recommend establishing a skin care routine before beginning treatment to get the best results. Give us a call for more information: (415) 383-3100.

What Is Micro-Needling?

If you have greater texture concerns, such as divots and pockmarks, we may recommend a more advanced form of penning called micro-needling. This treatment goes deeper into the skin to address these types of more significant skincare concerns.

Your practitioner at SkinSpirit Mill Valley will take a look at your skin type and concerns before determining the best treatment for you. As always, our consultations are always complimentary.

How It Works

During your penning treatment, 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-needling 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 Mill Valley include the face, neck and décolleté.

The SkinSpirit Mill Valley Experience

When you visit us for micro-needling or micro-penning in Mill Valley, 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:

  1. Your aesthetician will apply a thick layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment setting based on your unique needs.
  2. 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.
  3. This repair process begins almost immediately.

Depending on the size of the treatment area, a micropenning or microneedling treatment at SkinSpirit Mill Valley can last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.

Please note that multiple treatments may be recommended to achieve the best results.

Anticipated Results

Most of our micro-needling clients in the Marin area are able to return to their normal, daily activities immediately after their treatment is complete. The total healing time depends on the emphasis of the treatment. But, on average, the skin might be pink 1 to 3 days afterwards. Afterwards, you can enjoy the benefits of microneedling, ranging from:

  • 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 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.

Schedule Your Micro-Needling Consult Near Marin

We’re excited to help you reveal younger, brighter looking skin with micro-penning and micro-needling in Mill Valley, CA! See the SkinSpirit difference for yourself. Schedule your complimentary consultation online or by phone at (415) 383-3100.