Why Everyone Loves SkinPen

by | Apr 5, 2021

There’s a new kid in town and Austin Clinic is proud to include it in our toolkit for skin health and beauty. The Bellus Medical SkinPen is helping our patients achieve significant improvement to the appearance of their skin. In addition, following clinical trials, SkinPen is the first and only device of its kind to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of adult facial acne scars…and the only TGA-approved skin needling device available on the Australian market.

If you frown when you look at your skin in the mirror, this medical grade device available only in a doctor’s practice may be able to help you turn that frown upside down. That’s important because frowns lead to more wrinkles which lead to more frowns which…argh! You get the picture.

What Makes SkinPen Unique for Facial Rejuvenation?

Microneedling is old, but SkinPen treatments are new. Microneedling has been helping people improve their skin for over a century. The first technique involved rotating wheels and rasps. Doctors used it to treat acne scars, keratosis and hyperpigmentation. We’ve come a long way over the last 100 years. “SkinPen improves on microneedling by making it more precise and safer than ever,” says Dr. Austin, “and with precision comes improved results.”

SkinPen is also extremely versatile. “It can literally be used from head to toe,” reports Dr. Austin. “It’s effective on the forehead cheeks, neck, body, legs, and yes, even your feet.” SkinPen can be customised to a patient’s unique skin needs and works with the body’s natural processes to bring skin to an optimal level of health and beauty. 

SkinPen is also particularly well-suited to patients who need a rapid visit and rapid repair. A treatment takes under 1 hour and no downtime is required. Results start to become visible within 1-2 days. “Most patients need a series of treatments to achieve maximum rejuvenation,” says Dr Austin. “After that, patients are likely to enjoy clear, radiant skin for up to 6 months.”

8 Problems SkinPen Microneedling Helps You Solve

With its ultra-precise settings and excellent results, SkinPen is winning supporters for its ability to:

  • Reduce eye wrinkles 
  • Correct sun damage
  • Firm loose skin
  • Rejuvenate crepe-y skin
  • Reduce pore size
  • Lessen acne scarring
  • Soften smokers’ lines (lines above the upper lip)
  • Correct stress marks

12 Pinpoint Needles Mean Pinpoint Accuracy during Treatment

Shaped like a writing implement, the SkinPen is a microneedling device. Its sterile tip holds 12 pinpoint needles that can be adjusted to penetrate the skin to precise levels based on an individual patient’s rejuvenation needs and skin properties. The pinpricks trigger a healing response in the body. “That healing response results in the production of fresh new collagen and elastin, the building blocks of skin health and beauty,” explains Dr Austin. 

This is especially meaningful for patients ‘of a certain age’ whose skin looks wrinkled and deflated. “Collagen production is something we lose over time, at a rate of approximately 1% per year,” she says. 

How to Enjoy the Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling

Austin Clinic wants you to love the skin you’re in. If you’re dissatisfied with the tone, texture, or any aspect of your skin’s health and beauty, we invite you to contact us. Our skin experts may have just the answer you’ve been hoping for. If you know the treatment you’re interested in and are ready to take the next step, please use our online form to book your appointment with one of our team members. We may be able to see you as soon as tomorrow.