SkinPen is a non-surgical, cosmetic microneedling procedure that stimulates the skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin for younger and healthier looking skin. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Safe for all skin types and skin colors, the procedure is most often used on the face, neck, decollete’, and hands. It is also widely popular to reduce the appearance of acne scars, stretchmarks, and other scars on the body. See results here.
SkinPen is a highly personalized skin rejuvenation process. A consultation to assess skin condition, aesthetic goals, and treatment options is necessary. This meeting helps the clinician and patient confirm that microneedling is the best procedural choice. Ordinarily, three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart are usually recommended for optimum results.
The SkinPen instrument itself is a medical grade, state of the art microneedling device that uses sterile, microneedle cartridges for single use only. Its variable needle length allows for versatility and use on different areas of the body.
SkinFuse products to use with SkinPen:
SkinFuse products are specially formulated for microneedling. SkinFuse delivers nutrients into the skin cells to optimize the results of microneedling. As important as feeding the skin cells the right ingredients, equally important is introducing the nutrients at the right time post procedure. Skinfuse omits ingredients with the potential to hinder the rejuventation process.
- HOW DOES IT WORK?
Microneedling relies on the skin’s natural ability to heal itself. The SkinPen pierces the skin to create micro-channels beneath the skin’s surface, triggering the immune system to disinfect the “wound”, increase blood flow, and create new tissue. The skin rebuilds itself with new collagen and elastin, producing stronger, tighter, and healthier skin.
- HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE AND WILL IT HURT?
The SkinPen procedure usually takes 30 minutes. A topical anesthetic is applied to the skin prior to the procedure. This allows for a relatively pain free experience.
- WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME AND WHAT SIDE EFFECTS SHOULD I EXPECT?
The total healing time depends on each individual patient. Most patients experience some slight swelling and redness, much like a mild sunburn, for 24-48 hours.
- WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Patients may notice healthier looking skin immediately. However, the natural repair process of your skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Damage that has occurred over an extended period will not disappear immediately. You may not see the final results for 3-6 months following your first session.
- CAN I WEAR MAKE-UP IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING A PROCEDURE?
Patients typically resume the use of make-up on the day following their procedure.
- HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM A LASER?
Both procedures rely on the skin’s natural healing process but microneedling does not wound the protective outer layers of the epidermis. With the outer layers intact, there is less risk of scarring and infection. Patients report that microneedling is less painful and easier to tolerate, produces no downtime, heals more quickly, and is not dependent upon skin type, color, or season of the year, as is the case with a laser treatment.
- ARE THERE CONTRADICTIONS?
The use of SkinPen should not be used on patients with active skin cancers or active bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infections ( i.e, herpes, warts). Patients with a history of chronic skin conditions, keloid scars, or scars less than one year should be evaluated. SkinPen has not been tested on pregnant on pregnant or nursing mothers and is therefore, not recommended.