SkinPen creates hundreds of tiny micro-channels in the skin with minimal damage to the epidermis. SkinPen disrupts the junctions between the skin cells, temporarily disrupting the skin’s barrier function. This brief, mechanical disruption does not cause the melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) in the epidermis to react by increasing pigment production and darkening the skin in a process called hyperpigmentation.
Micro-needling has been shown to help improve the appearance of acne scars. In one study of 60 patients with acne scarring, three micro-needling treatments resulted in a 31 percent improvement in skin texture, with no discoloration of the skin. Micro-needling was effective for all skin types.
Reasons to try SkinPen:
It’s safe. SkinPen has several safety features:
- An exhaust port prevents suction and reduces the risk of broken capillaries.
- Sterile, disposable needle cartridges reduce the risk of infection.
- Bio Sleeve technology eliminates cross-contamination by preventing fluids from leaking beyond the micro-needle cartridge
There are minimal side effects and downtime. You may experience some slight swelling, tenderness and redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) lasting a few days after your SkinPen procedure. Most people can return to their normal activities and conceal any side effects with makeup just one day after their SkinPen procedure.
There’s minimal risk of scarring and infections. Because SkinPen doesn’t remove or damage the epidermis and doesn’t trigger the inflammatory pathway, infections and scarring are unlikely.
It works on all skin types and colors. Because SkinPen doesn’t cause bleaching or hyperpigmentation, it can be used on all skin types, including darker skin that is more susceptible to hyperpigmentation.
It can be used on most body parts. Variable needle depths allow SkinPen to be safely used on most body parts.
It works in conjunction with Skinfuse.
Skinfuse is an easy-to-use skincare regimen specifically formulated to provide the nutrients your skin needs to optimize the results of the SkinPen procedure. Skinfuse products contain nutrients that support the skin after micro-needling and don’t contain ingredients that hinder the skin rejuvenation process.