We use the SkinPen for microneedling. Dr Edman thoroughly researched the microneedling devices available and chose the SkinPen for its advanced safety features, clinical efficacy, and its pending FDA approval. No other microneedling devices are FDA-approved and soon the SkinPen will be the first.
Microneedling addresses the following problems:
- Reducing scars (including hypertrophic scars) caused by acne, surgery or thermal burns
- Fading stretch marks
- Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Dyspigmentation e.g in melasma
- Tightening sagging skin.
A typical microneedling session lasts 30-60 minutes. The body area is numbed with a topical anesthetic making the procedure virtually pain-free. While one session may provide significant benefit, typical 3-6 sessions are needed for optimum results. Deep scarring like acne scars will typically take 5-6 sessions for optimum results. There is little downtime, though one should not plan on events where treatment area will be visible for at least a few days.