My aesthetician, Grace, walked me through the process step by step and made the entire thing such a breeze. I was in and out of the spa in about an hour and a half. The procedure begins with an application of numbing cream. This helps dull the pain of the SkinPen needles hitting your skin (see picture to the right). From there, my face was cleaned up and prepped for the actual SkinPen to go to work. Grace then used a serum on my skin to begin the SkinPen facial. She glided the SkinPen all over my face, focusing on areas that needed a little more help.The Skin Pen delivers thousands of micro-injuiries to innate the body’s won healing process. I would say this was not a relaxing procedure, but I was comfortable. As far as pain, the only time I really was in “pain" was when the SkinPen moved across my nose and temples. I am not someone who enjoys shots or needles, so I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this was for me. As the micro-needles brush across your face. The body begins to break down damaged tissue and produce healthy new cells. These cells repair and remodel the injured tissue, producing organized, healthy dermal tissue like collagen and elastin.
This week I had a visit to “Serenity Med Spa and Wellness" and I had my first ever SkinPen Micro needling experience. This procedure is formulated to help boost the cell renewal process.
DAY 1 RECOVERY:
After the SkinPen procedure my skin was pretty red and tight. I planned this on a day that I did not have to go out in public. I would recommend for you do the same if you plan on trying this out because your skin is pretty sensitive to sunlight at this time and it is best to be inside to heal. That night, my face felt tight and a bit warm, like a mild sunburn. I stayed indoors and drank a lot of water to hydrate my skin and went to bed early to help my body heal.
DAY 2 RECOVERY:
I woke up and my skin was drastically less red, but still not at my normal skin color. The pain was gone, but I noticed how dry my face was. I also began peeling. I did not wear makeup during the day, but that evening I had an event and I wore my normal makeup. I had to pack makeup with me because I was peeling pretty often and needed to re-apply.
DAY 3 RECOVERY:
No pain or redness, just very dry. I have continued to hydrate with water and moisturizer.
DAY 4 RECOVERY:
No pain or redness, and I am happy to report my color is back with minimal dryness. My skin is also soft like baby skin.
Overall, I am loving my results and could see an improvement in the texture of my skin. More importantly, Serenity Med Spa and Wellness went above and beyond to give me the best experience ever. Grace explained in detail the whole process prior to the procedure. She was gentle, kind, and made me feel so comfortable. Not only did she answer all my questions, but she made sure to check in on me. I felt so at peace while at the spa.
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