Setting expectations with patients is a critical first step for any aesthetic medical procedure. Both of you want to achieve the best possible outcome. But the reality is that outcomes depend on several factors, including the patient’s skin type, the results they wish to see, and the procedure they choose. For those who want to reverse signs of aging or reduce acne scars or stretch marks, you may recommend microneedling. This is what your patients can expect from a microneedling procedure with SkinPen®.
Before The Procedure
Your patients should expect to have a personal consultation with you. During that time, you can review their aesthetic goals and answer any lingering questions. Explain your treatment plan for them and how you use the SkinPen® device for microneedling. Explain that they may need more than one session to achieve their desired results.
Your patient can expect some “homework.” They will need to avoid sun exposure, sprays, or self-tanning products for at least 48 hours prior to the procedure. And they should let you know immediately if they have an acne breakout in the target area, as this will delay their procedure. Additional pre-procedure instructions may be provided based on individual patient needs.
Patients can expect convenient scheduling. Microneedling sessions are short – usually 30 to 60 minutes – so they fit perfectly into busy lifestyles. Repeat sessions are usually spaced about a month apart, so it’s convenient for patients to plan ahead.
During The Procedure
Patients can expect a virtually pain-free experience with microneedling. That’s something they cannot expect from many other skin rejuvenation procedures. They can also expect little or no post-procedure downtime. No need to schedule days off work or skip family and personal activities in order to recover.
After The Procedure
Your patients can expect a take-home supply of Skinfuse® skin care products. This proprietary regimen stimulates natural healing after microneedling and supports ongoing skin improvement. Skinfuse® products are specially-formulated to soothe, hydrate, and protect skin with essential nutrients. Using SkinPen® and Skinfuse® together ensures a systematic approach to anti-aging and skin rejuvenation. This is one reason patients can expect optimal results from microneedling.
Beyond that, how might they look? Before-and-after photos help them see results achieved by real patients. They can expect to see almost immediate improvement, and they can expect their skin’s appearance to continue improving as their natural healing process kicks in. Improvement also continues with multiple microneedling sessions.
If you use the SkinPen® microneedling system in your practice, the most advanced device technology is literally at your fingertips. In your skilled hands, SkinPen® can help patients achieve a smoother, fresher appearance that turns back the clock or refines the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks. They can meet their aesthetic expectations quickly, safely, and effectively.