The SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the world’s first microneedling equipment accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Clinically attested to safely and efficiently treat facial acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, firmer and more toned skin for ages 22 and over.
The SkinPen is an aesthetic process which involves safely piercing the skin with tiny sterile probes in order to induce the production of collagen and elastin fibres, in a controlled, sterile environment. The probes enter the skin vertically without tearing or scratching the tissue, causing inflammation and triggering a wound healing response. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced a month apart, you can improve your skin’s appearance for up to six months from your last treatment. Step out with confidence.
Medical skin-needling, sometimes also called Collagen Induction Therapy or Dermarollering is a long-established procedure used to treat a wide range of skin issues, such as acne scarring, changes in skin tone and texture, sun-damaged or ageing skin, plus lines and wrinkles on the face and décolletage. During treatment, the practitioner will apply the manual Dermaroller to the treatment area. The action of rolling this small cylindrical device across the skin, which has rows of tiny needles embedded in it, creates thousands of micro-medical needle-columns. Each needle-column is microscopic, around 0.1mm in width, penetrating into the dermis of the skin. Although tiny, the needle-columns will stimulate the process of repair and regeneration within the body, encouraging new cell growth, smoothing out lines, wrinkles and scars and improving the appearance of skin tone and texture. Depending on the patient’s individual skin complaint, the practitioner can adjust the speed, intensity and depth of the treatment.
When treating areas on the body, such as for stretch marks, we use the Genuine Dermaroller. The process works in much the same way whereby micro-medical needle-columns are made in the surface of the skin in order to stimulate cell repair.
Our different Dermaroller treatments have a good comfort level and usually, our practitioners will apply a light topical anaesthetic to the treatment area in order to minimise any discomfort. We also have a number of topical solutions that we can apply during treatment in order to promote healing and enhance the procedure. Treatment is typically fairly painless and although you might experience some discomfort and redness, this is usually minimal and is easily treated with over-the-counter pain medication.
When Will I See a Difference?
Although the process of cell regeneration starts to occur soon after the treatment, results won’t really be visible for around six weeks. During this time, collagen production is increased and new collagen is formed, skin cell regeneration occurs and blood supply to the surface of the skin is enhanced, bringing about a natural and long-lasting improvement in the look and feel of skin. Generally, we recommend a series of three treatments, with at least six weeks between them. We may recommend more treatments if necessary, depending on your particular skin complaint.