SkinPen is the world’s only FDA-cleared, UK Class 1, CE medical grade microneedling device.
So what does that actually mean?
Having these certifications means that the device and treatment is the safest and most effective microneedling treatment that you can have.
Microneedling treatments involve very small needles being passed over the skin to kick start your skin’s own healing abilities, causing skin regeneration and repair.
It does this by stimulating the collagen factories in the dermis to rebuild the scaffold that supports the skin, and also triggers angiogenesis to strengthen blood capillary network and reduce redness.
This means it’s great for general skin ageing (or prevention!), lax skin, pigmentation, scarring, lines, wrinkles, sallow skin, telangiectasia (“broken capillaries”) and much more.
This is THE gold standard skin rejuvenation treatment – if you are looking for the ultimate in non-invasive anti-ageing, look no further.
SkinPen Microneedling FAQs
How does SkinPen work?
The SkinPen device uses sterile, individually-sealed, disposable needle cartridges for the highest levels of patient safety and comfort. Every SkinPen needle tip is made up of 14 smaller needles, which penetrate vertically into the skin. This creates small, micro channels (up to 98,000 channels a minute!), while stimulating the skin’s natural ability to heal itself and increasing the production of new collagen.
Is a SkinPen treatment painful?
A lot of people think because of what the treatment is doing within the skin, that it’s going to be an uncomfortable treatment.
In fact, you’ll be quite surprised to hear that it isn’t!
A topical anaesthetic cream is applied before the needling device is passed over the skin, which means that little to no sensation is felt during the treatment.
The most you will probably feel is the vibration from the pen due to its oscillating system, which is designed to increase tolerance by diffusing the nerve sensation felt.
How will my skin feel after the treatment?
Immediately after your treatment, your skin will likely feel warm and tight, and could feel tender. It will likely look as if you have got sunburnt, but this colour subsides quickly.
You can see in the picture below an idea of how your skin may look after your treatment.
Your skin might feel dry and flake in the first few days following your treatment. Don’t pick at any skin cells that are shedding as this can lead to scarring.
You will be provided with an aftercare kit and homecare supplements as part of your treatment, and these must form part of your aftercare protocol to get the most from your SkinPen treatment.
How long does it take to see a result?
Visible results can usually be seen after just one treatment, however a course of treatments (generally one every 4-6 weeks) are usually recommended to get the most benefit.
Due to the regenerative systems that are fired up within the skin, the results continue to improve for up to 12 months following your SkinPen microneedling treatment.
Can anyone have the SkinPen treatment?
Due to the way the skin’s repair shop is stimulated from the microneedling, SkinPen is only available at Velvet if your skin has been pre-treated with appropriate homecare and treatments beforehand.
To get the most from the treatment and heal correctly, the skin must be in prime health. Without this pre-treatment results take longer to achieve, are not as good and can leave the skin in a compromised state of healing.
To get started on your skin health journey at Velvet, an advanced bespoke skin consultation is first needed, where a treatment programme can be mapped out with you for your individual skin’s needs.
Any skin colour and skin type can have this treatment, and although there are some contra-indications to treatment, most people can have and would greatly benefit from SkinPen microneedling.
What happens during the treatment?
After your skin is cleansed, a topical anaesthetic will be applied.
Once this has had enough time to take effect, it is removed and the SkinPen procedure is started. The pen glides over the skin with the help of Skinfuse Lift HG, covering the whole face systematically.
Once the microneedling has finished, you will then go under the Dermalux LED panel. This helps to lower inflammation and increase healing, circulation and lymphatic drainage, ultimately improving the result of the treatment.
You will then be verbally reminded of your aftercare, which will also be sent to you via email following your treatment.
You will leave with all necessary homecare to look after your skin in the days following treatment, as well as homecare supplementation for the next 28 days.