As we age the production of collagen and elastin naturally diminish, which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.
The SkinPen is a highly effective skin therapy treatment designed to reduce the signs of aging and enhance the appearance of your skin by stimulating collagen production. Through collagen induction therapy, the skin can be prompted to heal and repair itself. Overall, skin appears more refreshed, rejuvenated and replenished.
The SkinPen’s microscopic needling therapy can be used alone as skin rejuvenation and can also be used as a supplement to other procedures to increase the effectiveness and absorption of products such anti-aging creams and serums.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Large pore size
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Wound and burn scars
How does the SkinPen 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. The skin’s process of micro-needling skin remodeling can continue for months after each SkinPen treatment.
What can I expect after my treatment?
Each patient's healing time varies, though most start to see results in one day to a week after treatment. Immediately after treatment, patients may notice a pink appearance in the treatment area and in some cases minor pin-point bleeding depending on the depth of the needle penetration. The tip of each disposable SkinPen head can be adjusted for light to more agressive treatments. Even a light treatment can enhance the appearance of skin texture and brighten your complexion.
What does a SkinPen treatment feel like?
The SkinPen head can be adjusted to a length of .5mm for a light treatment up to 2.5mm for a more agressive treatment based on your skin conditions. Those undergoing treatments with a shorter needle will only feel a tickling sensation, while those undergoing treatment with the full 2.5mm are offered numbing creams as an option for treatment.
How many SkinPen treatments will I need?
Depending on your skin's condition, a series of treatments is typically recommended to achieve optimum results. However, skin improvement is noticeable after just one treatment. Those with mild wrinkles and fine lines may achieve desired results after three to four treatments while more advanced skin conditions like acne scarring may require six or eight treatments.
Can the SkinPen be used on African American, Asian and olive skin tones?
Skin needling can be safely performed on all skin colors. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation as the melanocytes remain intact during skin needling. Other invasive procedures such as laser resurfacing are not recommended for Asian or African American skin due to the potential risks of delayed wound healing, pigmentary changes and scarring.