Microneedling/Collagen Induction Therapy
Skin Pen is a state of the art micro-needling device that can effectively treat:
Skin laxity ("sagging")
Fine lines and wrinkles
Uneven skin texture
HOW IT WORKS
Skin Pen creates thousands of micro-channels in the skin, triggering the skins natural wound-healing response to rejuvenate and remodel the skin.
This response results in the release of growth factors, a dramatic increase in production of collagen and elastin, and remodelling of the skin tissue over a period of months following the treatment.
The result? Smoother and more refined skin, with increased elasticity, volume, and firmness.
How many treatments?
We typically recommend a course of 4-6 treatments - however the number of treatments needed does vary, depending on the concern being treated.
What is the downtime?
During the first 12 hours, redness, tightness of the skin, and warmth are all normal. It usually feels very similar to a sunburn.
During the first 24-48 hours the skin can remain pink, to varying degrees, and again warmth and tightness of the skin are normal.
During the first 5-7 days following treatment, the skin will be more sensitive than usual, may feel dry, and can occasionally flake/peel mildly.
Every four weeks (or 28 days) is the optimal recommended time frame between Skin Pen treatments.
Does it hurt?
Most treatments are easily tolerated without numbing cream - however this can vary, depending on the depth of the treatment. During your consultation, your skin therapist will discuss this with you and determine whether or not numbing cream would be appropriate.