History is full of great pens—the ones Shakespeare used, the ones that signed the Declaration of Independence, and SkinPen. We don’t think that’s too far of a leap. SkinPen is a revolutionary treatment that’s been helping people rewrite the story of their skin from dull to glowing for decades.
At Entre Nous Aesthetics, we’re a premier provider of SkinPen microneedling in the Bay Area. We want our patients to have access to treatments that help them write their own stories and take charge of their lives. Looking and feeling your best is a key step to living the life you’ve been dreaming about.
SkinPen Microneedling Rewrites Your Skin’s History
Our skin tells a tale as old as time—the amount of time we’ve been alive that is. As we age, our skin is one of the first things to start showing the years.
1. Boost Collagen
Collagen is the secret to keeping your skin bright and taut. Unfortunately, our body slows down the production of this vital protein the older we get. SkinPen rewrites this by kickstarting your skin’s natural collagen production.
2. Minimally Invasive
SkinPen treatments are so quick, it’s like a footnote in your day. A full facial only takes about 30 minutes, and there’s no required downtime afterward. You can get right back to your regular routine.
3. Customizable Treatment
Your SkinPen treatment plan is fully tailored to your needs. We can adjust the depths of the needles based on your unique skin concerns. While the face and neck are the most popular areas for treatment, we can treat other areas of the body too.
4. Treat Multiple Conditions
Struggling with scars, acne, or sun damage? They’re no match for a treatment with SkinPen microneedling in the Bay Area. SkinPen breaks up damaged skin and scar tissue, then it kick-starts your body’s natural healing process to leave your skin smooth and glowing.
5. Combine With Other Treatments
6. Natural-Looking Results
It’s your skin, SkinPen is just enhancing it by clearing away damage and discoloration. Your body will restore its own collagen and leave you looking refreshed. SkinPen can’t overcorrect or make you look frozen. It’s also safe for all skin types!
7. Long-Lasting Results
Results from SkinPen can last months and even years with proper care and maintenance. For scars, the results are permanent! Of course, your skin will continue to change over time, but it’s always possible to give it a little pick-me-up with a maintenance treatment.
How does SkinPen microneedling work?
Microneedling has become quite popular in the last few years and that’s led to several devices on the market. But SkinPen was the first FDA-cleared microneedling device.
How micro are these needles?
Thinner than a strand of hair! These needles are very small. That’s why there’s no downtime after treatment.
The device gently inserts the microneedles into your skin, stimulating your body’s immune system response. Your body reacts to these micro-wounds by creating new skin cells and remodeling the skin tissue in the treatment area.
What does collagen do again?
Collagen and elastin are the 2 essential proteins that give your skin its structure and elasticity. Having enough of these proteins keeps your skin plump and in shape.
While healing the micro-wounds from SkinPen, your skin naturally tightens, which reverses common signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
The Process for SkinPen Microneedling in the Bay Area
Your story and your skin are unique. You deserve an aesthetic care experience that reflects your personal goals and desires.
We always start our patients off with an in-depth consultation with one of our skin care experts. We’ll ask about your relevant medical history, your current skin care routine, and the concerns that brought you to our office. Your aesthetician will also fully examine your skin.
Using all of this information, we’ll curate a personalized treatment plan using SkinPen microneedling and get started with your first treatment!
SkinPen microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that doesn’t require any specific preparation on your part. You’ll want to arrive at your appointment makeup-free, but we’ll take the time to cleanse your skin before we begin.
We use a topical numbing cream to prep your skin and a cooling device to ensure your comfort throughout your treatment.
The average procedure only takes 20 to 30 minutes, but it depends on the size of the area being treated. We can use SkinPen on the face, neck, and décolletage.
Your SkinPen treatment is only the beginning of the story. Because the treatment stimulates your body’s natural collagen production, your results are going to continue to improve over time and for weeks after your initial treatment series.
We typically recommend a series of at least 3 sessions with SkinPen to see the best results, but this is customized based on your unique needs.
How to Get the Most Out of Your SkinPen Microneedling Treatment
Getting SkinPen microneedling in the Bay Area is like giving your skin a reset. These are some general ways to protect the investment you’ve made.
Upgrade Your At-Home Skincare
Medical-grade skincare products are a true game changer when it comes to caring for your skin on a daily basis. These products are only available at a licensed provider because they contain more potent ingredients than ones you can get over the counter. More potent ingredients mean better results and getting those results sooner.
Hydrate and Eat Well
Your skin is a part of your body, and while that may feel like an obvious statement, sometimes we forget. The skin is an organ! The way you care for your body directly impacts how your skin looks and feels. Drinking enough water, eating a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, and getting enough sleep are critical parts of skin care.
Follow Your Treatment Plan
We typically recommend a series of microneedling treatments to unlock your best results. Make sure you follow your custom treatment plan and listen to your aesthetician’s recommendations.
Treatments That Pair Well With SkinPen Microneedling
As we said earlier, SkinPen plays very well with other treatments. These are some of our favorite treatment pairings that will leave your skin radiant.
Using dermaplaning prior to your SkinPen treatment is a great way to prep the skin. Dermaplaning clears away dead skin cells and buildup, allowing the needles to penetrate more deeply.
A HydraFacial prior to your microneedling appointment can make your time with SkinPen even more effective.
Microneedling and HydraFacial can be a certifiable dream team when used together. HydraFacial helps heal your skin from the outside in, and SkinPen addresses issues from the inside out. We can use these treatments to treat active skin conditions and prevent premature aging.
Injectables like dermal fillers and neuromodulators (like Botox or Daxxify) complement the results of SkinPen very well. To ensure the effectiveness of both treatments, you’ll either schedule SkinPen 1 week before injections or at least 2 weeks after your injectable treatment.
Improving your skin’s overall health and appearance with SkinPen can make your injectables more effective.
LED Light Therapy
Celluma LED light therapy is a popular add-on to SkinPen microneedling treatments. The red light helps reduce redness and inflammation, further increasing the already minimal downtime with SkinPen. Plus, LED light further stimulates collagen production.
Are there alternatives to SkinPen microneedling in the Bay Area?
Yes! At Entre Nous, we offer multiple options for collagen induction therapy at our office.
Our Profound RF Microneedling system helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and smaller areas of loose skin. It works similarly to SkinPen with the added benefit of radiofrequency (RF) energy.
When microneedling is combined with radiofrequency energy, the heat further stimulates collagen and elastin production to tighten and smooth the skin.
Traditional radiofrequency treatments use a handpiece that sits on top of your skin, but when it’s combined with microneedling, we’re able to deliver the RF energy to the deeper layers of your skin.
Entre Nous is one of the first medspas in California to offer micro-coring in our Menlo Park office! Micro-coring is slightly more invasive than microneedling but provides the same type of collagen induction through controlled injury to the skin.
During the treatment, the device uses hollow needles to remove micro cores of the dermis layer of skin. The percentage of skin that is removed and the treatment depth can be customized based on your desired results.
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At Entre Nous Aesthetics we’re passionate about giving every patient an experience that reflects their unique, individual needs. Whether it’s your first time seeking aesthetic care, or you’re taking the next steps in your journey with SkinPen microneedling in the Bay Area, we’re here to help you achieve beautiful, natural results.
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