Maximum Results. Little or no downtime.
SkinPen II stimulates your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin for healthier, younger-looking skin.
SkinPen II accelerates this repair process by creating microscopic channels, which also allow products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. New collagen and elastin production can reverse years of sun damage, improve acne scars and enhance the overall appearance of aging skin.
Who is a candidate?
One of the most exciting things about SkinPen II is that it can be used on all types of skin for a wide range of problems, including acne scars and any area requiring cell regeneration or an intense repair process.
What areas of the body can be treated?
SkinPen’s variable needle depth allows for versatility and therefore it can be used on many parts of the body, including the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How is the procedure done?
A thin layer of serum is applied to the skin, and the appropriate treatment is selected for a particular type of skin. Then the pen is glided across the repair area in a gentle motion.
How long does the procedure take and will it hurt?
The procedure typically takes 30 minutes depending on the size and number of areas treated and the severity of skin damage. The unique design of SkinPen allows for individualized settings, which makes the treatment very comfortable for most patients.
What is the downtime and what side effects should I expect?
The total healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin, the depth of repair process required, and how aggressive the treatment is performed. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for 2-4 days. Some patients may heal completely in 24 hours.
When will I see results?
Many patients notice healthier looking skin immediately. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Keep in mind dermal collagen remodeling takes place over time. Damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately. You may not see the final result for up to 3-6 months following your final session.
How many treatments are recommended?
The number of treatments required will be determined by your skincare professional based upon your individual treatment goals and the health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of 3 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, 6-8 sessions at 4-6 week intervals are usually recommended. Your provider will develop a maintenance plan to help maintain the rejuvenating effects.
Do I have to use a certain product line with SkinPen?
You can use any product line of your choice about 2-3 days after treatments. Please consult your skincare professional on which products will best aid in achieving optimal results.
Can I wear make-up immediately following a procedure?
Patients typically can resume their normal makeup regimen 2-3 days following their SkinPen treatment depending on the area and type of treatment performed.
Can I get a SkinPen treatment if I’m pregnant?
SkinPen is not recommended for pregnant women because the micro needles produce micro injuries to the skin, which naturally causes a repair process to begin. This healing process and production of new collagen requires vitamins and nutrients to be utilized that would otherwise be reserved for the unborn child.
Is there anyone who should not use SkinPen?
SkinPen should not be used in patients with history of keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases, cardiac abnormalities, hemorrhagic disorders, hemostatic dysfunction or an active bacterial or fungal infection.