What Is Microneedling & What Can It Do for Your Complexion?


Dr. Burke agrees, microneedling sounds intimidating! While the idea of puncturing the skin multiple times with a series of needle pricks may seem like the epitome of “pain is beauty”, microneedling is actually much simpler (and far less painful) than the name suggests. We perform microneedling with SkinPen® at our Barrington Practice. With a more approachable name, SkinPen takes advantage of twelve hair-thin needles that are gently passed over the skin to minimally stamp the treatment area. A quick, minimally invasive treatment, microneedling with SkinPen can do wonders for your skin!

Boost Collagen & Elastin

Microneedling with SkinPen is a form of collagen induction therapy. By creating a series of micro-injuries, microneedling prompts our skin’s own healing cycle. Our body responds to these tiny holes by sending collagen and elastin to heal the wound.

Giving the skin strength and structure, collagen is an essential building block for healthy skin. Collagen and elastin also help to tighten and thicken the skin, and the added elastin improves skin laxity by upping elasticity. Great for men and women with early signs of aging, microneedling reduces skin thinning and sagging that are commonly associated with aging.

Minimize Skin Imperfections

The influx of collagen and elastin not only heals the damaged area, but also rejuvenates the areas around the puncture—helping to flatten out scarring, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and reducing blemishes and skin imperfections like enlarged pores. What’s more, microneedling corrects inconsistencies within the skin by boosting blood flow and encouraging the skin to produce new, healthy skin cells.

Improves the Efficacy of Skincare

Simply put, the deeper a product can get into the skin, the more effective it can be. Microneedling enhances the effectiveness of skincare products by increasing its penetration, absorption and concentration deep within the skin. Taking advantage of this added benefit, we finish each microneedling treatment with a generous application of Skinfuse® RESCUE Calming Complex. A skincare specialist can also recommend skincare products that will further complement your microneedling treatment.

Microneedling with SkinPen in Barrington

Don’t let the name fool you—microneedling with SkinPen is a wonderful treatment for men and women concerned about fine lines, stretch marks, acne scarring, or hyperpigmentation. Schedule a consultation with one of our skin specialists to learn how microneedling can rejuvenate your complexion.

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