Micropen procedures are one of the latest advancements in minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation. They are rapidly growing in popularity as they restore and renew the skin naturally, with little to no downtime.
Is a Micropen procedure painful?
A topical anesthetic is applied to the skin before a Micropen procedure. Ice is applied after the procedure to reduce swelling and inflammation that may cause pain once the topical anesthetic wears off. These precautionary measures drastically reduce the chance of discomfort during the procedure.
Are there risks associated with a Micropen procedure?
There are risks associated with all cosmetic procedures. The risks specific to Micropen treatments are explained to patients during their initial consultation. Because Dr. Weber takes great measures to reduce risks, the overwhelming majority of patients find the benefits of the procedure far outweigh the risks. Micropen treatments are minimally invasive and overall very safe.
How is a Micropen different than other micro-needling devices?
A Micropen is a handheld micro-needling device that is easier to control than other similar devices. The motorized system creates precise micro-injuries that do not hurt the patient. The needle tip can be precisely adjusted to create micro-injuries at various skin depths to treat visible signs of aging and scars according to their severity. Micropen is the ultimate micro-needling device for customized patient care.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed depends on the size of the area(s) being treated and the severity of visible signs of aging and/or scars. In general, patients usually receive 3-5 treatments spaced out over 4 week intervals. Dr. Weber lets patients know how many treatments they will need during initial consultations. Because results are carefully monitored throughout recovery, Dr. Weber is able to give patients very accurate treatment quantity estimations as their treatment progresses.
Can I maximize my Micropen procedure results?
Patients who follow Dr. Weber’s post-procedure instructions should see maximum results. An important part of recovery is protecting the treatment area from the sun. Patients are advised to wear sunscreen when they go outside. Tanning should be avoided until Dr. Weber clears patients to do so. Exercise and physical activity should be avoided for only 24 hours.
Can a Micropen procedure really be used to improve the appearance of acne scars?
Dr. Weber has helped countless patients improve the appearance of acne scars using Micropen procedures. Patients with acne scars are encouraged to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Weber to receive a customized treatment plan.
How is a Micropen procedure used to treat stretch marks?
Micropen procedures can lighten the appearance of stretch marks and reduce their visibility. Procedures are customized to meet the needs of patients. Interested patients are encouraged to contact Weber Plastic Surgery and arrange an initial Micropen consultation specifically for stretch marks.
How do I know if a Micropen procedure is the right treatment option for my condition?
Micropen procedures are used to improve the appearance of visible signs of aging and/or scars. They are not used to change the size and/or shape of facial features. During initial consultations, Dr. Weber gathers information and works with patients to create treatment plans that give them the results they want.
Can I have a Micropen procedure before my wedding?
Patients who are interested in having a Micropen procedure prior to their wedding are encouraged to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Weber as soon as they know their wedding date. This will allow Dr. Weber to create a treatment plan that delivers maximum results before the wedding day.