The SkinPen Treatment Process at our Minneapolis Area Medspa Clinics
For at least a week before your treatment, it is important you refrain from using strong topicals such as retinol, hydroquinones, or glycolic acid. If you frequently suffer from cold sores, we will prescribe you a medication to take before, during, and after your treatment to prevent an outbreak.
First we cleanse your skin and apply a light numbing cream. Most patients will say the only thing they feel during SkinPen is the light vibration of the pen as it passes over the skin. In some cases, it may even tickle! Immediately after your treatment your face will be fully cleansed and an appropriate serum (such as an epidermal growth factor or hyaluronic acid) is applied.
After the first initial days, get ready to glow! It is normal to have some redness, flaking, swelling, or light bleeding in the treatment area for up to a week following the treatment. We will help you choose products to care for your skin before and after your procedure. Your skin will feel reborn and refreshed and incredibly soft.
Some immediate softening of lines, wrinkles, and acne scars may be noticed after just one treatment, but we recommend a series of three to six treatments spaced four weeks apart with quarterly maintenance moving forward.
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