Micro needling has been around as a skin rejuvenation technique for many years, but many of the people who are familiar with the term are familiar with the roller device that was first used to perform the procedure. That roller has now been surpassed by a high-tech micro needling pen, and that has transformed the procedure itself.
This new device gets its name from the fact that it looks much like a writing instrument, only a bit larger. The SkinPen® is wireless and designed to fit comfortably in the clinician’s hand. The small size of the needling cartridge makes it easy to target small or hard-to-reach areas such as around the nose. So with a micro needling pen, the procedure is now far more precise.
What does the micro needling pen do?
Micro needling can be performed anywhere on the body. It is a minimally invasive procedure, performed in-office by a qualified, trained clinician. The SkinPen® device is used primarily to help revitalize aging skin and soften acne scars.
The tip of the pen holds a series of tiny surgical steel needles which pierce the skin. The depth is based on each patient’s specific skin condition. The needle cartridge is disposable, and the SkinPen® itself is designed to minimize the risk of contamination. Micro needling triggers the skin’s natural healing response, resulting in healthy, glowing skin.
Does it hurt?
Clinicians may apply a topical numbing agent prior to beginning the procedure, depending on the type of procedure that has been tailored to an individual's skin. Most patients say their experience was virtually painless. There is minimal post-procedure reddening of the skin, which dissipates, so there is no downtime required.
How long does it take?
SkinPen® micro needling procedures are brief, in office procedures, This procedure is gentler than most alternatives, so it may take more than one session to achieve optimal results. Results may become visible after the procedure. It is recommended that appointments are scheduled about a month apart, to give the skin time to rest and heal in between.
Is it right for me?
Unlike many other skin renewal options, micro needling is safe and effective for every skin color and type. It does not significantly affect the epidermis. When performed correctly by a trained clinician, there are is little risk of any side-effects such as burns, scarring, or hyperpigmentation or other discoloration.
SkinPen® micro needling offers another important advantage – post-procedure continuation. The procedure itself is part of a comprehensive system designed to produce maximum results and keep skin looking its best. The Skinfuse® regimen includes a collection of skin care products formulated to provide all the essential nutrients skin requires for rapid and ongoing healing. Equally important, products contain nothing that could impede or reverse the healing process.