Some 30 years ago, “needling” was discovered to be a simple but very effective way to enhance collagen remodeling and generate a smoothing of the skin without the need for peels, laser, shedding or surgery.
Modern technology has refined the needling technique, and its wonderful effects have been maximized in a new process known as “Microneedling”. Modern, sophisticated Microneedling has been made possible by new, high-tech devices. Dr. Back’s favorite is the Micropen™, a highly automated and precise pen-like device. The Micropen gently generates thousands of microscopic channels in the deeper, functional layer (the dermis) of the skin, stimulating an increase in collagen production and new tissue growth, as well as smoothing and remodeling the skin. Micropen treatments also stimulate the release of growth factors that enhance the body and fullness of the skin, promote scar softening and flattening and a general smoothing out of any wrinkles or lines in the area.
Microneedling creates a controlled mechanical “stimulation” of the dermis, which induces collagen smoothing and new growth. This helps create a smoother, fresher look to the skin.
Unlike almost any other option for facial rejuvenation, the minimal “recovery” with the Micropen is typically less than 24 hours! The beneficial results from the stimulatory effects on the collagen can be seen in as little as 3 or 4 weeks, but the full effects are best appreciated after 3 or 4 months following treatment. Many patients will also notice a “glow” to their skin in addition to fewer lines and smoother skin! Results may vary.
We love Micropen Microneedling – one of our most popular office procedures! The Micropen is a great non-surgical, non-laser, non-peel, relatively inexpensive option for the treatment of a variety of problematic skin conditions. The Micropen can be highly effective for dealing with aging issues such as “weathered” skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and diminished elasticity, as well as for the treatment of scars from acne, trauma, or surgery. Micropen Microneedling can also be effective in reducing stretch marks and for treating dark skin, variegated color, or dark hues issues (dyschromia / hyperpigmentation).
The Micropen is a generally quicker, safer alternative to more expensive treatments like surgery, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and chemical peels, while being more than capable of providing equally effective results! And unlike these other treatments, Micropen Microneedling can be performed for the face, neck, hands or body – in other words, anywhere! Even overly thin skin is not an obstacle to treatment!
For most patients, we recommend a series of 4-6 Micropen treatments in 1 – 2 week intervals in our NJ office.
Micropen treatments can be used for:
Skin Tightening / Firming
Reduction of Fine Lines / Wrinkles
Acne, Trauma or Surgical Scar Reduction
Stretch Mark Reduction
Smoothing / Softening of Skin Texture (for “weathered” looking skin)
Reduction of Dark Spots (hyperpigmentation)
Reduction of Pore Size
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If you are interested in our Micropen treatments or any of our other cosmetic procedures in Cherry Hill, call (856) 751-7550 or click here to arrange a private consultation with one of our Certified Cosmetic Skin Care Specialists.
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*Results will vary with each individual