You’ve heard of microneedling, but do you know how it actually works?
SkinPen® microneedling is also known as ‘collagen induction therapy’ so a favourite of mine to achieve optimal skin health.
It is a minimally invasive, medical-grade, skin rejuvenation procedure, in which a mechanical device is used to make thousands of painless needle punctures in your skin.
This controlled depth trauma triggers the body’s natural healing response, inducing it to make more collagen and elastin, leading to more glowing, youthful skin.
Not only do the tiny punctures induce the formation of collagen and elastin, but they also create tiny channels in the skin that serve as entry ports, allowing deeper penetration of products including vitamin serums and growth factors like platelet rich plasma.
Wondering whether SkinPen® Precision is for you?
This micro-needling skin re-modelling device is here to help with several skin conditions:
Fine lines and wrinkles
The collagen-induced by the controlled microchannels helps improve the appearance and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
Unsightly sunken scars can develop from cystic acne or from picking at your skin – stimulating your skin’s natural collagen production to help reduce the appearance of scarring and smooth the skin.
Pigmentation: Melasma, Vitiligo and Solar Lentigines (sun & age spots)
Different types of hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation can be treated with SkinPen® Precision, which stimulates the skin’s turnover of keratinocytes to reprogram hyperactive melanocytes in the pigmented area.
Collagen and elastin are essential for providing the skin with support and elasticity. Prompting the skin to produce more of these protein fibres can remodel the skin to appear brighter, plumped and more youthful.
What to expect from a microneedling appointment
- A topical numbing cream is applied to ensure you feel comfortable throughout the process.
- A protective hydrogel is then applied to help reduce friction, allowing easy gliding of SkinPen®.
- The microneedling treatment delivers thousands of controlled microchannels.
- Rescue calming complex is applied to soothe and protect the skin.