What is skinpen?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps minimize the signs of ageing, improves the appearance of acne scars and rejuvenates ageing skin. The SkinPen microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodelling of collagen and elastin. Studies have shown microneedling to boost collagen production by up to 400% over a course of 3-6 treatments.
Is the treatment safe?
ADVANCED MICRONEEDLING TECHNOLOGY: CUTTING EDGE, MEDICAL GRADE, ANTI-AGING SOLUTION
SkinPen’s unique microneedling technology helps to improve damaged or aging skin by utilizing the body’s healing response. The lightweight and ergonomic design of the SkinPen in conjunction with the vertical delivery of the needles allows physicians/skin care providers to use the device to treat hard-to-reach places that other dermal rollers cannot. The SkinPen can specifically target delicate areas around the nose and mouth to assist in the collagen remodeling process. SkinPen uses sterile, disposable needle cartridges that accommodate all skin types and needs. This specific combination reduces patient downtime. Exhaust port prevents suction and reduces risk of broken capillaries & the Bio Sleeve technology reduces the risk of cross contamination.
How does Microneedling work?
The SkinPen microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin.
THERE ARE THREE PHASES TO THE WOUND REPAIR PROCESS:
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, as well as a temporary (type III) collagen and elastin, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
Phase III: Remodeling. The wound has been replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels. The type III collagen in the newly formed tissue is replaced with stronger type I collagen, which can contract to create a tightening or “shrink wrap” effect on the skin.
Is there downtime and will the treatment hurt?
A topical anesthetic is typically applied prior to a SkinPen procedure. This allows for a comfortable experience for most people. Generally, patients report feeling just the slight vibration of SkinPen during the procedure.
The total healing time depends on each individual. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild to moderate sunburn) for 48 hours following the microneedling procedure. Some people may see their skin return to normal in about 24 hours.
How is skinpen different to manual dermal rolling?
It is a more effective and precise method of skin rejuvenation as needled length can be customised and varied throughout the treatment. It is less painful and creates less damage to the skin as the needle goes in at a 90 degree angle, causing less drag on the skin and creating a series of hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, helping skin to look and feel healthier. SkinPen needles cycle at 100+ stamps/second, potentially creating 1600+ microchannels/second when moving the skin pen. The treatment time is faster and there is minimal downtime.