Over the last few years, many skin-care fads have fallen by the wayside. Why is this? It’s because many of these treatments and devices have fallen short of the public’s expectations. People are naturally cautious about exposing their bodies to new treatments and wasting their money. However, there are products and treatments that have been proven to be more than a fad, by standing the test of time. This is the case with the highly popular skin treatment called microneedling! Also called collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI)). Microneedling has been around since 2000 and is based on the same principle as laser treatments. It is a minimally invasive procedure that rejuvenates the skin and is used to treat a number of conditions such as wrinkles, deep acne scars, stretch marks, hyper pigmentation, and much more! The SkinPen II is a device that utilizes this process by making tiny pin pricks from minute needles that are guided carefully over the skin. The pen and the treatment are FDA approved and the application is less painful and invasive than other in-office skin treatments. It is a weapon in the battle to maintain and restore beautiful smooth skin that many have waited for!
How and why does the SkinPen II work?
Microneedling in general can trace its lineage all the way back to Michael Pistor, a French doctor who developed mesotherapy in 1952. The idea behind microneedling and the Skin Pen II is a simple one. Microneedling works by creating minute injuries to the skin which makes the brain begin the repair process. The body sends Collagen to the epidermis (The upper or outer layer of the two main layers of cells that make up the skin) which begins the process of converting damaged skin into beautiful smooth skin. In short, the Skin Pen II stimulates your skins natural ability to heal itself! The entire process results in an improvement to the skin’s texture and firmness, as well as reduces scars, stretch marks and other imperfections.
The benefits of the SkinPen II and microneedling
The best innovations are those that make life easier for consumers and that stand the test of time. These kinds of products rise above lesser products that come and go quickly. Skin Pen II is a product that is granting people with problem skin and with conditions such as wrinkles and acne hope of better and more effective treatments. Skin Pen II’s other benefits is that it:
- It is minimally invasive
- Requires little downtime
- It can be used on all skin types
- Is safe (has FDA approval)
All this results in the Skin Pen II’s ability to better penetrate the skin than other products and treatments in its effort to repair damage caused by aging, etc. More than a fad, microneedling and SkinPen II are treatments for damaged skin that are here to stay!