Skinpen-Precision

Micro Needling – SkinPen

Micro-needle therapy is a controlled injury to the skin with a medical device. Pinpoint punctures are made in the skin, and the body responds by initiating the healing process by releasing growth factors and triggering the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. It can be safely performed on all skin colours and types, with minimal risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The resulting treatment helps to reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone, making the skin smoother, brighter, healthier and younger looking.

As the results of the treatment are cumulative, a course of treatments are recommended, with a maintenance programme to maintain the results.

Post Procedure

  • Treated area should resemble moderate sunburn and may feel warmer and tighter than normal (normally reduces by 50% within 1 to 2 hours)
    use tepid water to cleanse the treated area for 48 hours
  • Ensure hands are clean when touching the treated area
  • Make-up free for 12 hours post procedure
  • Apply moisturising cream until redness subsides
  • Continue sunscreen for 2 weeks
  • Resume normal skin routine when redness subsides

Contraindications

  • Herpes simplex, skin infections, warts or raised moles
  • Skin cancer, sola keratosisHistory of keloid scars
  • Allergy to local anaesthetics
  • Anti-coagulant therapy
  • Haemophiliacs
  • Aspirin
  • Taking medication or dietary supplements which alter platelet function and bleeding times e.g. Omega 3
  • Immuno-suppressed (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, high doses of corticosteroids, uncontrolled diabetes melitus)
  • Active acne, eczema, psoriasis
  • Lupus (auto-immune disease)
  • Active rosacea
  • Skin that is numb or lacking in sensation
  • Recent ablative dermal procedures
  • Taking oral retinoids
  • Pregnancy/Lactation