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At Coastal Skin and Eye Institute of San Diego, CA, we are pleased to offer a range of services to improve your appearance. Microneedling with the SkinPen, is a state-of-the-art procedure that is a quick and easy way to achieve beautiful, youthful, and healthy radiant skin.

Collagen is the structural component of skin that provides shape and contours, elastin is what makes the skin firm. After age 20, we produce about 1% less collagen per year. The result is thinner and more fragile skin.  Sun damage, also called photoaging, is responsible for 90% of visible changes to the skin. It prematurely ages the skin, deteriorating collagen and elastin which contributes to the formation of wrinkles, sagging skin and hyperpigmentation.

Microneedling can treatment sun damaged skin; and improves the appearance of acne scars and enlarged pores.  Small areas of skin damage can be treated without concern for discolorations. Microneedling can improve skin tone and texture, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and thicken and firm the skin.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is collagen induction therapy, well-documented for use in skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and scar remodeling. It creates tiny micro injuries in the skin which initiates the wound healing cascade, the skin’s self-repair mechanisms. This induces the release of growth factors and stem cells for skin regeneration, and the synthesis of new collagen and elastin.

What is SkinPen?

SkinPen is a revolutionary advanced microneedling device designed for use by healthcare professionals. It is the first and only FDA-cleared medical grade device of its kind. Microneedling with SkinPen is a safe, effective, and comfortable method of stimulating the skin’s natural ability to heal itself.

It uses a sterile, disposable cartridge containing 12 tiny needles to create thousands of narrow microchannels in the epidermis and dermis. These microscopic channels trigger the body’s natural healing process, release of cytokines and growth factors that encourage the growth of new skin cells, and collagen and elastin production for smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin. New collagen and elastin firm, tighten and improve the overall appearance of the skin, restoring smooth and radiant skin.

What can microneedling with the SkinPen treat?

Microneedling is used to treat a range of conditions, including:

  • Poor skin tone and texture
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles
  • Neck wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damage (photo-aged skin)
  • Pigmentation disorders such as melasma and age spots
  • Damaged collagen

This minimally-invasive treatment helps to naturally restore skin health, reduce the appearance of acne scars and other scars, and improve overall skin appearance with minimal downtime. Microneedling with SkinPen is a safe, effective, and minimally-invasive treatment that can help you achieve the look you desire.

What happens during the procedure?

In this simple 30-minute procedure, your skin will be cleansed, and a topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin for comfort during the procedure. The SkinPen creates micro-channels across the skin to encourage the healing response. In addition to improving the skin’s overall health and appearance, patients will find that topical skincare products will be absorbed deep into the skin and make them much more effective than before.

How does it work?

Microneedles piercing the skin triggers an immune response, increases blood flow, and stimulates development of new skin. A new network of blood vessels develop to nourish the new skin and induce collagen formation. As you heal the wounds are replaced with new skin, collagen, and elastin proteins for improved skin youthfulness. SkinPen rejuvenates the skin from the inside out. It is proven to improve the appearance of the skin, acne scarring and wrinkles on the neck with little to no downtime.

SkinPen microneedling is state-of-the-art, clinically tested and proven. We may recommend the use of topical skin serums to enhance your results. We may also recommend a series of treatments to prolong the benefits of microneedling. Microneedling can reverse many signs of aging including skin laxity, dull skin tone and fine lines and wrinkles.

Contact Coastal Skin and Eye Institute of San Diego, CA to learn more about how SkinPen microneedling can rejuvenate your skin. Call now to schedule an appointment to discuss the advantages of the SkinPen treatment with our professionals. With offices in Carmel Valley, Encinitas, and La Mesa, we provide expert dermatology care near you.

Coastal Skin & Eye Institute/Grossmont Dermatology