Microneedling For My Acne Scars: Costs, Before/After Photos and Two Videos
Of all the micro-needling treatments that I've tried, The Skin Pen is by far my favorite. I struggled with acne for more than 10 years and tried multiple different micro-needling treatments to address it but none of them produced significant results. This, in turn, made me skeptical about trying yet another micro-needling treatment (once bitten, twice shy) but I did some research and it seemed as though there were enough differences in the way that the Skin Pen approached micro-needling vs other treatments to where it was worth my taking a chance. To be clear, my skin concerns were; cystic acne, pitted acne scars, hyperpigmentation, black heads, uneven skin tone, and skin texture. After many years of dealing with the concerns mentioned I then had a new growing concern..aging. I started to notice a loss of collagen in some areas as well as new fine lines. In short, I had a laundry list of issues that I wanted to deal with and I'd decided that the Skin Pen might be the right solution.
My First Treatment- Laying there waiting for the numbing cream to kick in was a feeling all too familiar. I was anxious from the pain I knew I was about to feel. Though this time I was very wrong and baffled to say the least. I felt zero pain or discomfort and the treatment was over before I knew it. When Robin Almond, my Esthetician, turned on the Skin Pen I was frightened as it was louder than any treatment I had done before and very intimidating. As soon as it touched my skin I asked her if she had started yet as I was confused by the lack of pain I was feeling. The treatment continued, painlessly, to my surprise. In fact, it was such a breeze that Robin and I were able to have an entire conversation throughout the procedure.
Post Treatment- I was left with redness equal to a sunburn but nothing as bad as other micro-needling treatments. The real shock came in the days to follow as I could tell exactly what the SkinPen had done for me. My skin looked noticeably smoother, more plump, shinier and the black heads were completely gone. The redness subsided as the days went on. By the 5th day It was completely gone and that's when I noticed the magic that the Skin Pen had worked on me! My skin was glowing and brighter than I had seen it in years!
I committed to 8 treatments spread out every 4 weeks and that worked wonders for me. The results increased after each treatment leaving me happy and looking better each time. If I had to pick a major turning point, I would say that it was after the 3rd treatment. I was incredibly happy and impressed as my skin had looked better than it had in 10 years. After my 6th treatment I could then say my skin was completely transformed and I could give all of the credit to the SkinPen. Finally, after the 8th treatment, I had not one pimple on my skin, zero texture issues, my skin was incredibly smooth, and glowing. Though my acne being gone was a big shock I'd have to say I was equally impressed by the fine lines smoothing out and the noticeably plumper skin. The biggest shock came when people started to ask me if I was wearing makeup as my skin tone was no longer uneven. I can honestly say that the Skin Pen addressed every single concern that I had plus some.