After one treatment. First pass at 0.5 mm; second pass at 1.0 mm. Photos courtesy of Dr. Ken Oleszek

After one treatment. First pass at 0.5 mm; second pass at 1.0 mm. Photos courtesy of Dr. Ken Oleszek

How SkinPen Micro Needling Works

The SkinPen treatment temporarily creates hundreds of micro-channels that allow for superior penetration and diffusion of topicals during and post-procedure without ablation or introduction of thermal energy. Fractionated injuries are a quick, safe, and effective percutaneous collagen induction therapy.

Collagen Induction Therapy

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), or micro needling, is the procedure by which the body’s natural response to healing is used to increase the amount of extracellular matrix such as collagen or elastin in the skin. SkinPen creates micro-channels that allow for leakage of blood, serum, and lymph in a controlled and temporary manner. These “injuries” are enough to initiate the wound-healing cascade. There are three basic phases to illustrate how micro needling works.

How SkinPen Microneedling Treatments Work

Our bodies have a natural repair and healing process that reacts to injury by producing new collagen and elastin. SkinPen initiates this injury response using microneedling – a technique that creates hundreds of temporary micro channels or openings in the skin without any thermal energy or skin removal. These are called fractionated injuries.

Benefits of Fractionated Approach

  •  The temporary micro channels allow for optimal delivery, penetration and diffusion of topical treatments into the skin
  •  Quick, safe and effective method to induce production of collagen that is non-ablative (no skin removal), requires no thermal energy and promotes quick, scar-free healing
  •  Safe for all skin types with no risk of fibrosis
  •  No significant downtime

What to Expect After Microneedling Treatments

Similar to mild sunburn, redness, swelling and tenderness may follow the procedure, but patients can expect no significant downtime with SkinPen. After just one day, patients may return to normal activities and are able to conceal most of the signs of treatment with makeup. Within days, there will be no evidence that any treatment was performed at all.

SkinPen is extremely versatile and can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, decolletage, arms, hand, legs, abdomen and back. This versatility makes SkinPen especially helpful when addressing acne scars on the back and stretch marks on the body.

After five treatments of acne scars. Photos courtesy of Cathy A. Presnick,

After five treatments of acne scars. Photos courtesy of Cathy A. Presnick,