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What Are the Key Advantages of SkinPen® Microneedling Treatments?

What Are the Key Advantages of SkinPen® Microneedling Treatments?

Skincare and beauty are easily overwhelmed by the myriad of treatments and products promising flawless, youthful skin. One such treatment has gained immense popularity in recent years is SkinPen® microneedling. But what exactly is microneedling, and what sets SkinPen® apart from the rest? This comprehensive guide will explore the key advantages of SkinPen® microneedling treatments and why they might be the skincare solution you’ve been searching for.

Understanding Microneedling: The Basics

Before we dive into the specifics of SkinPen® microneedling, let’s grasp what microneedling is all about. Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic approach that includes utilizing a device with tiny, thin needles to create regulated micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. These little wounds encourage the body to mend itself, which increases the creation of collagen and elastin. The outcome? Skin that is firmer, smoother, and appears more young.

The SkinPen® Difference

SkinPen® stands out in microneedling for several reasons, making it a preferred choice among skincare professionals and clients.

Precision and Safety

One of the primary advantages of SkinPen® is its precision. The device has adjustable needle depths, allowing skincare professionals to customize the treatment to each patient’s unique needs. This precision ensures that the micro-injuries are created at the ideal depth, maximizing collagen production while minimizing discomfort and downtime.

Furthermore, SkinPen® is an FDA-cleared device, meaning it has undergone rigorous testing and is considered safe and effective for microneedling treatments. Clients can have peace of mind knowing they receive treatment that meets strict safety standards.

Minimal Downtime

Unlike more invasive procedures, SkinPen® microneedling requires minimal downtime. Patients may notice minor redness and slight swelling following a session, but these side effects usually disappear within a day or two. This makes it a popular choice for individuals with busy schedules who can’t afford extended recovery periods.


One of the most remarkable advantages of SkinPen® is its versatility. It can correct common skin concerns effectively:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles: SkinPen® stimulates collagen production and lowers the presence of fine lines and wrinkles, leading to smoother and firmer skin.
  • Acne Scars: For individuals with acne scars, SkinPen® can help by breaking down scar tissue and promoting new, healthier skin formation.
  • Stretch Marks: Microneedling can improve the texture and presence of stretch marks by stimulating collagen and elastin production.
  • Enlarged Pores: SkinPen® can reduce the size of enlarged pores, making the skin look smoother and more refined.
  • Uneven Skin Tone: SkinPen® can help even out skin tone by promoting the shedding of damaged skin cells and the growth of new, healthy ones.
  • Skin Texture Irregularities: Whether it’s rough skin texture or areas with an uneven texture, SkinPen® can help restore a smoother complexion.

Long-lasting Results

One of the most significant advantages of SkinPen® microneedling is the longevity of its results. While a single session can yield noticeable improvements in skin texture and tone, a series of treatments, typically spaced a few weeks apart, can provide long-lasting benefits. This is because skin quality gradually improves when collagen and elastin production increases.

Suitable for All Skin Types

SkinPen® microneedling is safe for all skin types, making it an inclusive option for individuals with varying skin tones and textures. Contrary to certain procedures, SkinPen® microneedling delivers consistent results without the risk of hyperpigmentation for people with darker skin.

Natural-Looking Results

One of the key advantages of SkinPen® microneedling is that it enhances your natural beauty. The treatment doesn’t rely on injecting foreign substances or altering your facial structure; instead, it encourages your skin to rejuvenate itself from within. This leads to results that are subtle, natural, and tailored to your unique features.

Enhances Product Absorption

Microneedling enhances the absorption of skincare products. The tiny channels the microneedles create allow topical products to penetrate deeper into the skin, where they can be more effective. This means your regular skincare routine becomes even more potent when combined with SkinPen® microneedling.

Confidence Boost

Beyond the physical benefits, SkinPen® microneedling can provide a significant confidence boost. Knowing your skin looks its best can positively impact your self-esteem and well-being.

The SkinPen® Experience: What to Expect

Now that we’ve explored the key advantages of SkinPen® microneedling, let’s delve into what you can expect during a typical SkinPen® session.

Consultation: Your SkinPen® journey begins with a consultation with a qualified skincare professional. They will assess your skin, discuss your concerns and goals, and determine if SkinPen® is the right treatment.

Preparation: Before the treatment, your skincare professional will cleanse your skin and apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

The Procedure: The SkinPen® device is gently glided over your skin, creating controlled micro-injuries. You may feel slight tingling or vibration, but the treatment is generally well-tolerated.

