Complexions rejoice! SkinPen medical microneedling treatments are improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars on faces around the world. The SkinPen in a medical-grade device that allows us to deliver precisely targeted treatments for optimal results. The treatments work with your skin to improve troublesome problems such as acne scars as it helps correct pigmentation issues, improve pore size, and firm skin texture.
SkinPen is versatile and can be used on the body from the face on down. SkinPen’s tailored-to-you benefits, its dramatic (yet natural) results, plus quick easy-in/easy-out treatment session time have made it a standard bearer in microneedling for facial rejuvenation. It is the only TGA-approved skin needling device available on the Australian market.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a SkinPen?
SkinPen is a microneedling device in the shape of a pen. The tip holds miniscule surgical steel needles that can be adjusted so they penetrate the skin to a specific level to suit each patient’s specific needs.
Who is a good candidate for skin rejuvenation with SkinPen?
SkinPen is right for you if you enjoy good physical and mental health and understand the reality of how aesthetic treatments can benefit you. SkinPen does not use any active ingredients or laser/light components, so it’s a recommended treatment for sensitive skins, darker skin tones and acne.
Who should not have a SkinPen treatment?
Medical microneedling has been proven to be effective for all skin types, but it is not recommended for people who:
- Are experiencing an acne flare-up
- Suffer from herpes
- Have warts
- Suffer from eczema (moderate to severe)
- Have a medical condition or disease that tends to cause scaring
- Have had chemo/radiation therapy (not limited to cancer patients)
What skin problems can SkinPen help resolve?
Improving on traditional microneedling with a higher level of precision, SkinPen can help:
- Reduce wrinkles around the eyes
- Smooth neck wrinkles
- Soften lines above the upper lip
- Reduce pore size
- Reduce acne scars
- Correct sun damage and hyperpigmentation
- Firm sagging skin
- Plump deflated skin
How long is a SkinPen treatment session?
Treatment sessions are 60 minutes on average, including time for the application of a topical anaesthetic cream to be applied. Factors that can affect treatment time include:
- The size of the area to be treated
- The number of areas to be treated
- The severity of damage to the skin
What happens before a SkinPen treatment?
Prior to your treatment session, you will speak to an Austin Skin staff member regarding your medical history and other issues that might affect treatment. Your skin will be examined to ensure SkinPen is the best way for you to achieve your skin rejuvenation goals.
What happens during a SkinPen microneedling treatment?
The handheld SkinPen device is moved around your face to create tiny, sterilised wounds in your skin. These controlled wounds stimulate cell production, collagen production, and natural skin repair, giving your skin a fresher, more radiant appearance.
Does a SkinPen skin treatment hurt?
Most people who choose SkinPen microneedling say it’s virtually pain-free. The treatment itself begins with the application of a topical cream to numb your skin. (The effects generally last for an hour.)
What happens after a SkinPen treatment?
You go home! SkinPen microneedling is different than other microneedling treatments in that it does not promote bleeding. It‘s common for your skin to appear red and flushed for approximately 24-48 hours after treatment. Some patients report a sense of tingling and warm skin such as you might experience with mild sunburn.
Do I have to take precautions after SkinPen microneedling?
Yes. For 24 hours after treatment, you want to avoid activities that can stress your body:
- Avoid strenuous exercise
- Limit consumption of alcohol
For two weeks following your treatment:
- Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight
Avoid extreme temperatures of hot and cold
How many SkinPen sessions does it take to rejuvenate skin?
Typically, a series of 3 treatments, once every 4 weeks provide patients with the anti-ageing benefits they seek. People who advanced photo-ageing and deep wrinkles, as well as patients with acne scarring may require between 6 and 9 sessions, spaced every 4-6 weeks.
How long do the results of SkinPen microneedling treatments last?
No aesthetic treatment, not even surgery, can provide a happily ever after of smooth skin. The optimal results achieved after a series of microneedling treatments may last as long as 6 months. Many patients establish a maintenance program to ensure skin stays smooth, toned, and radiant.
What are the side effects of a SkinPen treatment?
There are a few expected and temporary side effects of a microneedling treatment. Swelling, redness, and skin flaking are all natural. They generally subside within 48 hours.
When can I resume my normal activities after SkinPen microneedling?
SkinPen treatments are non-surgical and minimally invasive. Patients may resume all their normal activities but are advised to avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol consumption for 48 hours. This gives the ‘wounded’ skin time to heal.
When will I see the results of my SkinPen treatment?
Once any initial redness, swelling, and skin flaking subside, your skin will likely be noticeably brighter and more toned.
What is the cost of SkinPen microneedling for skin rejuvenation?
The cost of SkinPen microneedling varies from person to person. A customised treatment protocol is developed for each patient, fine-tuned to his or her unique skin problems and goals. We invite you to talk things over with our team of medical skin care experts. Together you can design a SkinPen microneedling treatment that’s just right for your skin, your goals, and your budget, too.