An Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods Approved Medical Device
What is Skin Pen
SkinPen is a micro needling device. Skin Pen will create thousands of micro-injuries in the skin in an effort to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. This assists in the promotion of collagen and elastin, the two proteins predominantly responsible for the structure of the skin.
There are three phases to the wound repair process;
Phase I: Inflammation
Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow, and begin to create new tissue.
Phase II: Proliferation
The wound is re-built with new granulation cells, as well as a temporary (type III) collagen and elastin, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
Phase III: Remodeling
The wound has been replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels. The type III collagen in the newly formed tissue is replaced with stronger type I collagen, which can contract to create a tightening or ‘shrink wrap’ effect on the skin.
- Acne Scars
- Surgical Scars
- Fine Lines
- Large Pores
- Uneven Skin Texture
Will It Hurt ?
The procedure is short and with the use of a topical numbing cream, comfortable. The patient will experience a slight vibration of the Skin Pen during the procedure.
Is There Downtime?
The skin will appear pink to red immediately post procedure. The patient is issued with product and instructions on post care. No makeup to be applied for 48 hours. All responses will resolve over time without further complications.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments will depend on many factors but from 2 to 6 will achieve results as seen in the following before and after photos.