SkinPen is the ONLY microneedling device in the world cleared by the U.S. FDA, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial conditions. Microneedling with SkinPen helps minimise the signs of ageing, rejuvenates ageing skin and improves the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
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COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY is also known as microneedling, derma roller and skin needling. Microneedling is trending, and for good reason. It is a safe renewal technique that restores the healthy appearance of your skin by stimulating the production of collagen.
Microneedling is a popular treatment for treating acne scars and other types of scars, such as stretch marks because it carries less risk of side effects, hyperpigmentation, and shorter recovery times then other non-invasive acne scar treatments.
Before and after treatment with Skinpen
HOW DOES SKINPEN WORK?
The SkinPen microneedling device involves the use of fine needles to create small incisions into the treatment area. These small contact points encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin that has been treated. As the skin repairs itself, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered, which in turn provides a plumping effect.
WHAT MAKES SKINPEN DIFFERENT?
It is a more effective and precise method of skin rejuvenation than other derma roller methods as the 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. SkinPen® needles cycle at 100+ stamps per second, potentially creating 1600+ microchannels per second, when moving the skin pen. The treatment time is faster and there is minimal downtime.
This treatment is ideal for clients who suffer from:
Uneven skin tone
SkinPen is an incredibly popular treatment and very versatile. It is not just reserved for skin complaints; it can simply be used to add a fresh-faced glow to tired or dull skin that is in need of some vitality. Discover how microneedling could become your skin’s saviour with our respected skin clinic in Chislehurst.
IS MICRONEEDLING PAINFUL?
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 depth of the microneedles are adjusted to suit your individual requirements and goals.
HOW OFTEN CAN I HAVE TREATMENT?
After learning how effective this treatment is, clients are curious to discover how often they can return for treatment. Typically, there is no downtime required, so you can return to work immediately. We advise maintaining your results every 6-12 months with a single ‘booster’ treatment.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Results are dependent upon the condition of your skin, but generally seen 4 weeks after the first treatment. We normally recommend 3 sessions. Deeper scaring or very thin skin may require more treatments, however we will discuss this during your initial consultation.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
The SkinPen™ Precision is the only micro-needling pen with a completely sealed needle cartridge, therefore no body fluids can enter the SkinPen’s™ ultrasonically sealed base, eliminating the risk of any cross contamination.
The lightweight and ergonomic design of the SkinPen®, combined with the vertical delivery of the needles allows practitioners to use the device to treat hard-to-reach places that other dermal rollers fail to touch. The SkinPen® can specifically target delicate areas around the nose and mouth.
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.
You may encounter some skin changes within the first few days after treatment:
Your skin may remain pink for 1-3 days after treatment, but is easily covered with make-up after the first day.
Your skin may feel dry or flaky. Your practitioner will advise you on the use of a suitable at home skincare to reduce irritation and dryness.
Mild bruising and swelling can occur, although this is rare.
WHAT IS YOUR POST TREATMENT ADVICE?
Immediately post your treatment, your skin may appear a little pink and feel mildly tender for 12-48 hours afterwards. This is a good indication that the treatment has worked. We recommend avoiding touching the treated area for 6 hours post treatment, and avoiding any skin care other than that recommended.
We suggest avoiding UV sun exposure for 2 weeks after treatment. Naturally, we recommend wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30 or above daily to protect your skin, which will also prolong the results.
Make a conscious effort to stay hydrated and eat a healthy diet to support your body in its regeneration. Some collagen skin boosting foods are:
Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables such as spinach, kale and other leafy green vegetables, along with fruits like strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.
Vitamin A-rich foods that include kale, spinach, beet greens and other leafy greens, carrots, and squash.
Vitamin C-rich foods like bell peppers, citrus fruits, tomatoes and tomato juice, mustard spinach, broccoli, kale, parsley, brussel sprouts and cauliflower.
DO YOU WANT A MORE YOUTHFUL, SMOOTHER OR TIGHTER LOOKING SKIN?
Studies have shown microneedling to boost collagen production by up to 400% over a course of 3-6 treatments.