Skin Pen is a state of the art,
medically registered micro-needling device designed to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin.
Skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne scarring, surgical scars, pigmentation, uneven texture
HOW IT WORKS
Micro-needling (a.k.a, collagen induction therapy), uses tiny needles to create thousands of micro-punctures in the skin. This process triggers a natural wound-healing response that involves a dramatic increase in production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
This results in increased dermal thickness and firmness, improved skin texture, reduction in the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, and a refinement of pores.
In the case of scarring, the remodelling process changes the structure of the scar tissue, gradually normalising it until it is healthy tissue once again. This results in visibly smoother skin texture, and a reduction in the appearance of scars.
THE SKIN PEN DIFFERENCE
Skin Pen is the latest model in microneedling devices, and is state of the art. Since introducing this newer technology to the clinic, we have seen shorter recovery times, less discomfort, and better results from needling treatments.
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.
Every four weeks (or 28 days) is the optimal recommended time frame between Skin Pen treatments.
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.
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.