Microneedling is a time-tested cosmetic treatment that’s designed to improve the skin’s appearance and texture by triggering its natural healing process. While microneedling always involves the use of fine, sterilized needles to create minuscule punctures in the skin, there are multiple devices that can be used to administer the treatment. One such device is the SkinPen, which provides numerous benefits to the skin’s look and feel.
The SkinPen can enhance your complexion by reducing the appearance of common skin concerns. But, does it have a tightening effect on loose skin? Let’s find out.
How Does The SkinPen Work?
SkinPen is a top-rated microneedling device that offers superior results when compared to other methods. Treatment with the SkinPen is minimally invasive and requires minimal downtime.
The SkinPen device features tiny needles that create micro-injuries in the surface of the skin at a rate of over 100 stamps per second. This process stimulates the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production process. As a result, the skin regenerates, reducing the appearance of imperfections such as scarring, hyperpigmentation, and poor skin texture. Additionally, SkinPen treatment can tighten the skin for a more youthful look.
Understanding Skin Laxity
Skin laxity is the official term for loose, sagging skin, and it commonly occurs as a result of the aging process. As we age the body naturally produces less collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are essential to the skin’s strength, tightness, and firmness. So, with lower amounts of these proteins, the skin tends to sag.
SkinPen treatment prompts the skin to produce more of the proteins that prevent skin laxity. So, in the days and weeks after the SkinPen session, patients see an improvement in loose and sagging skin. The additional collagen and elastin help rebuild the structure of the skin for a rejuvenated look.
To learn more about microneedling with SkinPen for skin laxity, schedule an appointment at Watt Plastic Surgery & Med Spa today.