SkinPen Medical Microneedling
Medical microneedling is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to generate new skin cells which makes the skin smoother, brighter, and healthier hence it is also called Collagen Induction Therapy.
At Skin Enhance and Wellness Dr Tash is using the FDA-cleared medical micro-needling device SkinPen. The SkinPen is an advanced electronically powered device that uses multiple needles to vertically pierce the skin to create thousands of tiny holes within seconds. This injury to the skin stimulates the natural healing process as it begins to break down old rigid collagen and release serum growth factors which stimulate new collagen and elastin development. This is a complete skin remodeling process.
The SkinPen results are equivalent to lasers but at a fraction of the cost and with less downtime and minimal damage to the integrity of the skin.
How is the SkinPen superior to Dermal rollers?
Unlike manual rollers, the SkinPen creates vertical channels which are designed to achieve a uniform effect, with minimal superficial damage. Dermal Rollers create V-shaped holes as they enter and leave the skin which is unnecessary trauma to the skin. Moreover, due to the vertical insertion mechanism, the needles can easily pierce scar tissue.
The speed is much higher achieving thousands of piercings per minute meaning the treatment time is lower while achieving superior results.
The number of insertions is much higher than the dermal rollers per square meter while the discomfort is much lower resulting in overall better results.
The SkinPen has adjustable needle depth so specific areas can be treated safely and effectively for example, under the eyes, side of the nose and across the top lip. This easier manoeuvrability around all facial contours results in a more uniform treatment.
The SkinPen causes minimal superficial damage which means less pain and redness post-treatment.
This method of skin rejuvenation treats multiple of skin concerns including
Fine lines and wrinkles
Sun-damaged skin such as sun or age spots
Skin tightening, lifting, and rejuvenation.
At a Glance
|NUMBER OF TREATMENTS||Usually 3-4 treatments 4-6 weeks apart with maintenance programme afterwards. The number of treatments depends on the condition being treated.|
|PROCEDURE TIME||30 - 45mins
|RECOVERY TIME||24 hours|
|ANAESTHETIC||Topical cream for 20 - 30 mins before procedure|
|BACK TO NORMAL||Usually immediate however some may experience some warmth, redness and the skin might feel tighter than usual. Mild skin peeling may occur for up to 1 week.|
|FINAL RESULTS||Varies but some noticeable improvement 4-6 weeks after 1 treatment|
|DURATION OF RESULTS||Up to 1 year or maybe permanent|
|POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS||Soreness, redness, skin irritation, infection.|
|PRECAUTIONS POST PROCEDURE||Avoid for 24hrs: strenuous exercise/ makeup.
Avoid for 3days: active/prescriptive skincare containing alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, vitamin A and C. Avoid emollients, dyes/colouring agents.
Avoid for 14-28days: Direct sun exposure .
|Contraindications||Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.|
|What conditions is this suitable for?||Acne scars (not active acne), Hyperpigmentation, Fine lines and wrinkles of face and décolletage. Stretch mark reduction.|
|Any pre-treatment necessary?||Anyone suffering with cold sores would be advised to have prophylactic treatment|
Disclaimer: Each person is unique so there will always be variations in individual response to treatment, recovery, and downtime following treatment. Please bear in mind that the above are estimates. Please book an appointment with me so that I can tailor your treatment plan for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
What is so special about this treatment?
Will it hurt?
How long does it take?
What can I expect after the treatment?
The skin might feel warm and tight for 1-2 hours after the procedure. There may be some redness present for a few days that looks a bit like sunburn. It is advisable not to wear and makeup and you should avoid strenuous exercise for the first 72 hours after the procedure. You will be given advice on skincare post procedure, as your skin will be sensitive for a few days. It is very important that you wear sunscreen for at least one week post procedure. Avoid intensive sunlight for 2-3 weeks post procedure. It is recommended to have a good skincare routine with sunscreen following the procedure to gain optimal results. Aftercare information sheets will be provided post procedure and I will be happy to advise you on what will be the best for your skin.
How many treatments will I need to see results?
How long do the effects last?
How do I maintain a blemish free skin?
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Five Good Reasons To Choose Skin Enhance And Wellness
Just what makes our cosmetic skin and wellness clinic so unique?
Here are five reasons why you should choose us when you are considering cosmetic treatment.
- The guiding principle of Skin Enhance And Wellness is to deliver exceptional patient care and Dr Tash always has her patient’s welfare at heart.
2. You start with a face-to-face consultation and there will be plenty of time to consider all your options, and ask any questions you might have before you decide, together with Dr Tash, what treatment is right for you.
3. Dr Tash will work with you to identify the correct solution for you, one that is appropriate for your needs and meets your expectations.
4. Dr Tash only ever uses the best products that are sourced for her clinic through official UK Pharmacies eliminating, as far as is possible, any risk to her patients and assuring the quality of the treatments given.
5. While Dr Tash knows that to most people having cosmetic treatment is all about being more confident, she firmly believes that consultation can also help to reduce any emotional and psychological effects that a patient might be experiencing with some skin conditions. There are many other things that Dr Tash can advise you on, and these include professional skincare products and maintaining healthy skin and wellbeing.