A minimally invasive procedure . The micro-needle punctures the skin and creates tiny micro-injuries that stimulate tissue regeneration through collagen induction therapy which improves the appearance of the skin.
Skin needling or microneedling, including SkinPen, can treat conditions that occur under the skin’s surface, including
- Acne scars & textural changes
- Wrinkles & fine lines
- Stretch marks- especially old ones (white in color)
- Open pores / enlarged pores
- Sun damage
Engaging in several sessions can also contribute to refining skin texture by reducing fine lines and addressing skin pigmentation issues.
However, it's crucial to note that microneedling is not recommended for treating melasma pigmentation, as it has the potential to exacerbate the pigmentation condition.
Microneedling operates through controlled micro-trauma, creating small injuries in the upper epidermal layer of the skin. This process prompts the release of growth factors and cytokines from skin cells. These molecules, in turn, encourage cells to generate collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Over the course of several months, this rejuvenates the skin, leading to an enhancement in skin quality.
In some cases, improvements are seen after just one session. However, for most patients, noticeable enhancements will unfold in the subsequent week and months as collagen production takes place.
3-5 sessions spaced 2-6 weeks apart. The number of sessions will depend on your skin condition, concerns, ethnicity as well as downtime.
Without numbing, treatments are well tolerated. Numbing can be used if you have particularly sensitive skin, however our patients usually go without.
Skinpen represent controlled digital and electronic forms of skin needling, creating vertical punctures. On the other hand, skin rollers like the Dermaroller penetrate the surface at an angle and are manually operated. Dermastamps offer manual and vertically delivered needling with a stamping footprint.
SkinPen, being a controlled digital method, offers a superior, safer, and cleaner fractional wound compared to skin needling rollers, especially for beginners. The cleaner wounding minimizes the risk of infection, scarring, and enhances healing times.
Yes. Proper skincare also plays a crucial role in addressing pores. An effective combination of retinol, ascorbic acid, niacinamide, and AHA-BHA wash can significantly contribute to improving pore size, especially when dealing with enlarged pores caused by inadequate support of your follicle or skin inflammation.
- SKINPEN Full Face: $299
- SKIN PEN Face, Neck & Decolletage: $379
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Fortunately, adverse effects are generally uncommon, except when treating melasma and the under-eye areas. These may include:
- Exacerbation of dark circles.
- Aggravation of melasma, making it more challenging to treat.
- Infection risks - though these are rare.
- Exacerbation of acne, which is a common occurrence.
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