SkinPen® is a microneedling medical device used for the treatment of melasma, surgical scars and acne scars through collagen induction therapy.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure involving the movement of a pen-like device with an attached sterile, disposable cartridge tip containing small needles over the skin’s surface. The micro needles puncture the skin and create tiny micro injuries that are not visible to the naked eye. These tiny punctures stimulate tissue regeneration through a process called collagen induction therapy (CIT) which improves the appearance of the skin.
The process of CIT is instigated through the breaking of the old and damaged strands of collagen in target tissues via microneedling. This leads to the production of new collagen, which improves the structure and function of the skin while improving its appearance.
By utilising CIT, skin concerns such as acne scars, surgical scars and melasma may be treated. Cosmetic concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles and scars may also be improved. It generally takes at least up to 3 months before physical improvement can be seen, and multiple treatments may be required to achieve desirable results.
Address the signs of melasma, acne scarring, surgical scars and ageing.
Microneeling procedures are generally deemed minimally invasive with low risk of adverse events and complications as long as treatment instructions and pre and post skin care advice is followed effectively. Most adverse events and complications are directly associated with poor skin care post procedure and not following instructions pre and post procedure.
Microneedling procedures may improve the appearance of acne and surgical scars, however the cannot completely remove them.
Microneedling procedures may improve the appearance of melasma, however cannot completely remove it or prevent if from coming back again.
Every client varies with regards to their treatment needs, with mots skin concerns requiring more than one procedure to achieve results. Your treating practitioner will create a treatment plan based on your individual needs and explain this to you during your first consultation. This plan may need to be reviewed over time.
Some results achieved through microneedling procedures may last for a longer period of time than others. Due to this reason further procedures may be required to maintain results.
It may take up to 3-6 months to see results with SkinPen®. This is because beneficial effects associated with microneedling rely upon the wound healing process within the skin which takes time, hence results may take this long to physically appear.
It is essential that you only use skincare products recommended by your treating practitioner following your SkinPen® procedure. This is due to your skin having micro channels within it that can enhance the absorption of topically applied products for 24–48hrs post procedure. Various products may lead to allergic reactions and the formation of unwanted adverse skin reactions, hence any product that has not been approved by your treating practitioner should not be applied due to this risk.
The recommended protocol following a SkinPen® procedure is as follows:
SkinFuse® Lift HG should be used for 24hrs following the procedure and the use of SkinFuse® Rescue Calming Complex may commence 24hrs after the procedure.
SkinPen® has not been clinically trialled for the intended use of needling of transdermal delivery of topical substances into the skin.