SkinPen: Optimal Rejuvenation with Minimal Downtime

SkinPen is a new fractional microneedling device used to tighten, lift, and rejuvenate the skin with minimal discomfort. The result is smoother, firmer, younger looking skin! Dermess is the only practice in Nashville offering this cutting edge device voted “Best New Aesthetic Device of the Year”.

How Does SkinPen Micro-Therapy Work?

SkinPen uses fine “microneedles” to create microscopic channels in the skin. These channels allow products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, resulting in better treatment outcomes. As the skin repairs itself, new collagen and elastin production is triggered, creating healthier skin. Results are noticeable after only one treatment, especially when your SkinPen treatment is combined with the application of PRP, or platelet rich plasma. Improvement continues with a series of treatments.

What are the benefits of SkinPen?

New collagen production can reverse years of sun damage and address acne scars, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation — as well as enhance the overall appearance of aging skin.

Who is a candidate for SkinPen?

One of the most exciting things about SkinPen is that it can be used on all types of skin and can be used to address a wide range of problems.

What areas of the body can I treat with SkinPen?

The SkinPen is very versatile and can be used on all parts of the body:  face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

How is the SkinPen procedure done?

A disposable cartridge containing 9-11 micro-needles is attached to the tip of the SkinPen. A thin layer of topical serum is applied to your skin and the appropriate micro-channeling treatment depth is selected for your unique type of skin. Next, the pen is glided in a gentle motion across the targeted repair areas.

What does SkinPen feel like?

The unique design of SkinPen allows for individualized settings, which makes the treatment very comfortable for most patients.

How long does the SkinPen procedure take?

The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated and the severity of skin damage.

What is the downtime after a SkinPen procedure?

Immediately following the treatment you will notice a healthy pink glow. Your total healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of repair process require. On average, patients are pink for 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours. Your nurse aesthetician will recommend follow-up protocols to aide with your skin’s natural healing process.

How many SkinPen treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required will be determined by Dr. Marvel based on your individual treatment goals and the health of your skin. However, it is recommended that most patients receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals are recommended.