SkinPen is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art precision tool available through skincare professionals only. It is designed to address acne scars, the symptoms of aging skin, and to increase the efficacy of topical skin-care products. SkinPen is designed to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen formation, creating healthier skin. This repair process is accelerated by SkinPen through the formation of microscopic channels, which also allow serums to penetrate deeper into the layers of skin, getting better results.
What is the SkinPen Micro-Needling and how does it work?
The SkinPen is a state of the art precision tool designed to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen. New collagen production can reverse years of sun damage, address fine lines and wrinkles, skin tone, texture, acne scars, hyper-pigmenation, stretch marks, as well as enhance the overall appearance of the skin.
What are the Benefits?
All patients will enjoy numerous benefits through SkinPen’s microneedling process, because new collagen production can reverse years of sun damage, improve acne scars and any area requiring cell regeneration or an intense repair process.
What areas of the body can I treat?
SkinPen is extremely versatile and can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, décolletage, arms, hand, legs, abdomen and back.
Who is a candidate?
All skin types. One of the most exciting things about SkinPen is that it can be used on all types of skin (Fitzpatrick I – VI) to address a wide range of problems, including acne scars and any area requiring cell regeneration or an intense repair process.
The SkinPen treatment uses non-thermal, fractionated technology to approach skin rejuvenation. Unlike energy-based procedures that use chromophones or heat, SkinPen uses sterile, disposable needle cartridges that deliver multi-speed and adjustable depths to allow for increased effectiveness for your unique skin needs. This allows SkinPen to be used for a wider range of patient types, including patients with darker skin types.
How is the Procedure Done?
First, a topical numbing cream is applied to make the procedure more comfortable. Then, a sterile disposable cartridge containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the tip of the SkinPen. A thin layer of topical serum is applied to your skin and the appropriate micro-needling channeling treatment depth is selected for your unique type of skin. Next, in a gentle motion, the pen is glided across the targeted repair areas. The unique design of the SkinPen allows for individualized settings, which makes the treatment very comfortable for most everyone.
What Does it Feel Like?
The unique design of SkinPen allows for individualized settings, which make the treatment quite comfortable for most clients.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
The procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, depending on the size of the area and the severity of skin damage.
What is the Downtime?
Immediately following the procedure you will notice a healthy pink glow. Your skincare professional will recommend products to accelerate 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 an average, clients are pink for two to four days. Some clients heal completely within 24 hours. There will be some gentle sloughing of top layer of skin at day 3 or 4 post treatment. There is virtually no social downtime as make-up can be applied to conceal any redness.
When Will I See Results?
Most people notice healthier-looking skin immediately. While multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results, noticeable results are typically seen just one week following treatment and gradually improve as the body’s healing process promotes the production of healthy, new cells and the production of collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Dermal collagen remodeling takes place overtime, and it will continue to improve for up to six months after your final treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Patients with uneven skin-tone and fine lines may see a result after just one treatment, while those looking to soften the appearance of acne scarring may require several treatments. For most, a series of 2-3 treatments are recommended 4-5 weeks apart, for those with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, acne scars, or stretch marks, a series of 6-8 treatments every 6 weeks is recommended.