A revolutionary pen, the SkinPen ®, uses microneedling to regenerate the skin and deeply treat scars of various origins. The result is better skin quality and a rejuvenated appearance.
What is SkinPen?
The SkinPen uses the “micro-needling” technique.
It is FDA cleared, clinically tested and approved to safely and effectively diminish the appearance of neck wrinkles and facial acne scars.
The SkinPen creates thousands of "micro" punctures in the skin per second to stimulate the skin's natural healing process, to induce tissue remodeling without the formation of scar tissue.
The "micro-needling" technique consists of stimulating the skin with a set of mini needles that act on specific areas of the face or body. This technique of aesthetic medicine makes it possible to penetrate a complex of vitamins and hyaluronic acid using mini needles in order to repair the damaged dermis more effectively.
The benefits of microneedling with SkinPen
Micro-needling corrects several types of defects (differences in coloring, irregularities, small imperfections, scars) on the surface of the skin. It improves the texture and suppleness of the epidermis. Flaws are reduced and the skin visibly smoother.
The SkinPen's patented, single-use, sterile needle cartridge is designed with safety in mind. SkinPen uses a BioSheath protective device to prevent cross-contamination between procedures. These features made it the world's first FDA-approved microneedle device.
It is a minimally invasive technique, perfectly tolerated, and most patients can resume their normal activities within 24 hours.
Comparison with other skin care techniques
It can be seen that IPL or fractionated CO2 laser (which act on collagen and elastin) provide a similar improvement to micro-needling, in wrinkles and scars. However, microneedling is a much less invasive technique with simpler consequences.
Dr. Christophe Desouches, plastic surgeon in Marseille, recommends micro needling with SkinPen for the following indications:
- Fine lines of the face and photoaging
- Hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation
- Skin discoloration abnormalities
- Cutaneous sequelae of accident or burn
- Sequelae and scars of acne, chicken pox or stretch marks
- Perte d?élasticité de la peau
Procedure of a microneedling with SkinPen
Micro needling is a gentle and painless procedure. In order to give priority to your comfort, Dr. Desouches carries out the procedures in the office, with the application of an anesthetic cream before the session, which lasts 15 to 20 minutes.
The session begins with the making of micro-holes on the area to be treated using the SkinPen. A complex of vitamins and hyaluronic acid is applied to the injured skin allowing the solution to pass through the skin.
After the session, a LED session can be performed to soothe inflammation and stimulate regeneration.
The results are seen after two months, corresponding to the regeneration time of the skin. The number of sessions depends on each patient, they must be spaced a few weeks apart. Generally, with three treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can significantly improve your skin's appearance.