Physicians Skin & Weight Centers offers you the latest in Advanced Skin Rejuvenation Treatments.
SkinPen can treat the conditions you are most concerned about, such as:
- Acne Scars
- Stretch Marks
- Lax Skin
- Loss of resiliency
- Large Pores
- Thin Skin
How it works
SkinPen is a safe, minimally invasive treatment that offers quick results with little or no side effects. State-of-the-art microneedling technology creates thousands of microscopic channels at the desired area. Your skin’s natural reaction to this treatment is to repair itself! By stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, the old skin is reformed, leaving you with new, healthy, younger-looking skin.
Home and traditional microneedling devises can deteriorate quickly. They often break, bend or rust… which can result in their inability to be effective or cause painful skin infections. SkinPen is different! Our experienced doctors apply SkinPen to the pre-determined treatment area. The microneedling is done at a precise angle and depth to ensure maximum safety and optimum results to your skin.
Want even better results? SkinPen can be used with specialized topical formulas. This enhancing treatment penetrates the dermis with beneficial nutrients specifically designed for your skin type and condition.
The Versatile Design of SkinPen
The depth of the SkinPen needles can be adjusted from .25 mm up to 2.5 mm in length. This variability allows for the SkinPen provider to adjust treatments based on the patient’s anatomy (skin thickness) as well as the patient’s need (e.g., more penetration required for acne scarring).
The Science Behind SkinPen
Collagen Induction Therapy
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), or microneedling, is the procedure by which the body’s natural response to healing is used to increase the amount of extracellular matrix such as collagen or elastin in the skin. The micro-channels created by the SkinPen allow for leakage of blood, serum, and lymph in a controlled and temporary manner. These “injuries” are enough to initiate the wound healing cascade which is composed of three basic phases.
- Phase One | Inflammation: Activated by piercing the dermal tissue, platelets release cytokines and growth factors which act as signals for the body’s immune system. Neutrophils and macrophages cells are sent in to disinfect the wounds, clear the debris, increase the blood supply (a process called angiogenesis), and begin the creation of fresh, new cellular and extracellular materials (the granulation process).
- Phase Two | Proliferation: In this stage, the fibroblasts (cells that make up much of the dermis and create the extracellular matrix) keratinocytes and epidermal cells continue to divide to populate the areas of damage and secrete growth factors and extracellular matrix, such as elastin and collagen.
- Phase Three | Remodeling: At this stage, the wound has been replaced with new dermal tissues and the newly formed vasculature is now matured. The collagen in the newly formed tissue is now replaced with the stronger collagen and the tissue contracts to cause a “shrink-wrap” effect of the skin.