We use SkinPen by Bellus and we take all universal precautions to ensure you are never contaminated by any prior patient, in fact each patient gets their own kit, this includes a numbing cream, a set of needles to be used only on you and disposed of after use in a hazmat box, and a lotion we use during treatment as well as after treatment to calm your skin. Depending on how deep we need to go to achieve the result we need to achieve you will experience varying amounts of down time. The down time depends on the area being treated and the depth we need to go. More often than not you will experience mild erythema for the first few hours to two days.
After this you need to keep your skin hydrated. Eventually your skin will start to peel as with a sun burn and the newer and healthier skin will appear. You will first notice a softer skin and slight improvement, which will increase over the next 30 days. Each subsequent treatment should reveal a fresher newer and more beautiful you. After a series of treatments you should see a very significant improvement which is similar, if not better, than invasive methods of treating acne scars, fine lines, crepe paper skin, wrinkles, sun damaged skin, pigment changes, both loss of pigment and hyper, or over pigmented areas, as well as a general rejuvenating effect.