SkinPen® by Bellus Medical is a transient, non-surgical, cosmetic micro-needling device for the creation of “micro” skin punctures to stimulate collagen and elastin, thereby improving the appearance of the skin. SkinPen® is an automated micro-needling technology device designed for use by medical professionals. Sterile micro-needle cartridges are provided for single use only.
Skin Pen is a non-surgical, micro-needling treatment that addresses aging skin, acne scars, uneven pigment, tone and texture, stretch marks, keloid scars and surgical scars. The penetration of the micro-needles into the skin stimulates collagen and elastin to improve the tone, texture, and pigment of the skin. Additionally, a powerful HA (hyaluronic acid) serum is incorporated into the treatment to hydrate the skin. This treatment can be combined with other treatments like Injectables.
Skin Pen Resurfacing Package – $799
- Includes 5 treatments/area – scheduled 3-4 weeks apart
- CORE products – gentle clean, zen gel, raindrops, Elta MD sunscreen
Who is a Candidate
Skin Pen treats all skin types on the Fitzpatrick Scale presenting with signs of aging skin including fine lines, deep wrinkles, crepey skin, sun damage, skin laxity, large pores, acne scars, irregular and uneven skin texture. Some medications, lifestyles, and medical conditions may restrict or prohibit treatment.
What to Expect
Treatment area(s) is numbed with a topical numbing cream for 30 minutes before the treatment begins. Our medical aesthetician will first cleanse the face and degrease it with alcohol pads. During treatment micro-needles penetrate the skin’s surface. Most patients report no pain during or after treatment. A Zimmer cooler is on hand if needed for additional comfort. Treatment is followed by 20 minutes under the LightStim infrared light therapy for aging skin. Patients are advised not to wear makeup or sunscreen after treatment as the skin is very porous and this allows for the HA to penetrate more deeply into the dermis. Note: Patients with a history of cold sores will be proactively treated pre and post operatively with a prescription medication.
Downtime and Recovery
The treated area is moderately to significantly red immediately following treatment and can remain so for up to 24 hours post-treatment. Slight swelling can occur but subsides within 1-3 days. It is important to hydrate the skin sufficiently with raindrops and not scrub or exfoliate for 5 days following treatment. The day after treatment any residual redness can be covered with the Elta MD tinted sunscreen or mineral powder makeup. Sunscreen should be worn at all times during and after recovery when skin is exposed to sunlight, including indirect sunlight such as driving.
The skin’s appearance improves moderately after the initial treatment and significantly after the completion of six treatments. Optimal improvement is 30 days following your final treatment. Upon completion of the Skin Pen Rejuvenation package, the skin will be noticeably brighter, softer, fewer pronounced wrinkles, smaller pore size, acne scars will be less noticeable, and the overall complexion more luminescent.
How long do results last
After the treatment process, your new younger looking skin can stay looking that way for years to come. Of course, the aging process never stops so to maintain the results you get with the Skin Pen Rejuvenation package, limit sun exposure by protecting your skin with a physical sunblock such as CORE, made in the shade, or Elta MD. Continue to use the CORE skin care products at home and purchase one of the annual maintenance packages.
Add on products
- Glycolic or Lactic Acid Peel
- Collagen Mask
- Brightening Mask