Micro-needling in Oakland, CA
Improve texture and tone while reducing wrinkles
What Is Micro-Penning?
At SkinSpirit Oakland, we love micro-penning for its ability to instigate the skin’s repair process, resulting in improved texture and softer wrinkles.
What Is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is similar to micro-penning, but it goes deeper into the skin to better address more serious texture concerns, including greater texture concerns, divots and pockmarks.
Your practitioner at SkinSpirit Oakland 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 at SkinSpirit Oakland, the cordless, fractional, automated micro-needling 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.
Some of the most popular treatment areas include the face, neck and décolleté.
The SkinSpirit Oakland Experience
When you visit us for micro-needling or micro-penning in Oakland, we will get you started with a complimentary consultation. During this time, a clinical aesthetician on our team will speak with you about your goals and concerns, and take a look at your skin to make sure it’s in great shape for micro-needling. We typically recommend getting regular facials before beginning penning treatments to get the best results. For more tips on how to get pen-ready, check out our blog.
Your actual treatment day will then look a little something like this:
- Your aesthetician 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.
Depending on the size of the treatment area, a micropenning or microneedling treatment at SkinSpirit Oakland can last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.
Please note that multiple treatments may be recommended to achieve the best results.
Most of our micro-needling clients in the Oakland 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 in Oakland
We’re excited to help you reveal younger, brighter looking skin with micro-penning and micro-needling in Oakland, CA! See the SkinSpirit difference for yourself. Schedule your complimentary consultation online or by phone at (510) 368-7500.