As we age, the production of collagen and elastin naturally diminish, leading to wrinkles, skin laxity and other signs of aging.
The SkinPen is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art precision tool to address acne scars and the symptoms of aging. SkinPen Micro Therapy is a highly effective treatment that helps to reduce the signs of aging and enhance your skin's appearance by stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin. In this way, SkinPen can also be used to decrease the appearance of stretch marks on the body.
How SkinPen Microneedling Procedures Work
Each of our bodies has innate processes that will react to injury by producing new cells and extracellular materials (like elastin and collagen) to heal the damage. That is how the SkinPen achieves its results; by taking advantage of that natural process through the implementation of a finely tuned microneedling device, the SkinPen. This device initiates your natural healing process by creating hundreds of temporary micro-sized openings, or micro-channels, in the skin. These “fractionated” micro-channels are created thanks to the brilliant design of the SkinPen’s disposable needle cartridge, which achieves its work without any thermal energy or chemicals applied to the skin.
Benefits of Fractionated Approach
- Fast and safe method for inducing the production of collagen
- Requires no thermal energy and is entirely non-ablative (no removal of skin)
- Promotes scar-free healing
- Safe for all skin-types
- No major downtime
What to Expect After SkinPen Procedures
You can expect to experience effects similar to a mild sunburns after the procedure; typically some redness, tenderness and some swelling. Despite that, there is no significant downtime after a SkinPen procedure. Patients can return to normal activities and conceal most of the mild side effects with make-up after just one day.
Microneedling Results with SkinPen
Since everyone’s genetic makeup and needs are different, procedure requirements and SkinPen results will vary. The number of sessions required and the depth of treatment will depend on what goals/results you would like to achieve.
Custom Sessions Produce Desired Results
While multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal microneedling results, noticeable changes 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 extracellular substances (e.g., collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid).
Patients with uneven skin tone and fine lines may see SkinPen results after just one procedure, while those looking to soften the appearance of acne scarring may require several procedures.
- Minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars.
- Reduce pore size.
- Produce radiant, even-toned skin.
- Diminishes the appearance of scars and stretch marks on the body.
Who is a candidate for SkinPen Micro Therapy?
SkinPen Micro Therapy can be used on all skin types and skin colors, and can address a wide range of problems, including acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, and any area where cell regeneration is desired.
What happens during the SkinPen Micro Therapy procedure?
A sterile and disposable cartridge containing 9 to 11 microneedles is attached to the tip of the SkinPen. A thin layer of topical serum is applied to the skin and the appropriate micro-channeling depth is selected for your skin, anywhere from .5mm for a light treatment up to 2.5mm for a more agressive treatment. In a gentle motion, the pen is glided across the target repair areas. At shorter needle depths, you will feel a tickling sensation. More aggressive treatments may require topical numbing cream.
How does SkinPen Micro Therapy work?
As the SkinPen is moved over the skin, it vertically penetrates the surface layers of your skin. Your skin reacts by initiating the healing process, which stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of collagen and elastin.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Most patients begin to see results in one day to a week after treatment, though each patient's healing time differs. Immediately after treatment, you may notice a pink appearance in the treatment area. In some cases minor pin-point bleeding depending on the depth of the needle penetration.
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Acne Scarring, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Scars, Stretch Marks, Wrinkles|
|Skin Type||Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin|
A series of treatments is typically recommended to achieve optimum results. However, improvement in skin texture and brightening may be noticeable after just one treatment. Three to four treatments may be required for treating mild wrinkles and fine lines, while the treatment of acne scars may require six to eight treatments.