SkinPen gives your skin the reset that it needs. SkinPen® Microneedling is the first FDA-approved microneedling device which is made in the USA, rigorously tested for safety that gives your skin so many benefits. It is minimally invasive procedure that is used to make microchannels or tiny holes in the top layer of the skin. As a result of the damage, your skin produces more collagen and elastin as it heals. Thus your skin is kept firm and smooth by these proteins.
Majority of the people get on their faces, but you can get it also in your neck, chest, hands, back, legs and other areas where your skin is damaged or aging.
SkinPen® Prescision System is designed to improve the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles on the face in adults 22 years or older.
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Skinpen® treatment uses disposable sterile needle cartridge that works best for all skin types. It's is the first FDA approved microneedling device made in USA.
After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed in appearance, like a moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on certain areas. This will diminish significantly within a few hours following the procedure. Within the next 24 hours, the skin will often appear to have returned to normal. After three days, there is rarely evidence that the procedure has taken place.
• Have active skin cancer in the treatment area(s)
• Have open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area(s)
• Have an allergy to stainless steel or anesthetics
• Have a hemorrhagic (bleeding) disorder or hemostatic (bleeding) dysfunction
• Are pregnant or nursing
• Are currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane)
NOTE: This product is not intended for transdermal (under the skin) delivery of topical products such as cosmetics, drugs, or biologics.
The Skinpen® treatment takes about 50-60 minutes depending on the treatment area. We will numb your skin with a topical numbing cream for 25 minutes and then the procedure starts.
Unlike some alternatives, SkinPen has been clinically proven to be effective for women and men with all Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI.
Avoid taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen before the treatment. Discontinue Vitamin E, fish oils, and Ginkgo Biloba one week prior to treatment. Take a break from topical retinoids three days prior to treatment. If using Accutane, a 3-month waiting period after discontinuation of medication is required. Please notify our office if you have ever been diagnosed with Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)- You may require prophylactic therapy.
Immediate pinpoint bleeding may occur, which will resolve quickly. Minor redness and swelling will occur for upto 24 hrs. Minor peeling may occur after a few days. If you have any questions call your provider.