Microneedling utilises the bodies own ability to repair for skin rejuvenation and to treat fine lines, wrinkles and scarring.
As the skin ages the natural architecture of our skin deteriorates. This deterioration leads to fine lines, wrinkles, large pores and uneven skin texture. SkinPen micro-needling creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin which triggers the body’s natural wound healing process. This process results in skin remodelling, including the formation of collagen and elastin, the two proteins predominantly responsible for the structure of the skin.
SkinPen is the only 100% completely sealed cartridge on the market. It has a single use lock out feature, so removing any possibility of cross contamination. The unique cartridge design houses the reciprocating mechanism, this feature ensures precise depth settings from 0.25mm-2.5mm, and completes 7000rpm so producing 98,000 micro-channels per minute.
The whole unit is protected with a disposable bio-sleeve, so reducing contamination during the treatment process.
What does the procedure involve?
After taking a full medical history to check suitability the area to be treated is prepared by the use of numbing cream. The skin is then cleaned and disinfected prior to the procedure. The SkinPen microneedling device is then passed over the skin in different directions. The procedure time is short, approximately 30minutes.
Who is suitable?
SkinPen micro-needling is safe for all skin types and can be used effectively on the face, décolletage and body.
Typically 3-6 procedures are required for optimal resuls.
What are the side-effects?
Similar to a mild to moderate sunburn with a quick recovery time of 24-48 hours in most cases.
What is the difference between SkinPen micro-needling and a derma-roller?
The difference between manual dermal rollers and the Mechanical SkinPen device is the more micro-punctures a device is able to achieve, the more dramatic the results will be. With the majority of dermal rollers, the maximum achievable number of holes is somewhere between 300 and 400 holes per second. SkinPen Precision has its 14-tip needle head and the Smart Advantage motor that produces 7000 revolutions per minute, producing 98,000 channels per minute.
Dermal rollers are simply outdated consisting of a rolling pin covered with tiny needles. During a Derma roller treatment, the roller is rolled across the skin, leaving behind a trail of microscopic punctures. While the needle roller is effective, the rolling action causes the needles to enter AND exit the skin at an angle, creating lateral epidermal tears, this makes the treatment much more uncomfortable, and often causes a longer downtime for the patient.
SkinPen needles enter the skin at 90 degree and can treat certain hard to reach areas, such as those around the eyes, nose and mouth, changing the depth of the needle as required.