Reveal fresh, flawless skin
SkinPen™ is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art precision tool available only through skincare professionals. SkinPen works by 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™ treatments offers a solution for all skin conditions that clients might seek treatment for:
- wrinkles and fine lines
- acne or body scarring
- stretch marks
- reduces pore size
- promotes radiant, even skin-tone
- wound healing stimulation
- skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation
THE SKINPEN™ ADVANTAGE
SkinPen™ is the safest, most effective vertical microneedling device that offers state-of-the-art skin rejuvenating technology. By creating a series of hundreds of vertical microscopic channels into the dermis, SkinPen™ stimulates the natural production of new collagen and elastin.
The Difference of SkinPen™
Traditional microneedling dermarollers can bend, break, or even rust. As a result, infection or scarring may occur with reuse. SkinPen™ is different. Through an optimized micro-channel creation, SkinPen™ uses straight needles to penetrate at a 90 degree angle to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin formation, encouraging your skin to look and feel healthier.
The SkinPen™ Advantage Is:
- offering results to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and skin texture
- a minimally invasive, non-ablative treatment
- a skin rejuvenating treatment with a superior safety profile
- an in-office procedure that is quick and simple
SKINPEN™ SAFETY INFORMATION
SkinPen™ improves and regenerates damaged or aging skin by utilizing the natural approach to skin therapy. Our bodies have a natural repair and healing process that reacts to injury. By initiating this response, SkinPen™ harnesses the skin rejuvenation process in the safest, most effective way.
Versatile Enough for All Skin Types
The SkinPen treatment uses non-thermal, fractionated technologies to approach skin rejuvenation. This means SkinPen™ can be used on patients with any skin type with no risk of fibrosis. SkinPen™ promotes natural collagen reproduction and scar-less healing similar to fractional laser treatments, laser resurfacing, and IPLs. Unlike these energy-based procedures that use chromophones or heat, SkinPen™ uses sterile, disposable needle cartridges that deliver multi-speed and adjustable depths to allow for increased effectiveness for your unique skin needs. This allows SkinPen to be used for a wider range of patient types, including patients with darker skin types.
Easy to Use, Comfortable Experience
The lightweight and ergonomic design in conjunction with the vertical delivery of the needles allows service providers to easily penetrate your skin. This allows the SkinPen™ device to fit into places dermal rollers cannot, enabling the treatment of hard-to-reach places on the body such as areas around the eyes, nose, and mouth. This specific combination of design and technology increases the effectiveness of treatments and reduces pain and patient downtime.
No Significant Downtime
Similar to a mild sunburn, redness, swelling, and tenderness may follow the procedure, but patients can expect no significant downtime with SkinPen™. After just one day, patients may return to normal activities and are able to conceal most of the signs of treatment with makeup. Within days, there will be no evidence that any treatment was performed at all.
As each person’s biology and needs are different, treatment requirements and response to treatments will vary. The number of sessions required and the depth of treatment will vary based on what each individual would like to achieve.
While multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results, noticeable results are typically seen just one week following treatment and gradually improve as the body’s healing process promotes the production of healthy, new cells and extracellular matrix (e.g., collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid). Patients with uneven skin-tone and fine lines may see a result after just one treatment, while those looking to soften the appearance of acne scarring may require several treatments.
What Is SkinPen™?
SkinPen™ by Bellus Medical is a medical grade, state of the art micro-needling tool available through skincare professionals only. SkinPen™ is designed to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen formation creating healthier skin, and can be used to improve the appearance acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, skin texture as well as, fine lines and wrinkles. The repair process of your skin is accelerated by SkinPen through the creation of microscopic channels, which also allow products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin resulting in better product outcomes.
How does SkinPen™ work?
The concept of micro-needling has been around for a while and is based upon the skin’s ability to naturally repair itself when injured. Immediately following an injury, our skin begins the process of dissolving tissue damage and replacing it with new cells. Micro-needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating precise, micro-injuries in the skin, which automatically trigger new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation. The micro-injuries also create channels that allow product to penetrate deeper into the skin resulting in better product efficacy.
What are the benefits?
There are numerous benefits received through use of SkinPen™ because new collagen production can reverse years of sun damage, improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and hyper-pigmentation as well as enhance the overall appearance of aging skin.
Who is a candidate?
One of the most exciting things about SkinPen™ is that it can be used on all types of skin and can be used to address a wide range of problems such as acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles.
What areas of the body can I treat?
SkinPen’s variable needle depth allows for versatility and therefore it can be used on many parts of the body, including the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
What does it feel like?
The unique design of SkinPen™ allows for individualized settings, which makes the treatment very comfortable for most patients.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure typically takes 30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated, number of areas and the severity of damage on the skin. Following your consultation, your SkinPen™ provider can give you a better idea of what to expect.
What is the downtime?
The total healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of repair process required. On average, patients have some slight redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for 2-4 days. Some patients may heal completely in 24 hours.
When will patients see results?
Many patients notice healthier looking skin immediately. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Keep in mind dermal collagen remodeling takes place over time it is not realistic to expect damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time to disappear immediately. You may not see the final result until up to 3-6 months following your final session.
How many treatments are recommended?
The number of treatments required will be determined by your skincare professional based upon your individual treatment goals and the health of your skin. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 4-6 week intervals.
We also recommend developing a maintenance plan with your skincare professional to help maintain the glow and rejuvenating effects of your personalized SkinPen™ treatments.
What are common reactions following the first treatment?
Most patients only experience some slight redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for 2-4 days. However, the reaction to treatment depends on the severity of the damaged skin, the depth of repair process required, and how aggressive the treatment is performed.
Can I get a SkinPen™ treatment if I’m pregnant?
SkinPen™ is not recommended for pregnant women because the micro-needles produce micro-injuries on the skin, which naturally causes a repair process to begin. This healing process and production of new collagen requires vitamins and nutrients to be utilized that would otherwise be reserved for the unborn child.
Can SkinPen™ be used on all Fitzpatrick skin types?
Yes! In fact, this is a big advantage offered through SkinPen’s technology. SkinPen™ treatments can be performed on all skin colors and types.
Is there anyone who should not use SkinPen™?
Use of SkinPen™ is contraindicated for patients with a history of keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities; a hemorrhagic disorder or hemostatic dysfunction; or an active bacterial or fungal infection.
Can I wear make-up immediately following a procedure?
Typically, patients can resume their normal makeup and skin care regimen 2-3 days following their SkinPen™ treatment. As this may vary based on the area and type of treatment performed, make sure to consult your SkinPen provider for their recommendation.
Interested in SkinPen™? Call Longevity at 405-703-4990 to schedule your complimentary consultation or Contact Us online.