The state of the art in skin repair and ageless skin

Make your first impression fabulous! Having beautiful skin doesn't have to be painful or expensive. Owner, Angela Rahm decided to bring this treatment to her practice after she took her daughter to see see Dr. Stacy Kaiser, the Medical Director at Ideal Self Today. She had hoped to help her with her acne scarring. Nicole was 21 and was very insecure due to her skin problems. A beautiful young lady who was hiding behind too much make-up just to cover up the deep scarring.

After two micro-needling (channeling) treatments her skin was significantly better. So much so that she seldom wears make-up and now loves being a California girl feeling like she fits in to the image expected in a city where beauty is expected! She now is moideling and very confident about her skin.

This is why IST now offers this treatment. Follow up or start with a facial. We offer several facials that target specific needs. Escape to somewhere beautiful as you relax and be pampered!


What is SkinPen and how does it work?

SkinPen is designed to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin, creating healthier skin. This repair process is accelerated through the formation of microscopic channels, which also allow topical skin care products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin.

What are the benefits?

New collagen and elastin production can reverse years of sun damage, improvement of acne scars and enhance the overall appearance of aging skin.

How is the procedure done?

A thin layer of topical serum is applied to the skin, and then appropriate micro-channeling treatment is selected for a particular type of skin. Then the pen is glided across the targeted repair area in a gentle motion.

What does it feel like?

The unique design of SkinPen allows for individualized settings, which makes the treatment quite comfortable for most patients. At Ideal Self Today we offer the option to add for a minimal fee a topical numbing cream. It is recommended but not necessary. This requires an additional 15 minutes to your treatment so this should be determined prior to your visit.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure typically takes 25–30 minutes, depending upon the size of the area and the severity of skin damage. If applying a topical numbing cream there will be a 10-15 minute waiting time.

What is the downtime?

Immediately following the treatment, you will notice a healthy pink glow. Your skincare professional will recommend products to aid your skin’s natural healing process. Total healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of the repair process required. On average, patients may be pink for two to four days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours. Don't be concerned if you have some areas more effected than others. If you are concerned please call the office.

When will I see the results?

Most people notice healthier-looking skin immediately. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Dermal collagen remodeling takes place over time, and it will continue to improve for up to six months after your final treatment.

Who is a candidate?

One of the most exciting things about SkinPen is that it can be used on all types of skin for a wide range of problems, including acne scars and any area requiring cell regeneration or an intense repair process. If you have any serious health concerns please discuss this prior to making your appointment.

What areas of the body can be treated?

SkinPen is extremely versatile and can be used on all parts of the body: Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. This versatility makes SkinPen especially helpful when addressing acne scars and stretch marks.

How many treatments will I need?

The course of treatment will be determined by your skincare professional based upon your individual treatment goals and the health of your skin. However, most patients receive a series of three treatments spaced about four weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks or advanced photo-aging, the recommendation is to receive three to six sessions at four- to six-week intervals.

What should the Post Treatment Recommendations be?

The first 18-24 hours are the most important. Only recommended facial products should be used. The skin is the most vulnerable during this window of time. If you use any products that contain chemicals that are not safe (many are found in common skin care companies) for the skin it could an adverse reaction. We offer only high quality safe products.

We also recommend a post facial with Crystal mid recovery time (approx 2 weeks post treatment). This will enhance the beauty of the skin while hydrating and supplying a deep cleanse your newly treated skin.

The day of your treatment AVOID

* make-up *alcohol *High intensity workout *Retinol-A products

* sun screen *unapproved skin care products * direct sunlight

This is an amazing discovery! Now anyone can have good skin.