We are excited to offer SkinPen® microneedling at Beauty Within. Not only is microneedling an excellent treatment for improving the skin’s appearance and maintaining its health; this special device is also clinically proven and FDA approved for even better results.
What to Expect During a SkinPen Treatment
We do everything we can to make you as comfortable as possible during your SkinPen microneedling treatment. We use a superior topical anesthetic to numb your skin prior to treatment. This takes 15-30 minutes. We make your environment as relaxing as possible, offering your personal choice of music or television.
Once you’re numbed and prepped, your aesthetician will pass the SkinPen handheld device over the area to be treated. The device is approximately the size of a fat magic marker, and gel will be applied to help it glide more easily.
As the SkinPen passes over the treatment area, the micro-needles penetrate the deeper layers of skin, creating 1,600 tiny penetrations per second. The depth and speed control with SkinPen is incredibly precise, which is helpful because different areas of the face have varying skin thickness. The sensation of the SkinPen feels like a small vibration, and the level of discomfort will depend on each patient’s personal pain threshold. Most patients find the treatment to be very tolerable, but if you feel uncomfortable, please let us know. A typical SkinPen appointment takes about one hour.