Introduction to SkinPen®
SkinPen® is an advanced form of microneedling. It’s a minimally-invasive treatment option for patients seeking to address individual concerns with the added benefit of total skin rejuvenation. SkinPen® creates tiny micro-channels into the superficial layers of skin to trigger the body’s natural wound-healing process. Patients can see exceptional results after just one session.
Who Is Suitable?
Nearly anyone can take advantage of this minimally-invasive procedure. SkinPen® is safe and effective for improving aged or sun-damaged skin on the face, neck, décolletage, or hands. If you would like to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin without risky surgical procedures, SkinPen® may be right for you.
The Procedure & Risks
SkinPen® is done in a quick and easy in-office visit. Prior to treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to keep you comfortable throughout. Your provider will use the specialized needle-like device to stimulate faster cellular turnover to the surface of the skin along with deep collagen renewal. Microneedling treatments can be done as a standalone procedure or paired with PRP for enhanced results.
Microneedling with SkinPen® doesn’t involve any harsh chemicals or thermal wavelengths. Adverse side effects are typically mild and subside on their own within several days. You may experience slight redness, swelling, tenderness, pinpoint bleeding, and in rare cases minor bruising directly following treatment.
Results & Recovery
Most patients can see positive results after just one SkinPen® session. Initial results typically occur in 1-2 weeks as collagen and elastin production levels are elevated. Skin will continue to appear smoother, firmer, and more youthful over the course of several months. Regular microneedling treatments have been shown to improve the skin’s overall health.
SkinPen® treatments are highly personalized according to the patient’s individual needs and wishes. Mild microneedling sessions may not require any downtime at all. However, deeper treatments may come with a 24-48 hour recovery period. Your skilled SkinPen® provider will speak with you in-depth about the recovery process beforehand.
When Can I Go Back to Work?
In some cases, you can go back to work immediately with minimal restrictions.
When Can I Wear Makeup?
Makeup can be worn the morning after your SkinPen® treatment.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Treatments are done in-office and typically take anywhere from 30-45 minutes.
How Long Before I See Results?
Most patients see initial results 1-2 weeks following their first microneedling session.
How Often Should I Get Microneedling?
Mild microneedling sessions are spaced 4 weeks apart, while deeper treatments for scar removal may be spaced up to 6 weeks apart.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about SkinPen® at Sthetix? To request your consultation, fill out the form on the side of this page or call our practice at 0151 317 9251. Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and also serves Chester.