Skin Rejuvenation Procedures
The National Institutes of Health notes that “the demand for skin resurfacing and rejuvenating procedures has progressively increased in the last decade and has sparked several advances within the skin resurfacing field that promote faster healing while minimizing downtime and side effects for patients.” One of the most popular new skin rejuvenation procedures is microneedling, with SkinPen®.
While everyone might agree that these skin rejuvenation procedures are successful, defining “success” isn’t simple. That’s because every patient is different. Each individual begins their procedure from a different starting point. And each person has different expectations for the outcome.
Setting Realistic Expectations
What you can expect from skin rejuvenation procedures depends on multiple factors. Is the patient a good candidate for SkinPen® microneedling? Because this procedure is so versatile, it can be used on young adults and older adults. It can be used to soften the appearance of acne and other scars as well as fine lines and wrinkles on the face and other parts of the body. Good candidates are patients who are in good health and who do not smoke.
For some people, acne scars or age-related wrinkles and dark spots simply don’t matter. For others, that’s all they see when they look in the mirror. They feel self-conscious, and that can get in the way of living life to its fullest.
It is the clinician’s responsibility to help each patient understand what can and cannot reasonably be achieved with SkinPen® microneedling. You must agree on expected outcomes before undertaking the procedure.
Many patients would say SkinPen® microneedling is highly successful simply because procedure sessions are short, minimally invasive, and require virtually no downtime. For those with busy lifestyles, that time savings allows them to take advantage of cosmetic enhancement, whereas other options are out of reach.
SkinPen® is a proven device, so success is not about how well the procedure works. It’s about helping each patient overcome their personal discomfort by enhancing their appearance and self-image. Not eliminating scars or wrinkles, but minimizing them. Not achieving a perfect complexion, but a smoother or more youthful looking appearance.
Patients with realistic expectations are far more likely to feel happy with their results. For them, skin rejuvenation procedures such as SkinPen® microneedling can help achieve their desired outcomes.