Dermatologist located in North Center and River North Dr. Chicago, IL
The SkinPen® is an FDA-cleared microneedling treatment designed to tone and tighten your skin and leave you with lasting results. With her expertise in cutting-edge microneedling treatments, board-certified dermatologist Edidiong Kaminska, MD, MBS, provides personalized SkinPen treatments at Kaminska Dermatology in Lakeview, Chicago. Get rid of acne scars, fine lines, pigmentation, and more by booking your SkinPen session today. Schedule online or over the phone.
Medical Dermatology Q & A
How does microneedling work?
Every time you have a wound, even a small papercut, blood rushes to the area. With it comes a rich concentration of platelets and growth factor proteins which aid in healing. Throughout the healing processes, new connective tissues and collagen build up to repair your skin.
Microneedling with the groundbreaking SkinPen device recreates these processes. The tool creates hundreds of very tiny micro-sized wounds all over your skin. As a result, your immune system jumps into action to clean out the wounds and improve blood flow so new tissues can form.
Throughout the healing stage, a new matrix of connective tissues, including collagen and elastin, build up to heal the wounds. The end result is truly fresh, new, firm skin from the deepest layers, not just on the surface.
What can SkinPen microneedling treat?
When you come into Kaminska Dermatology for your SkinPen microneedling session, Dr. Kaminska talks with you about your concerns, so she can tailor your service to your unique skin type. SkinPen is best known for its ability to break up scar tissue and minimize the appearance of acne scars, as well as injury and surgical scars.
But your SkinPen microneedling service from Kaminska Dermatology can do so much more. Microneedling can treat and minimize the appearance of:
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose and sagging skin
- Age spots, sun damage, and dark spots
Your SkinPen service from Kaminska Dermatology can treat all of these skin conditions — and more — during a single type of service.
How many microneedling sessions do I need?
You should notice radiant, firmer skin within a few weeks of your SkinPen microneedling service. To target more complex issues, such as boxcar acne scars, Dr. Kaminska may recommend coming in for two or three monthly treatments.
Because your skin is going to continue to age, lose volume and collagen, and develop imperfections, Dr. Kaminska often recommends maintenance SkinPen sessions about once or twice a year.
Find out how microneedling can enhance your skin by booking a consultation at Kaminska Dermatology today. Call the office or request an appointment online.
Individual results may vary.