The top reasons you can be confident with a SkinPen procedure
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps minimize the signs of aging. The SkinPen micro-needling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin.
SkinPen creates hundreds of tiny micro-channels in the skin with minimal damage to the epidermis. SkinPen disrupts the junctions between the skin cells, temporarily disrupting the skin’s barrier function. This brief, mechanical disruption does not cause the melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) in the epidermis to react by increasing pigment production and darkening the skin in a process called hyperpigmentation.
Micro-needling has been shown to help improve the appearance of acne scars. In one study of 60 patients with acne scarring, three micro-needling treatments resulted in a 31 percent improvement in skin texture, with no discoloration of the skin. Micro-needling was effective for all skin types.
Reasons to try SkinPen:
It’s safe. SkinPen has several safety features:
- An exhaust port prevents suction and reduces the risk of broken capillaries.
- Sterile, disposable needle cartridges reduce the risk of infection.
- Bio Sleeve technology eliminates cross-contamination by preventing fluids from leaking beyond the micro-needle cartridge.
It’s comfortable. Your SkinPen provider will usually apply a topical anesthetic before the micro-needling procedure, making it comfortable for most people. In one study of micro-needling used to treat acne scars, the patients’ average pain rating was only 1.08 out of 10. For most people, that’s probably less painful than having your eyebrows waxed.
There are minimal side effects and downtime. You may experience some slight swelling, tenderness and redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) lasting a few days after your SkinPen procedure. Most people can return to their normal activities and conceal any side effects with makeup just one day after their SkinPen procedure.
There’s minimal risk of scarring and infections. Because SkinPen doesn’t remove or damage the epidermis and doesn’t trigger the inflammatory pathway, infections and scarring are unlikely.
It works on all skin types and colors. Because SkinPen doesn’t cause bleaching or hyperpigmentation, it can be used on all skin types, including darker skin that is more susceptible to hyperpigmentation.
It can be used on most body parts. Variable needle depths allow SkinPen to be safely used on most body parts.
It works in conjunction with Skinfuse. Skinfuse is an easy-to-use skincare regimen specifically formulated to provide the nutrients your skin needs to optimize the results of the SkinPen procedure. Skinfuse products contain nutrients that support the skin after micro-needling and don’t contain ingredients that hinder the skin rejuvenation process.
Contact your SkinPen provider to learn how SkinPen and Skinfuse work together to reverse the signs of aging, revive skin health and reveal beautiful skin.