Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps minimize the signs of aging, improve the appearance of acne scars and rejuvenate aging skin. The SkinPen® microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the remodeling of collagen and elastin.
What is the SkinPen treatment?
SkinPen is a medical grade, state-of-the-art microneedling device designed to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars on the face and body. It allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating thousands of precise micro-injuries in the dermis, automatically triggering new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation.
Microneedling has been safely used in a wide variety of patient-types including patients of all skin-types. Treatment time is about an hour and spaced 4 weeks apart. 3-4 treatments are required for best results and up to 6 treatments for more severe scarring and stretch marks.
What can be treated?
- Pigmentation & Age Spots
- Aging, Sagging Skin
- Lines & Wrinkles
- Enlarged Pores
- Scars and stretch marks
Is there downtime after microneedling?
The total healing time depends on each individual. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild to moderate sunburn) for two to four days following the microneedling procedure. Some people may see their skin return to normal in about 24 hours.
Why is the Skin pen different to other micro needling devices?
It is the only FDA approved micro needling device on the market. It address 3 pathways of cross contamination as the cartridge head is 100% sealed meaning no leaking can occur, the ultra sonically sealed base is watertight and there is a bio-sheath that covers the entire device for further protection.