SkinPen™ in Huntersville, NC
Micro-needling is a procedure that introduces miniscule injuries into the skin to stimulate the healing process. Collagen and elastic fibers develop in the treatment area to give you younger, healthier skin. Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., a board-certified Huntersville surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery, recommends micro-needling with SkinPen™ to his patients in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a cosmetic procedure that uses your body’s natural healing process to rejuvenate the skin. The technology behind micro-needling involves introducing thousands of micro-injuries to the skin. The body responds to the injuries by producing collagen and elastin fibers. As the area heals, the new skin is free of scars, lines, and wrinkles.
How is SkinPen™ Different From Other Micro-needling Treatments?
SkinPen™ reduces your risk for developing infections related to micro-needling. SkinPen™ treatments are:
- Safer than treatments performed with other micro-needling devices
- Short and comfortable treatments that require minimal downtime and produce exceptional results
Benefits of SkinPen™
SkinPen™ treatments are recommended for:
- Promoting smooth, healthy skin
- Reducing pore size
- Skin tightening to reduce sagging
- Softening fine lines and wrinkles
- Reducing scars, including acne scars
- Treating stretch marks
What Should I Expect From SkinPen™ Treatments?
Dr. Cook or his staff applies a topical numbing agent to the area to reduce discomfort. They use the SkinPen™ device to introduce thousands of micro-injuries into the treatment area. The injuries are actually microscopic channels that are created at a 90-degree angle to the surface of your skin. SkinPen™ micro-needling initiates a three-step process by which your body works to heal the skin:
- The immune system responds to the micro-injuries to clean each channel and promote blood supply.
- Special cells in the skin divide to heal the micro-injuries. The cells contain collagen, elastin and growth factors.
- Collagen works to contract and tighten the skin.
What Should my Physician Explain to me About SkinPen™ Treatments?
Micro-needling with the SkinPen™ device is considered safe for most patients when performed by a qualified physician. Common symptoms after SkinPen™ treatments are minor swelling and redness, white bumps under the skin and acne flare-ups. These symptoms typically last only a few days.
How Much do SkinPen™ Treatments Cost?
SkinPen™ treatment costs vary by patient. If you are interested in financing your treatments at Pure Facial Plastic Surgery, you may consider applying for Alphaeon™ Credit. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.
SkinPen™ micro-needling treatments give our Charlotte-area patients impressive results without surgery. If you have scars, lines or wrinkles and want a non-surgical solution, contact Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina today to schedule your private SkinPen™ consultation.
Briggs E. Cook, Jr., MD is a Board Certified Surgeon Specializing in Eye and Facial Plastic Surgery with over 10 years experience as a leader in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Cook is the founder and director of PURE Facial Plastic Surgery and Med Spa...