Our team at Cultivated Beauty loves SkinPen because it visibly improves skin appearance in patients of all ethnicities with little to no downtime or pain. SkinPen is the ideal gateway technology to reach our patient’s skin goals one treatment at a time. It delivers dramatic rejuvenation results in less than an hour. Treat the face and neck and step out with confidence, knowing your skin looks amazing.
Your skin may be red and a bit tight, with a feel similar to a mild sunburn.
Redness and irritation subside fairly quickly (usually within a day) and PRP further helps to reduce redness and inflammation afterwards. The skin is vulnerable for a minimum of 6-12 hours after since the microchannels remain open for several hours. Patients should refrain from wearing makeup, and vigorous workouts for 24-48 hours if possible. Wearing mineral foundation and SPF50 or higher is highly recommended. Prolonged Sun Exposure should be avoided for several days after. We recommend SkinBetter Science SmartTone SPF75. It’s a fabulous product for all skin tones. Ask us about skincare products perfect for you.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) further improves wound healing by stimulating collagen and elastin fibers and is considered a booster for many procedures, including dentistry and joint healing. PRP drastically improves results when incorporated in the SkinPen microneedling treatment. PRP is highly effective when injected in areas of volume deficit, but can also be applied on the skin like a serum while the micro-channels are open during the treatment.
The peel itself only takes a few minutes and requires no numbing, however the skin is cleansed prior to the peel. Slight stinging may occur and redness is a common short term side-effect. After 2-3 days patients can expect peeling and flaking of the skin as dead skin cells are shed; however, soreness and irritation are not common side-effects of the Perfect Derma Peel. After about six days, your skin will stop flaking and you’ll notice a new layer of clear, smooth GLOWING skin.
Downtime is not necessary for most people having this treatment, but some people prefer to take a few days off of work for cosmetic reasons. Prolonged sun exposure should be avoided for a few weeks and mineral based sunscreen with SPF50 or higher should be worn daily. Remember that healing skin is more vulnerable and will burn more easily. We love Skinbetter Science Sunbetter products, ask us about Smart Tone SPF75, it is a wonderful SPF that matches all skin tones. Chemical Peels work best when repeated 3-4 times for best results. The exact number of treatments needed depends on skin goals, age, and what specific skin concerns our patients want to address.