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Hooray! Fall has arrived! We love it for so many reasons—one being that autumn is an ideal time for a skin overhaul. That’s because the days are shorter, which makes staying out of the sun easier (a must after any skin resurfacing treatment).

Plus, we have a fabulous new treatment option at PSCHR to help you lessen fine lines, sun damage, scars, and a long list of other bothersome skin concerns with little-to-no downtime: SkinPen® Microneedling!

SkinPen® microneedling can help good skin look amazing, as well as help with specific concerns—you really can’t go wrong with this treatment!

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a skin resurfacing treatment that works by stimulating the skin’s natural healing response with a series of microscopic needle punctures. In the days and weeks following a microneedling treatment, collagen production goes into overdrive, and your skin replaces damaged old skin cells with healthy new ones.

Our skin rejuvenation specialists use the SkinPen® for our Hampton Roads microneedling patients. It’s the first and only FDA-cleared microneedling device, so you can rest assured you’re receiving a clinically proven, safe, and effective treatment.

So, why give SkinPen® microneedling a try this fall? So many reasons! Here are just a few.

1. Microneedling is effective for almost any skin concern.

Because it essentially helps your skin renew itself, microneedling can treat a broad range of skin issues—including things that other skin resurfacing treatments often aren’t as good at, such as stretch marks, large pores, and “ice pick” acne scars. See everything we can treat with the SkinPen®…

2. It’s all-natural skin resurfacing

Microneedling requires no lasers, no radiofrequency, no harsh chemicals, and no surgery. Really, it’s your body doing the work—SkinPen® just gets the process started in exactly the right way, helping skin become firmer, tighter, smoother, and more youthful in appearance. That said, if you wish, we can add a medical-grade serum that is customized to your needs and skin type to boost the effects.

SkinPen® microneedling prices start at just $400 per treatment for the full face at PSCHR—compare this to $1,500 or more for a laser treatment.

3. Microneedling is safe for every skin type

While most lasers aren’t suitable for dark skin tones, microneedling is safe for very light to very dark skin with virtually no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It’s even great for redhead complexions, sensitive skin, and acne-prone skin! You’ll just need to avoid microneedling if you have openly irritated or wounded skin, or if you are taking isotretinoin (Accutane). A free consultation with one of our skin rejuvenation specialists is all you need to make sure microneedling is right for you.

4. You don’t have to take time off of work

Microneedling doesn’t require any significant downtime! You can usually go to work, out to dinner, etc. right after your treatment—which is probably music to your ears as the school year gets underway and the holidays are looming.

That said, your face will appear pinkish (as though you have a mild sunburn), for a few days after treatment; it may also feel more sensitive. For those reasons, some of our patients prefer to allow a 2-3 day window before any important social events. You also need to take a few important aftercare steps: keep treated skin protected with broad-spectrum SPF or clothing, and avoid hard exercise until the next day.

Microneedling effects are cumulative—for the most dramatic results, you’ll probably want multiple treatments. For most of our patients, 3 is the magic number.

5. You’ll have better-looking skin in just a few weeks

SkinPen® induces collagen production immediately, but it takes a few weeks for microneedling results to come into full effect. Expect visible improvements after about 2 to 3 weeks, which continue improving for another month or two.

Additionally, microneedling effects are cumulative—for the most dramatic results, you’ll probably want multiple treatments. For most of our patients, the magic number is 3 treatments spaced a month apart. Start today, and you can have dramatically better-looking skin by December!

6. It’s affordable!

SkinPen® microneedling prices start at just $400 per treatment for the full face at PSCHR—compare this to $1,500 or more for a laser treatment. If you have mild to moderate skin concerns, microneedling is a cost-effective option to address them and love your skin a little more.

7. It’s the perfect treatment to get glowing, photo-ready skin for the holidays

One thing we love about SkinPen® is that it’s just as great for helping good skin look amazing as it is for helping with specific concerns. In other words, you can’t go wrong with this treatment! In fact, if your goal is simply to get brighter, smoother, and more radiant skin, you’ll be thrilled at the difference just one microneedling treatment can make.

Convinced? Here’s one more incentive: we offer free skin consultations at PSCHR, and you can make your appointment in seconds with our brand new Skin Rejuvenation Center App, available for download Android and Apple devices. You can also contact us by calling 757-337-2660.

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