Post-Treatment Care: After the procedure, your skincare professional will provide instructions for post-treatment care. This typically includes using a gentle cleanser, applying a soothing serum, and wearing sunscreen to protect your skin.

Results: While you may notice improvements in your skin’s texture and tone after a single session, a series of treatments is recommended for optimal results. Over time, you’ll enjoy smoother, firmer, and more radiant skin.

Maintaining Your Results: To maintain your results, it’s essential to follow a good skincare routine, protect your skin from the sun, and consider periodic maintenance sessions as recommended by your skincare professional.

Conclusion: Embrace the Advantages of SkinPen® Microneedling

SkinPen® microneedling stands out as a powerful and versatile treatment option. Its precision, safety, minimal downtime, and long-lasting results make it a favorite among skincare enthusiasts and professionals. Whether you want to address specific skin concerns or enhance your natural beauty, SkinPen® microneedling can be a game-changer in your skincare journey. Consult a qualified skincare professional to discover how SkinPen® can unlock the advantages of beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.

Why Wait? Reveal Your Inner Beauty Today! At Evolve Aesthetics and Regenerative Medicine, we’re dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. Say hello to renewed confidence and embrace your true radiance with SkinPen® Microneedling.

Book your consultation now for the best version of yourself. Call us to learn more about SkinPen® Microneedling and our comprehensive range of skincare and aesthetic services. Don’t just evolve; let’s Evolve together – because beauty is timeless and starts with you!

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Jayla Whitinger


Hi there! I’m Jayla Whitinger. I’m an esthetician, originally from Nashua, and currently living in Cedar Falls. I am passionate about making people feel good about themselves and giving people time in their day to relax and unwind. I recently graduated from Capri College in 2023, and I am excited to continue learning and growing my skills. When I’m not at work I typically spend my time with friends or family, going for walks, cooking, or watching a good tv show. I enjoy being active with my family such as boating in the summer, kayaking, snow skiing, traveling to new places, and trying different hiking trails. 


Patient Care Coordinator

Hello! My name is Lindsey, and I am the Patient Care Coordinator at Evolve Aesthetics & Regenerative Medicine. I have been in my profession for 12 years. I am passionate about customer service, whether it’s helping boost the confidence of a nervous patient coming into the office or being that calm voice on the phone who reassures all is well. In my free time, I enjoy Yoga, gardening, being outdoors and spending time with my family, especially my two sons. I believe skin care is part of a healthy lifestyle. It all adds up to a happier you and helps put your best foot forward when you go out into the world!

Karie Benson

RN and Office Manager

Hello! My name is Karie Benson and I am a Registered Nurse and Clinic Manager.  I have been in my profession for 30 years. I graduated from Hawkeye Technical School with my Associate Degree in Nursing. I then furthered my education at Allen College of Nursing and graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing. 

I am passionate about the field of nursing and aesthetics. I enjoy working with people and helping them feel good about themselves. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and I strive to help them do just that.

In my free time, I enjoy playing golf and spending time with my family and friends. I am excited to continue my work in my field and make a difference in people’s lives.

Mya Gjerde

Patient Care Coordinator

Hi There! My name is Mya Gjerde. I am a part of the wonderful front desk team we have at Evolve. I am originally from Estherville, Iowa, and currently live in Primghar, Iowa. You might say WOW, that is far from Waterloo. That is correct. I am currently going to Northwest Iowa Community College to attain my Registered Nursing degree. While I am not studying or working, I like to spend my time shopping, spending time with friends and family along with finding new places to eat. One of the things I strive for at Evolve would be providing a welcoming and stress-free environment, for each one of our patients. 

Presley Bushman

Esthetician & Lash and Brow Tech

Hi there! I’m Presley. I’m a Licensed Aesthetician, originally from Fort Atkinson, IA. I’m passionate about making my clients feel and look their very best. I specialize in lash and brow services and have been involved in the beauty industry for 2 years. When I’m not working, I enjoy being around dogs and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to helping you achieve your beauty goals and hope to see you at Evolve soon! 

Aubrey Nachazel

Medical Spa Coordinator/Marketing

Hey there! My name is Aubrey, and I am the Medical Spa Coordinator/Marketing and I have been in my profession for 13 years. I graduated from Hawkeye with my Associate Arts degree in Business Administration. I continued my education at the University of Northern Iowa and obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Advertising.

I am passionate about the aesthetics field along with the ever-growing technology and I enjoy helping our amazing patients. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and I strive to help them do just that.

In my free time, I enjoy being outside, home improvement projects, and spending time with my family. I am excited to continue my work in my field and make a difference in people’s lives.

