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MicroPen Evo

Microneedling with MicroPen EVO™ ​

MicroPen. Major Results.
If you are on a hunt for a true solution for facial acne scars, or simply looking to improve your skin’s texture, tone, and color, the pursuit stops here. The MicroPen EVO™ is the latest innovation in automated microneedling technology.

WHAT IS AUTOMATED MICRONEEDLING?
Automated microneedling is a new innovation in aesthetic dermatology for the improvement of facial acne scars. Performed under the supervision of a physician, the MicroPen EVO creates thousands of controlled micro-injuries to initiate the skin’s natural wound repair process resulting in an improvement in the appearance of facial acne scars.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE?
A sterile, single-use cartridge containing 14 microneedles is attached to the MicroPen EVO. First, your medical professional will apply sterile saline to your skin as a glide lubricant and select the appropriate pen position based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
The MicroPen EVO is intended to be used as a treatment to improve the appearance of facial acne scars in adults aged 22 years or older.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
While some areas are more sensitive than others, most people generally compare the sensation to sandpaper being moved across the skin. Your medical provider will likely apply topical anesthetic prior to treating to minimize discomfort.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
Once the treatment begins, it typically takes 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated.


WHAT WILL MY SKIN LOOK LIKE AFTERWARD?
Some minor pinpoint bleeding is to be expected immediately post-treatment, followed by bright redness, which typically subsides after 2-3 days, depending on the level of treatment. Some patients may opt for a more aggressive treatment depending on their social downtime preference and skin needs.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Because of its low downtime, patients often opt for light MicroPen EVO treatments every 1-2 months simply out of a desire to maintain their appearance. However, if your goal is to resolve specific skin irregularities, your medical provider might suggest a series of 3+ treatments at 4-6 week intervals.

WHEN WILL I SEE THE RESULTS?
One of the most exciting perks of the MicroPen EVO is the immediate “glow” patients can see as soon as the procedure is finished. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results continue to improve up to six months after the treatment.

Contraindications
Are there any reasons why a patient should not receive a MicroPen EVO treatment? The use of the MicroPen EVO should not be used on patients who: Have active skin cancer in the treatment area(s), have open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area(s), have an allergy to stainless steel or anesthetics, have a hemorrhagic (bleeding) disorder or hemostatic (bleeding) dysfunction, are pregnant or nursing or if currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane). NOTE: This product is not intended for transdermal (under the skin) delivery of topical products such as cosmetics, drugs, or biologics.

Risks
What are common side effects? Dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, discomfort, tenderness, and burning. What are other possible adverse events? Patients may experience reactivation of herpes simplex virus (cold sore), pigment changes that include lighter or darker skin in the treatment area that resolves over time, or no change in their acne scars.

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