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One of the hottest trends in skincare is microneedling, a procedure in which very small needles are used to repeatedly penetrate the skin, inflicting “micro-injuries” in order to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing cascade. This wound-healing cascade, in turn, induces the production of collagen. Microneedling, then, harnesses the power of your own body’s healing process to treat a variety of skin conditions.
While the microneedling technique had its origins in the 1950s, the mechanical rollers introduced around 2000 made this procedure more widely available. These early mechanical rollers, however, had limited results due to the shearing forces they inflict on the surface of the skin and due to their inability to penetrate deeply enough to stimulate visible results. Fast-forward to March 2018, when the FDA approved SkinPen Precision as the only legally marketed Class II microneedling device in the US. Shaped like a pen, this mechanical device uses 12 ultra-fine needles to precisely and effectively stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to improve the quality and texture of your skin, treat acne scars, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and minimize the appearance of stretch marks.* With SkinPen, the treatment depth is adjustable, ensuring an effective treatment in any area and on any skin type.
While some results may be noticed after just one treatment, best results will be obtained with a series of treatments, usually 3-6, depending on your goals.* Treatments can be completed every 4 weeks and require virtually no downtime. You may be red and mildly swollen right after the treatment, but these symptoms usually rapidly subside within 24-48 hours. As your skin continues its healing process for up to one year after treatment, you will continue to notice an improvement in your skin.* Periodic maintenance treatments will ensure lasting results.*
Revive Aesthetics is proud to bring SkinPen Precision to Fairbanks! It’s time for you to ditch your dermaroller, and join the microneedling revolution. Let us help you reach your goal of naturally beautiful, radiant, glowing skin!