WHAT IS SKINPEN® MICRONEEDLING?
Over time, our skin is exposed to many different conditions, which can result in acne scars, lines, and skin irregularities. Both men and women can turn to microneedling to eliminate these signs of aging for a smoother, more youthful skin complexion. Dr. Andrés Sárraga offers SkinPen microneedling for patients in Aventura, FL.
WHAT IS SKINPEN® MICRONEEDLING?
Many patients are familiar with at-home microneedling devices such as dermal rollers. However, these devices produce subpar results and can even cause unnecessary damage to the skin. SkinPen is the first FDA-approved microneedling device used by professionals such as Dr. Sárraga. The treatment is also known as collagen induction therapy. SkinPen uses precise microneedles to create tiny injuries in the skin, triggering the natural healing process. As the skin heals following SkinPen treatment, additional collagen is produced. This results in smoother and more youthful-looking skin. The treatment is safe, minimally invasive, and pain-free.
HOW DOES SKINPEN® MICRONEEDLING WORK?
At the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery in Aventura, we use the SkinPen® to conduct microneedling treatments. This minimally invasive procedure is performed in-office, with little or no recovery time needed. It can treat the face, neck, and décolletage and most areas of the body.
To begin a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area to ensure patient comfort. Then, the skin pen will create precise micro-wounds in the skin to stimulate collagen production. This new collagen is the building block of healthier younger skin, and repeated treatments will create a resilient, even complexion. Once the Skin Pen creates micro punctures on the skin, platelet-rich
plasma (PRP) can be applied and immediately absorbed to help stimulate further collagen production. This treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. Patients may know the microneedling and PRP combination treatment as the celebrity-favorite “vampire facial.”
SkinPen microneedling treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. In most cases, patients are recommended to receive at least three sessions of SkinPen treatments to achieve their ideal results. The total number of recommended treatments will vary depending on the condition you wish to treat, your goals for the procedure, your skin type, and other factors.
ANDRÉS SÁRRAGA MD FACS
DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Sárraga was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he spent most of his life. He decided at a very early age to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and pursue a career in the art of medicine and surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been featured in several publications including Aventura Magazine™ and Healthy Valley® Magazine where he has discussed procedures including Facial Rejuvenation and Breast Surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been awarded one of Castle Connolly’s top doctors in Miami for the last 5 years. He has also been featured with his friend and mentor Dr. Storch. Since Dr. Storch’s retirement, Dr. Sárraga now runs ARTIS Institute Plastic Surgery as a single practitioner.
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SkinPen Results and Recovery
Following treatment, the skin may appear red and feel like a mild sunburn. Redness usually lasts for about 24 hours. Because this treatment is minimally invasive, patients can feel free to return to their everyday routines as soon as they feel comfortable. Dr. Sárraga will give you specific aftercare instructions. Generally, patients can return to all normal activities so long as they avoid excess sun exposure as the skin heals. Patients may be instructed to avoid applying makeup or certain skincare products until side effects subside.
A course of 3-6 treatments is commonly recommended to receive optimal results. These treatment sessions are typically scheduled within the span of about four weeks. Dr. Sárraga will suggest a custom treatment plan based on your concerns and goals.
Most patients see ideal SkinPen results about six months after their final session. These results will gradually appear over time as new collagen continues to develop. SkinPen results are long-lasting, but not permanent. As needed or desired, patients may choose to schedule maintenance treatments to keep up their SkinPen results.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
If you want to improve the appearance of skin blemishes, scars, wrinkles, or lines, you may be able to benefit from microneedling. The SkinPen® works on all skin types and is great for those who do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure. SkinPen microneedling is a good option for patients of multiple skin tones. It can be useful for patients who wish to improve fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone and texture, and more.
While SkinPen is safe for a majority of patients, some conditions may disqualify you from safely undergoing the treatment. This includes skin cancer, pregnancy, infection, or certain allergies. During a consultation, Dr. Sárraga will carefully evaluate your concerns and overall health to determine whether SkinPen is your best option.
Schedule a Consultation
To determine whether SkinPen is your best option for smooth, even, and youthful skin, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrés Sárraga. During your consultation, Dr. Sárraga will carefully consider your goals, skin type, and more before developing a personalized treatment plan. Visit the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery at the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, located in Aventura, Florida (FL), conveniently near the Miami area. Patients can also contact our office to schedule their consultation.
“His staff is remarkable”
Dr. Sarraga did an excellent job with my nose. I was looking for a natural finish and a slimmer tip to my nose and he did just that! His staff is remarkable and he takes the time with you to listen. I highly recommend him!
“Dr. Sárraga is the best plastic surgeon that you can find.”
He listens, provides great advice and the end results are impeccable. His nurses and staff are truly helpful and always there for you as well. I highly recommend him to anyone considering surgery. You won’t regret it!
“Nice, warm, and pleasant team!”
Dr. Sarraga is a great professional specialist!!! He provides plenty of time to give all information needed till the patient is comfortable to get the decision. Large and clean office. Nice, warm and pleasant team! Multiple languages service in the convenient location of Aventura.