MICRO-NEEDLING SKINPEN™ USES MICRO-NEEDLING TECHNOLOGY TO TRIGGER THE BODY’S NATURAL WOUND HEALING PROCESS, RESULTING IN SKIN REMODELLING.
SkinPen™ is the world's first FDA-cleared micro-needling device. It can be set to different depths and adjusted depending on the results you wish to achieve. The needles produce thousands of micro-injuries, stimulating your skin’s natural wound healing process to produce new collagen and elastin. These two proteins are predominantly responsible for the structure of the skin and are lost with age, so restoring them has a great rejuvenating effect. This non-invasive treatment is also a clinically proven treatment for scars, including acne scars.
Each treatment is tailored specifically to each client looking at their age, skin type, location of area to be treated. SkinPen™ has been clinically proven to be effective for women and men with skin ranging from light to very dark and can be used on the face, neck and body. This treatment is highly targeted and perfect for reducing signs of natural ageing, scarring and sun damage to create smoother, rejuvenated looking skin.
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Micro-needling SkinPen™ targets fine lines, deep wrinkles, acne, shrinking pores, visible scarring, sun damage and pigmentation and stretch marks to create smoother, rejuvenated looking skin. Unlike some some alternatives, SkinPen™ has been clinically proven to be effective for all skin colours and types.
Shallow needle depths tend to be comfortable, while deeper treatments for example for acne scarring, may require the use of a local anaesthetic cream, ensuring a comfortable and pain-free treatment. We will discuss which treatment will suit your needs most in advance of your treatment.
The skin can feel tight like sunburn, but you will be given products to soothe and calm it. Avoid sun exposure and wear SPF 30 daily. Try not to touch your skin post treatment and use only gentle products on the skin for 24-48 hours.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT is micro-needling SKINPEN™? +
The SKINPEN™ is an electronic micro-needling device, which can be set to different depths & adjusted depending on your individual requirements & the results you wish to achieve. SKINPEN™ comfortably creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. This process results in skin remodelling, including the formation of collagen and elastin, the two proteins predominantly responsible for the structure of the skin.
how many micro-needling SKINPEN™ treatments will I need? +
You will typically need 3-6 procedures for optimal results. Treatments can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve your desired results.
HOW LONG DOes micro-needling SKINPEN™ treatment LAST? +
The treatment should last for several years. However I recommend a maintenance program which could include quarterly procedures to keep skin looking it’s best.
WHAT IS A SKINPEN™ PROCEDURE LIKE? +
As with all injections, you will feel some discomfort from the needle. We can treat the area first with anaesthetic cream to keep discomfort to a minimum if this is a concern for you. When the area has been anaesthetised, the filler is carefully injected beneath the skin. The effects are immediate and you can probably go straight back to work afterwards if you choose. We often combine injections using either a needle or a cannula (a cannula looks like a needle but is blunt-tipped), as each has advantages and disadvantages in different situations.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS? +
Following treatment, the skin can feel tight like sunburn and you may experience some mild swelling. You will be given products to apply at home to soothe and calm the skin. You skin will also be sensitive so it's important to stay out of the sun and wear SPF 30 daily.
WHAT RESULTS SHOULD I EXPECT? +
Micro needling is a very effective technique for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. It also is effective at reducing stretch marks and acne scars, but these skin conditions go deeper so it can take longer to see results. Patients usually begin to see the superficial, initial results within a week of their first procedure.