WHAT IS SKINPEN MICRONEEDLING?
SkinPen microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a treatment that increases collagen in the skin by 400% after one session, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks and pigmentation. It does so by creating thousands of controlled microchannels in the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process.
It is suitable for all skin types and effective on all body parts including face, neck and décolletage.
WHY SKINPEN OVER OTHER MICRONEEDLING DEVICES IN THE MARKET?
It is the only globally FDA approved microneedling device
It has CE Class IIa Mark which means it is the only medical grade microneedling device that is trialled and approved to benefit certain cosmetic and medical skin conditions.
It is safe for patients. Each cartridge is sterile and single-use only. It has an anti-lock function which will prevent any fluid flowing back up the pen, thus preventing cross contamination.
It has 14 straight, sharp and sterile medical grade stainless steel needles with precise depth settings to deliver more effective results, meaning fewer treatment sessions are needed to achieve the desired results and it is also more comfortable for patients.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
At your consultation, we will discuss your skin concerns and carry out a skin analysis. Numbing cream is applied to the area to make the procedure more comfortable.
SkinPen microneedling 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. Thanks to its 14-tip needle head and the Smart Advantange motor, SkinPen can produce 98,000 channels per minute.
The procedure takes 30-45 minutes. Once the treatment is carried out a full aftercare is given.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SKINPEN MICRONEEDLING?
Improves skin tone and texture
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Improves the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks
Skin appears smoother and softer
Reduces the appearance of pigmentation and age spots
Skin feels more hydrated and nourished
Reduces the appearance of open pores and improves break outs
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
We understand that everyone is different, as a result, a bespoke treatment plan will be designed during your consultation. We highly recommend a course of 3-6 sessions for optimum results with 4-week intervals. Once completed, we recommend that clients maintain their treatments by having courses of 3 sessions once or twice a year.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
Recovery time is approximately 48 hours. It is common to get mild post-procedure effects, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. Redness will generally subside between a few hours up to 48 hours post procedure. Some people may also experience a mild peeling.