What is SkinPen microneedling?
SkinPen, by Bellus Medical, is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device. It causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural skin healing process while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact. SkinPen can be used effectively for skin rejuvenation, wrinkles, scarring, and acne.
How does SkinPen work?
There are three phases to the skin-repair process:
- PHASE I: INFLAMMATION
Piercing the skin with a tiny needle triggers your immune system to disinfect the area of micro-trauma, removing debris, increasing blood flow and beginning to create new tissue.
- PHASE II: PROLIFERATION.
The area of micro-trauma is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
- PHASE III: REMODELING.
The treated area is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.
Best of all, SkinPen works. Ninety percent of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends.
What can I expect during treatments?
Your InBloom Health provider will apply a numbing agent to the areas that you are looking to address. The numbing agent will help to keep you comfortable, and most clients report only feeling a slight vibration from the SkinPen device. The pen-like device (hence the name) has a sterile cartridge-tip with 12 micro-needles.
The device is gently pressed across your skin, gliding over the entire treatment area(s). The small, fine needles will create the micro-injuries, triggering your body’s wound-repair process. The procedure usually only takes 30 minutes, though the actual time will depend on the size of the treatment area. During the post-treatment phase, we will apply a hydrogel to help your skin hold in moisture.
When will I see results?
Following treatment, you may immediately notice improved skin texture.* Further results are usually seen after any redness and swelling diminishes, usually 1-2 days.
After the procedure, your skin will appear pink or red, similar to a mild sunburn. Some patients may experience rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, tenderness, and burning. These side effects usually resolve within a few days and without any complications.
Three treatments are usually recommended to get the best possible results, and maintenance treatments every 6-12 months may be necessary.* Some deeper conditions, such as acne scars, may require 6 or more treatments. There is no downtime following treatment, so you can immediately resume your regular routine.
Before & after results
Book your consultation in Londonderry, New Hampshire
Schedule a skin rejuvenation treatment at InBloom Health. At our clinic in Londonderry, New Hampshire, we offer consultations so that you can get a custom treatment plan. We will discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals and ensure that your treatments make you look and feel naturally beautiful. Book your consultation online or give us a call at (603) 818-8777.