If you’re tired of looking into the mirror and only seeing dull, aging skin, it may be time to consider cosmetic solutions. Dr. Roberta Gartside and our experienced clinical staff take pride in offering our patients the latest in cosmetic treatments and state-of-the-art technology to help you achieve the results you want.

At New Image Plastic Surgery Associates, we are pleased to announce that we now offer patients in the Washington D.C. area a revolutionary treatment that stimulates your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin for a healthier, younger-looking appearance called the SkinPen. But what, exactly, is the SkinPen?

If you are in the Washington D.C. area and would like to learn more about your non surgical skin care options, give our office a call at 703-742-8004 to schedule your initial consultation.

What is SkinPen?

SkinPen is an advanced microneedle technology. It is a handheld device that accelerates the skin repair process by creating microscopic channels, which allows new collagen and elastin production. This procedure can improve the appearance of your skin in various ways, including:

  • Reverse sun damage
  • Improve acne scars
  • Enhance the overall appearance of aging skin
  • Reduce appearance of stretch marks

The procedure is done by applying a thin layer of serum to the target area. Our clinical staff will select the appropriate treatment and depth of penetration. This is dependent on your particular skin type. Then, the pen is applied, gliding across the area in a gentle motion.

SkinPen is extremely versatile. It can be used on all parts of the body, including:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Legs
  • Abdomen
  • Back

This revolutionary treatment option can be applied to virtually any skin type, and treat a wide range of problems including areas of skin that require cell regeneration or intense repair.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

This in-office treatment typically takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the target area and the extent of the damage to the skin. The unique design of this handheld device allows for individualized settings, which makes treatment quite comfortable for most patients.

Immediately following your treatment, you will notice a healthy pink glow throughout the treated area. Our board-certified plastic surgeon and skincare professionals will recommend products to aid your skin’s natural healing process. The total healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of the repair process. However, on average, patients can see results within a couple of days of receiving treatment.

Most patients receive a series of treatments spaced over a few weeks. For patients with more severe skin issues, additional sessions may be necessary to achieve the desired outcome.

Our clinically trained staff will ensure you get personalized care instructions to help you get the younger looking skin you want.

How Dr. Roberta Gartside Can Help

SkinPen is a beneficial treatment that can help restore a youthful appearance. However, to fully determine if this procedure is right for you, Dr. Gartside will meet with you in person to discuss your cosmetic goals and needs. Together, our team will work diligently to create your personalized treatment plan so you get the aesthetic results you want to achieve.

If you are in the Washington D.C. area and would like to learn more about SkinPen or other skincare treatments we offer, give our office a call at 703-742-8004 to schedule your initial consultation.