Maryjane Cose, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Maryjane Cose is a Nurse Practitioner with over 14  years of experience in women’s health care.

She is a nurse practitioner known for making women feel validated and heard when it comes to their personal health.

Maryjane graduated from Allen College in 2009 with a Master’s in Science of Nursing degree.

After graduating she Worked as a family nurse practitioner at Allen Women’s Health, and currently at Cedar Valley Family Medicine.

Maryjane has a way of making women feel comfortable with their most intimate concerns.

Maryjane explains everything in a way that is personal and easy to understand to help patients to feel that they are in control of their sexual health care.

Maryjane currently lives in Cedar Falls with her husband and two daughters. Maryjane loves Iowa football and any outdoor activities with her family.

Denise Weil 

Registered Nurse

Hello! My name is Denise Weil and I am a Registered Nurse, originally from southwest Iowa (Clarinda) and I currently live in Waterloo. I have been in the healthcare profession for 44 years. I am passionate about quality care and enjoy making people feel better about themselves and helping to make their lives better. In my free time I enjoy camping, downhill skiing, travelling and spending time with my family and friends. I am excited to continue to work in my career field and make a difference in people’s lives.

Crystal Schrader, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Schrader is a nurse practitioner with over 15 years of experience in family, internal and hospital medicine. She has more recently specialized in aesthetic and regenerative medicine for over 5 years. She is a graduate from Allen College in Waterloo, Iowa.  Crystal and her award-winning team pride themselves on providing top notch care in the Cedar Valley. Crystal received her aesthetic training in Beverly Hills through The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery and received mentorship from Dr. Matthew Kettman locally after certification.  

Crystal is married to her wonderful husband, Keith, and has two sons.  In her free time, she loves to be outdoors with her chickens and sip wine.  Crystal also enjoys traveling with family to go boating, surfing and skiing. 

Dr. Matthew Kettman



I’m Dr. Matthew Kettman

I was born in Waterloo, and raised in Gilbertville Iowa, attended Don Bosco high school, Mary crest, college, and then University of Iowa school of medicine. I did my residency here in town and family practice. I became interested in aesthetics in 2017 and started Kettman aesthetics in the same clinic as my family practice office. Three years ago, Crystal Schrader, one of the best nurse practitioner students I ever had many years ago, approached me about joining forces, and the result was Evolve!

I have a wonderful family with two daughters and our beautiful wife. My daughters are still at home and attend high school and Cedar Falls. My parents still live in Gilbertville.

I am a musician and vocalist, and have been in several bands, and still play once in a while. Most of my vans have been rock or heavy metal, but my current one has 11 people including a horn section and five physicians. We are called “Boogie Rx,” and we dress up and play 70s disco music. I also enjoy writing and recording music and I have a couple albums on Spotify and Apple Music, including a self-titled album that I wrote, and recorded with several local musicians called “Matthew Kettman and the Southpaws”

I am still a family physician and have a wonderful clinic across the street from Evolve.

I enjoy working out and spending time with my family. I also founded it school for elementary children in Cap Haitian, Haiti, and continue to support it monthly. I have not been able to visit it in the last couple of years due to the political chaos still present.

My main interest professionally at Evolve is regenerative medicine. I love people with painful joints, hair regrowth, and especially men sexual wellness, using the body’s own healing powers with modalities, such as PRP and Stem Cells.

I would love to meet with you and help you!

Thank you for your interest in Evolve, and a very heartfelt thanks to all of our amazing customers who have made us so successful over these last several years!

Tawnie Lavallee

Medical Aesthetician

Tawnie Lavallee is a Medical Aesthetician with over 30 years of experience in the Aesthetic arena. She is known for her expertise in antiaging and skin resurfacing treatments from head to toe. 

Tawnie has had extensive training in laser and radiofrequency modalities.

She has worked as a Medical Aesthetician and Aesthetic Educator training Aesthetic Professionals, Medical Professionals, and students throughout the United States.  In addition, she has been an intricate part of creating medical-grade skin care products and marketing them worldwide.

Tawnie has a way of making people feel comfortable through her knowledge, confidence, and compassion. Tawnie explains everything in a way that is down to earth and always makes people feel like they are special, and their concerns matter. She believes that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Raising a client’s self-confidence is one of her favorite parts of what she does.

Tawnie currently lives in Cedar Falls with her family. She loves spending time with her children, granddaughter, and her dogs Lilly, and Tucker.  Her favorite thing to do during her free time is cycling throughout the trails of the Cedar Valley.

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