Bellus Medical’s SkinPen is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device. Its use improves the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and scars by increasing collagen production by stimulating the skin’s wound healing response. Ninety percent of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends. It works on all skin types, is safe, and requires little down-time.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
SkinPen creates safe and controlled micro-injuries to the skin to stimulate your body’s natural wound healing processes. Damaged or aging skin is remodeled following your treatment as part of natural repair process.
ONE – During treatment, the needle pricks trigger your immune system which cleans the wound and increases blood flow. Immediately, fresh tissue begins to form.
TWO – New cells rebuild the skin and a network of blood vessels develops.
THREE – New blood vessels and dermal tissue replaces the wound and there’s an increase in production of collagen, a protein that gives your skin a youthful appearance, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture.
We begin with a consultation to examine your skin concerns, go over your goals, and create a treatment plan. At your treatment, we will likely apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area about half an hour before beginning the treatment, which should take around 30 minutes. Most patients feel only a slight discomfort and vibration of the device against their skin.
After treatment, you can expect your skin to be pinkish to even reddish. Typical responses are to feel dryness, tightness, itching, peeling, which resolve without complication. The aesthetician will provide post-care product advice to minimize discomfort while simultaneously optimize treatment results.