At Knox Wellness Experience in Knoxville, TN, we offer microneedling treatments with SkinPen® and Morpheus8 to help patients achieve healthier, younger-looking, smoother skin through a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment process. These treatments promote a uniform skin tone by reducing the appearance of discoloration, improving skin texture, and reducing the most common signs of aging.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that is specifically designed to increase natural collagen production to resolve different conditions and correct imperfections. There are different types of microneedling treatments: standard microneedling, which relies on needles to create micro-injuries in the skin’s surface, and radiofrequency microneedling, which combines needling techniques with radiofrequency energy to double the collagen-boosting benefits.
We offer both treatments at Knox Wellness Experience, and each provides an effective solution for those who want to address specific skin concerns and see visible improvements in the health and appearance of the skin.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
Microneedling treatments have grown in popularity because they are effective and can treat different skin conditions and imperfections without using harsh chemicals or invasive measures. Other treatment benefits include the following:
- Treatments are versatile and completely customizable
- Treatments are quick
- Results appear gradually but are noticeable
- Treatments can reduce the signs of aging
- The devices are versatile and can treat face and body areas
SkinPen® is the most effective FDA-approved needling device available for cosmetic use. This device is fitted with tiny needles that create micro-injuries in the skin, and the body responds with an immune system response that increases blood flow, generates new skin cells, and heals the area.
The body also heals these micro-injuries by increasing collagen production in the area to promote youthful-looking skin. SkinPen® is also known for its ability to significantly improve the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles on the face and neck. The results appear within several weeks of initial treatment and can last up to six months.
How It Works
Before your treatment, we will apply topical numbing cream to ensure you don’t experience any discomfort during treatment. Once your skin is numb, we will apply a specialized serum to allow the device to glide across the skin’s surface.
As we move it back and forth across your skin, it will create thousands of microchannels across the skin’s surface. Treatments typically take 30 minutes from start to finish and are safe and effective. Patients can resume most daily activities after it’s over.
Who Is It Right For?
Anyone who wants to improve their skin with naturally based treatment can benefit from a SkinPen® treatment plan. It is an effective option for those with noticeable acne scars and those who have begun to notice the most common signs of aging.
Since it doesn’t require chemicals or heat, many patients qualify for treatment. However, some patients may not be eligible for SkinPen® treatments for safety reasons, including those with active acne breakouts or a skin infection in the planned treatment area.
Morpheus8 is a needling device that also delivers radiofrequency energy through the needles into the skin during treatment. As the needles create tiny injuries on the skin’s surface, radiofrequency energy penetrates the deeper layers to further stimulate collagen production. This device is popular among celebrities and those who simply want better skin because it’s safe, reliable, and results-driven.
How It Works
Morpheus8 treatments begin with the application of a topical numbing solution. This ensures patient comfort throughout the treatment. Then, once your skin is numb, we will use the device to target your areas of concern.
As the needles create microchannels in the skin, radiofrequency energy passes through the needles into the dermal layers to cause an instant contraction of existing collagen, tightening the skin. You won’t have to worry about any discomfort, but you may feel some slight pressure and a warming sensation during treatment.
Who Is It Right For?
Patients looking for dramatic results and who want to address collagen loss and how aging has affected their skin and overall appearance make good candidates for Morpheus8 treatments. It’s a preventative treatment for those who want to get one step ahead of the aging process, but it can also reverse aging in patients with noticeable lines, wrinkles, and hollow areas.
Enhancing Your Treatment With Add-Ons
Both of our microneedling treatments increase the skin’s absorption rate when the needles create tiny channels in the skin. Whatever we apply during and after the treatment will be better absorbed into the skin. We help patients take advantage of this fact by offering add-on treatments to enhance their results.
PRF EZ Gel
We offer treatments with PRF EZ gel that we can apply during treatment: the same solution we use during our Vampire Facials. We derive the PRF EX gel from the patient’s blood and then use a specialized device to separate the platelets, so patients can benefit from the natural regenerating ingredients in the solution.
Exosomes and Stem Cells
We also offer the option of using exosomes to enhance your treatment. Exosomes are cellular messengers that communicate with other cells and carry anti-aging ingredients like collagen and growth factors to those cells.
Stem cells also enhance treatment results by delivering antioxidants into the skin, promoting collagen production, and having a generally anti-aging effect on the skin. During your consultation, we’ll give you more details about these add-ons to determine which will benefit your skin the most.
Increase Your Body’s Natural Collagen Production
If you are interested in undergoing a naturally-based treatment that can address some of your most stubborn skin conditions while also promoting your body’s natural collagen production abilities, we can help determine which one of our needling treatments is right for you. Both SkinPen® and Morpheus8 will improve your skin tone and texture and help you achieve smoother, younger-looking, glowing skin.