(Face, Décolletage or Body)
(Applies to Individual Sessions or Package)
SkinPen is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. FDA, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, large pores, thin skin, lax skin and loss of resiliency.
With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment – and step out with confidence. Available for all skin types.
How it Works?“Collagen Induction”The Microneedling device delivery provides unparalleled collagen induction therapy via fractional delivery of needles into the epidermis and dermis. These micro injuries to the skin encourage and harness the power of the body’s innate ability to re-grow and repair the skin through the physiology of collagen induction as it strengthens elastin fibers, stimulates collagen production, fights free radicals and stimulates cellular activity.
The procedure helps loose skin to appear firmer and look younger and healthier, fine lines will be reduced and skin will “glow” as a result of Collagen Induction Treatments. Wrinkles and scars are the most effective complaints successfully treated with this treatment.
What is the downtime?The treatment requires virtually no downtime because it does not disturb the outer-most layer of skin, while promoting healing and growth in the layers below.
How many treatment do I need?The micro needling before and afters are typical of a series of treatments where patients experienced four to six treatments spaced out over two to six months.
Contraindications:The use of SkinPen® SHOULD NOT be used on patients with active skin cancer, keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities, a hemorrhagic disorder or haemostatic dysfunction, active bacterial, fungal or viral (i.e. herpes, warts) skin infections in the procedure area(s). This procedure is not intended for transdermal (under the skin) delivery of cosmetics.
Precautions and Warnings Microneedling has not been evaluated in the following patient populations, and as such, precautions should be taken when determining whether the SkinPen procedure is adequate for the patient: scars and stretch marks less than one year old; women who are pregnant or nursing; keloid scars; patients with history of eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions; patients with history of actinic (solar) keratosis; patients with history of herpes simplex infections; diabetics or patients with wound-healing deficiencies; patients on immunosuppressive therapy; and skin with presence of raised moles or warts on targeted area.
Side EffectsAfter the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed in appearance, similar to a moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on certain areas. This will diminish significantly within a few hours following the procedure. Within the next 24 hours, the skin will have returned to normal. After three days, there is rarely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.
Can I combine Microneedling with other treatments?Microneedling treatments complement other treatment like, chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, led Light and Botox injections for whole face treatments, revealing astonishing results.
Preparing for your Procedure
The treated area may be pink and mildly inflamed (similar to the appearance of a mild sunburn) for 24-48 hours following your SkinPen procedure.
Your physician will advise you to keep your skin clean of cosmetics or sunscreen for the remainder of your day post-procedure.
If you are prone to herpes simplex infections, such as cold sores, ask your physician whether prophylaxis therapy is appropriate prior to the procedure.
If you have been overexposed to the sun (sunburn) the day preceding your appointment, please call our office to reschedule your appointment.
This procedure may not be performed on active breakouts or open lesions. Please consult your physician prior to your SkinPen procedure to address any such issues.
Wait at least six months post isotretinoin use before your SkinPen procedure, as isotretinoin use may impair wound healing and increase risk of scar tissue formation.
Allow 48 hours after spray or self-tanning lotions before your SkinPen procedure.
Avoid sun exposure for 24 hours prior to the procedure.
Discontinue the use of topical products containing Retinol or Vitamin A for 24 hours prior to your SkinPen procedure.
If you are on autoimmune therapy, ask your physician if you should refrain from taking any medications prior to your SkinPen procedure.
POST SKINPEN PROCEDURE GUIDELINES ’The day of the procedure’
• Avoid strenuous exercise or excessive perspiration, as excess blood flow and sweat can cause discomfort and irritation to compromised skin.
• Avoid use of any topical products not provided by your skincare professional for specific use with this procedure. This includes but is not limited to cosmetics, cleansers, sunscreens, moisturizers, etc.
• Skinfuse® Lift HG may be applied additionally the day of the procedure to prevent the skin from drying out post procedure. The patient can re-apply, as needed, up to 24 hours post procedure.
• Strictly avoid sun exposure as you will not be wearing sunscreen. You may return to sunscreen use the day following the procedure. Continue to minimize sun exposure for one week following the procedure.
The days following the procedure:
• Follow the specific skincare regimen provided with your Skinfuse Post-Procedure Protocol.
• Wait at least 7 days post-procedure to begin Surge 1 Collagen Boost once weekly maintenance therapy.