How does SkinPen work?
The procedure creates many microscopic punctures in the skin’s outer layers. The device contains 14 stainless steel surgical-grade needles validated for sharpness, durability and penetration depth. These micro-channels that have been made to stimulate collagen synthesis. As these punctures heal, the remodelling process works to improve the appearance of ageing and texture and reduce the appearance of pigmentation and acne scarring.
How much does SkinPen Precision cost?
SkinPen Precision starts from £400.
What happens during SkinPen?
Your practitioner will cleanse your skin and apply a thin layer of numbing cream. This is left for around 20 to 30 minutes. Once removed, a cooling HG gliding gel is then applied and your practitioner will then begin the procedure, separating the area being treated into different sections. Once treatment is completed, any excess product will be massaged into the skin.
What does my skin look like immediately after SkinPen treatment?
Your skin will have a moderate to severe redness, sunburned like appearance. Your skin can feel tight and dry. You may get pinpoint blood spots which will appear slightly darker than the rest of the face which is completely normal.
What is the downtime for SkinPen treatment?
Redness can last up to 1 week and most patients will have mild-severe peeling depending on the depth of the treatment. Peeling of the skin can start from day 1, 2 or 3. This peeling can last up to 2 weeks and varies on each patient which is completely normal. We advise not to pick any peeling skin as this can lead to further skin problems such as scarring and pigmentation.
Can I go straight back to work after SkinPen treatment?
You will not be able to apply any makeup coverage on the skin for 48 hours. After this time frame, you are able to apply make-up if any redness is still apparent on the skin.
However, please bear in mind when your skin is peeling, makeup will not appear on the skin smoothly and sometimes the peeling can be quite excessive.
Which treatment depths does SkinPen use?
We tailor the treatment depending on skin concern, this varies between 0.25mm and 1.5mm depths.
We may not use the same depth on every part of the face depending on the concerns and result you want to achieve.
Does SkinPen treatment hurt?
As numbing cream is applied, it shouldn’t feel uncomfortable. However, you may still feel a slight pin prick sensation and some areas, such as the forehead, can be a little more sensitive in regards to discomfort.
How many SkinPen treatments do I need?
On average a course of 3 to 6 sessions is recommended, this can be every 2, 4, or 6 weeks apart depending on treatment depth and concern.
Is SkinPen right for you?
Your practitioner will assess and advise you accordingly if SkinPen Precision is the right treatment for you. It can be performed safely and effectively on all skin types.
How long before I see results from SkinPen treatment?
In general, you will notice a smoother skin appearance and feel tighter. However specific concerns such as scarring, fine lines and wrinkles will start to improve after 8 to 12 weeks. Each patient’s results will differ.