Skin Pen Information
SkinPen is a transient, non-surgical, cosmetic micro-needling device for the creation of “micro” skin punctures to improve the appearance of the skin. Sterile microneedle cartridges are provided for single use only.
Microneedling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating precise, micro injuries in the skin. This procedure is beneficial to assist in reducing the signs of ageing, improving the appearance of acne scars, as well as rejuvenate aging skin.
One of the most exciting things about SkinPen is that it can be used on all types of skin, on all skin colors. A consultation with one of our experienced Aestheticians is require before scheduling your SkinPen procedure.
The procedure typically takes 30 minutes. We will apply a topical anesthetic to the skin prior to the procedure. This allows for a relatively pain-free experience.
The total healing time depends on each individual patient. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for 2-4 days. Some patients may heal completely in 24 hours. Patients typically can resume their normal makeup regimen 2-3 days following their SkinPen® procedure depending on the area and type of procedure performed.*Individual results will vary.
You may notice healthier looking skin immediately. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately. You may not see the final result for up to 3-6 months following your final session. *Individual results will vary.
The number of procedures required will be determined by one of our Aestheticians based upon your individual procedure goals and the health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of 3 procedures spaced about 4 weeks apart. Your provider will develop a procedure plan specific to you and also a maintenance plan to help maintain the rejuvenating effects.
Following your SkinPen procedure, you will recieve post-procedure products to use at home to further assist in the natural healing process of your skin. For a long term regimen, we recommend using the following products for at home skin care.