All You Need To Know About The SkinPen
Acne scars are a total nightmare. And, there are so many products and gimmicks on the market that falsely claim to improve them. But fret no more! Learn all about The SkinPen ®, the first clinically proven microneedling device that is FDA-cleared to treat facial acne scars with as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments.
How does it work?
Through controlled micro-injuries, SkinPen® stimulates your body’s healing process, meaning we are encouraging your skin to produce more collagen. The result is a collagen-rich tissue, yielding a surface even in tone and texture. The procedure goes as follows:
- Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
- Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is re-built with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
- Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.
The best part of it is Microneedling sessions are short and require little downtime.
How long will it take to see results?
Although an initial assessment is essential to determine your particular needs, usually as few as three treatments spaced 30 days apart will improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment.
Is Dermarolling the same as SkinPen®?
SkinPen offers superior results compared to derma rollers due to its capacity to reach small areas and deeper into the skin. It is also more sanitary because it uses sterile, disposable needle cartridges.
How long does a treatment take?
30 minutes or less!
Is it painful?
A topical numbing cream will be used making treatment pain free.
Is it safe for darker skin types?
Yes, SkinPen® is safe for all skin types?
Will I have to hide from the sun to prepare for SkinPen®?
Unlike lasers, microneedling does not use light or heat energy to injure the skin. So, SkinPen® is a much safer option for those who may be exposed to the sun before or after treatment.
Why should you consider for SkinPen ®?
Microneedling is the latest trend in this quest to stay youthful, and an essential part of it is healthy, glowing skin. This technology is surpassing laser techniques due to its safety and comfort, not to talk about the results.
See the undeniable results for yourself in these before and after gallery images!
Learn more about this technology by Bellus Medical, and set up a consultation to get started!