SkinPen by Crown Aesthetics is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device on the market and is clinically proven to improve the appearance of acne scars in patients ages 22 and older. In as few as three minimally invasive treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance and step out with confidence.
How does microneedling work?
The procedure creates thousands of microchannels that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. This rejuvenates your skin from the inside out. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
There are three phases to the wound-repair process
Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to cleanse the wound, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.
Best of all, SkinPen works. Ninety percent of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends.
Benefits of SkinPen
Little Downtime: It is a perfect treatment for patients with a busy schedule.
Natural Recovery: SkinPen’s mechanical process is versatile and usable year-round.
Safe for all Skin Types: Clinically proven effective on all skin types, Fitzpatrick 1 – 6.
Safe and Sound: The First FDA-cleared microneedling device on the market
Comfortable: A light numbing cream may be used to minimize discomfort
Will microneedling work for me?
Unlike most alternatives, SkinPen has been clinically shown to be effective for women and men with skin ranging from skin-types light to very dark . Likewise, SkinPen’s mechanical process is less abrasive than harsh peels. In addition, when you properly space treatments that are overseen by a physician, the procedures can be administered year-round.
Microneedling or collagen induction therapy, involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. Although this doesn't sound appealing this minimally invasive treatment is virtually painless and incredibly effective.
These micro-injuries that are created stimulates the body's natural wound healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production. This aids in reversing as well as preventing signs of aging. Microneedling has become increasingly popular among skincare professionals and clients.
Microneedling reduces fine and deep wrinkles
It repairs visible scars
It reverses sun damage and pigmentation
It helps aging skin
It shrinks pores
It makes your products work better
It can be done all over the body (pregnancy scars or other surgeries)
The key to new, youthful-looking skin is the ability to stimulate growth of collagen and elastin which is something Microneedling can provide. Medical professionals can agree that it is one of the most effective way to stop aging in its tracks! Using the bodies own natural healing mechanisms; a few sessions of microneedling can noticeably reduce fine lines, crow's feet, and deep wrinkles with minimal down time. A needle no greater than 1.5mm should be used to treat wrinkles.
For severe acne scars, you may need even longer needles for maximum results, so you'll want to find a dermatologist or nurse practitioner who performs microneedle therapy treatments. Professional grade microneedling devices can be as long as 3 mm, which is twice as effective and will treat deep acne scars that occur beneath the surface of the skin.
In case you're wondering how microneedling compares to fractional laser treatments when it comes to resolving acne scars, a head-to-head comparison published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery in 2016, found both treatments to be comparable and effective, but gave credit to microneedling for being better tolerated, with fewer side effects and less downtime.