What Is Microneedling With SkinPen?
The SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the only FDA cleared medical grade microneedling device and treats the following conditions on the face and body:
- Sun damage (sun spots)
- Age and brown spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Acne scarring
- Uneven skin tone
- Large pore size
How Does SkinPen Work?
The SkinPen creates thousands of precise micro-injuries or “micro-channels” in the dermis, which stimulates new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation. This technology takes advantage of the skin’s natural healing process. When SkinPen makes microchannels in the skin, the skin naturally produces new collagen and elastin in the treatment areas, leading to a fresher skin appearance.
Who Can Use SkinPen?
The SkinPen is safe for all skin types and is safe for all ages, although we recommend the procedure for ages 21 years old or older.
What Should I Expect From My SkinPen Treatment?
Topical numbing cream is typically applied to the treatment area for 15 minutes prior to the procedure. The actual procedure typically takes 20-30 minutes depending on the size and number of areas treated and the severity of damage on the skin. While you may have some redness and swelling immediately after the procedure, there is usually minimal downtime for the patient.
How Many Micro-Needling Treatments Will I Need?
Every patient is different, but for optimal results we recommend a series of 4 treatments. We will work with you for a customized treatment plan based on your particular skin issue and your goals.