pic

Vein Specialist

Vein Specialist & Cosmetic Specialist in Woodbury, Edina, & Fridley, MN

misc image
SkinPen Microneedling
Microneedling is an incredibly versatile medical aesthetic skin treatment, and the team at Afzal Clinics is proud to offer the SkinPen® system. Residents in Fridley, Edina, and Woodbury, Minnesota, can now move one step closer to ideal skin with this innovative treatment. Book your visit online or over the phone today.
SkinPen Microneedling Q & A

What is SkinPen microneedling?

Microneedling works by prompting your body’s innate healing ability. The SkinPen is a handheld device with a head covered in tiny sterile treatment needles. As your practitioner moves the device over the surface of your skin, those needles create tiny channels into the deeper layers of your skin.

Your body perceives each of those channels as a micro injury and launches an immediate healing response. New blood vessels are created to improve circulation in the area, inflammation is reduced, and new collagen and elastin cells are formed.

It’s the collagen that creates the most noticeable improvements in your skin. Young people have a thick layer of collagen beneath their skin, which creates the soft, rounded contouring known as a “baby face.” As the years pass, you lose much of that collagen, leaving your skin to sag and pool into lines, wrinkles, and folds.

Microneedling plumps and smooths your skin without surgery, injectables, or invasive procedures.

What kinds of skin issues can SkinPen microneedling treat?

One reason why SkinPen microneedling is so popular is the fact that this single treatment can address a wide range of skin complaints. Some of the areas where you could see improvement include:

  • Acne scarring
  • Stretch marks
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Loose or sagging skin
  • General issues with rough skin texture

Many people have microneedling on their face, but you can also have the treatment on your upper arms, thighs, buttocks, neck, or other areas where scarring or stretch marks are present.  

Is SkinPen microneedling painful?

All this talk of needles and micro injuries may lead you to believe that microneedling is a painful procedure. In reality, most people tolerate microneedling well.

If you’re concerned about discomfort, ask your practitioner if a numbing cream can be applied prior to your treatment to reduce sensation in the area. A degree of swelling and mild redness is to be expected in the days following your treatment, but your body will quickly adjust, and you’ll be able to enjoy the effects.

It may take a series of microneedling treatments to achieve optimal effects. During your personalized consultation, you’ll learn more about the treatment timeline best suited for your needs.

Call the Afzal Clinics office to book your visit today. Online scheduling is also an option and takes just moments to complete.