The SkinPen by Bellus Medical is a medical grade, state of the art precision micro-needling tool available through Fountain of Youth MD. It stimulates your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen formation creating healthier skin. The repair process of your skin is accelerated by SkinPen through the creation of microscopic channels, which allow products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin resulting in better product outcomes.
What are the benefits of SkinPen?
There are numerous benefits received through use of the SkinPen due to new collagen production reversing years of sun damage. It is designed to address acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, large pores, fine lines and wrinkles. It improves overall tone and texture, brightens and tightens skin, with little or virtually no down time.
Who is a candidate for SkinPen Microneedling?
One of the most exciting things about the SkinPen is that it can be used on all types of skin. However, the treatment is not recommended for pregnant women, patients with a history of keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular disease, or cardiac abnormalities, a hemorrhagic disorder or hemostatic dysfunction, active cold sores, or bacterial or fungal infection.
What areas of the body can be treated with SkinPen?
The SkinPen is very versatile and can be used on all parts of the body, face, neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. This makes it especially helpful in addressing acne scars on the back and stretch marks on the body.
What can I expect during a SkinPen treatment?
The unique design of the SkinPen allows for individualized settings, which makes the treatment comfortable for most patients. The SkinPen works by using a sterile and disposable cartridge containing 12 micro-needles that are attached to the tip of the SkinPen. A thin layer of topical serum is applied to your skin and the appropriate micro-channeling treatment depth is selected for your unique type of skin. Next, in a gentle motion the pen is glided across the targeted repair areas. The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated as well as the severity of skin damage.
What can I expect following a SkinPen procedure?
Immediately following the treatment you will notice some slight redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn). Dr. Luz will recommend product protocols to aide with your skin’s natural healing process. The total healing time depends on the treatment and the depth of repair process required. On average, patients’ skin appears pink for 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours.
When will I see the results of SkinPen?
Many patients notice healthier looking skin immediately, and the natural repair process continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Because true dermal collagen remodeling takes place over time, it may take up to 3-6 months following your last treatment session to see your final results.
How many SkinPen treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will be determined based upon your individual treatment goals and the health of your skin. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 4-6 week intervals.