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What Is the Difference Between the SkinPen and the PiXel8-RF?

Our skin changes significantly as we age. Skin laxity, texture, age spots, and pore size are just a few of the concerns many patients have regarding their aging skin. Because of these concerns, it’s not surprising that many people seek out treatments to improve the appearance of their skin as they age. With the mention of facial rejuvenation, however, most people immediately think of surgery. At Faces, PLLC we offer a number of non-surgical solutions to repair and rejuvenate your skin for a more youthful appearance. The skincare professionals at Faces are here to help patients understand their treatment options and potential benefits. Here, we’ll compare two of our most popular treatments, SkinPen and PiXel8-RF, that are similar in many regards, but with one unique difference.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a treatment that creates tiny micro-injuries on the skin’s surface to help stimulate the body’s natural production of structural compounds like collagen and elastin. As collagen levels rise, your skin becomes stronger and more resistant to stress. Microneedling also speeds up cellular renewal, or the rate at which old skin cells are replaced by new ones, leading to a smoother complexion. Microneedling has gained popularity as a non-invasive way to gently slow the appearance of aging. Both the SkinPen and the PiXel8-RF are microneedling systems. Microneedling is safe for most patients and, unlike laser skin resurfacing, will not lighten dark skin, cause hyperpigmentation, or irritate sensitive skin.

What Is SkinPen?

As previously mentioned, SkinPen is a microneedling therapy that triggers a collagen-building process. Most patients report that their skin looks brighter and they have a more youthful glow after a SkinPen treatment. It’s a great option for patients who are concerned about dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, depressed acne scars, or scars from trauma. At least 3 treatments are recommended for the best results.

Faces also offers an exclusive treatment called the SkinPen Plus, where we combine the microneedling process with a customized topical chemical blend to address your skin’s specific needs. This treatment can help address melasma (brown, discolored patches), hyperpigmentation, discoloration from acne, or redness from rosacea.

What is PiXel8-RF?

Faces is pleased to now offer the Pixel8-RF treatment, an innovative technology that combines microneedling with radio frequency waves. These combined technologies are what truly sets this treatment apart from the SkinPen. The addition of the heat from the radio frequency waves helps bring about the regeneration of elastin cells, which is essential to improving the appearance of skin laxity and textural issues. Patients in their late 30s or early 40s who are beginning to see noticeable signs of aging but feel it’s too early to consider surgery are good candidates for the PiXel8-RF treatment.

Similar to SkinPen, at least 3 treatments are recommended for optimal results. It is also suitable for a wide range of skin types, including sensitive, dry, oily, acne-prone, or aged. Both the SkinPen and the PiXel8-RF offer a non-surgical pathway to a healthier, more youthful-looking appearance with minimal downtime.

What Are the Benefits of Pixel8-RF Microneedling?

Because of its precision application and unique blend of technologies, the PiXel8-RF may offer enhanced results over other similar treatments. The PiXel8-RF can be used to address a wide array of concerns, including:

–  Loose or Sagging Skin

–  Fine Lines and Wrinkles

–  Skin Tone and Texture

–  Pore Size

–  Depressions from Acne Scars

– Scars from Trauma

Interested in Skin Tightening with the PiXel8-RF Microneedling System?

If you’re looking for a safe yet effective skin tightening treatment that can help treat a range of skin issues quickly and with minimal downtime, the team at Faces PLLC in Jackson, MS, can help you. To learn more about this innovative treatment and all it has to offer, call (601) 607-3033 or contact us through our website to schedule your consultation today!