SkinPen® FAQ

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What is SkinPen®?

Bellus Medical makes the amazing SkinPen®, which is a non-surgical, transient cosmetic micro-needling device which activates the self-repair process of the skin, improving the appearance of scars brought on by acne of various severities.

How does SkinPen® work?

SkinPen® works in 3 distinct phases. First, during treatment, a microscopic needle pierces through the dermal tissue, which will in turn activate the body’s natural immune system. Neutrophils and Macrophages (specific types of cells) are then sent to disinfect the area, clearing debris and bacteria, while also increasing blood supply. At this point your body will begin to create new skin. In the second phase, your own skin cells will continue to multiply and grow in treated areas, creating new skin that has stronger collagen and elastin. This gives you a fresh, youthful-looking appearance, reducing scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and even stretch marks. Finally, in the last phase, your skin contracts on its own and your body heals itself. This means tighter, smoother skin replaces your old skin.

What is micro-needling?

Micro-needling is a process that allows controlled induction of the skin’s own self repair system, making tiny, micro punctures to the skin, inciting and inspiring the skin to rejuvenate itself.

Is the SkinPen® process painful?

Though micro-needling might have an ominous ring to it, SkinPen® is virtually pain-free. Precise, tiny punctures coupled with application of topical anesthetic to the skin prior to the procedure, SkinPen® will ensure the least amount of discomfort during the procedure as possible.

How long does the procedure take to complete?

In most cases, Pinehurst Medical Clinic can complete your SkinPen® procedure in about 30 minutes. It’s a fast treatment that you can get done swiftly with very little recovery time.

How much recovery time come along with a SkinPen® treatment?

Healing time will always depend on the individual and their own healing process. But many patients completely heal within 24 hours. Slight swelling and/or redness/pinkness, much like a mild sunburn, might occur for 2-4 days in some cases. Individual results may vary.

How long does it take to see results?

Depending on the individual patient and the severity of the situation, results will vary. Generally, patients will notice healthier looking skin right away. As your own skin’s natural repair process progresses, damage that has occurred to your skin over time will begin to minimize. Results and progress will be ongoing, final results occurring in 3-6 months following final session.

How many sessions will I need?

Pinehurst Medical Clinic will work with you and establish realistic yet ambitious aesthetic enhancement goals. Together, we’ll determine the right amount of SkinPen® treatments that will achieve optimum results in your unique situation. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment at Pinehurst Medical Clinic. We’ll always tailor our treatments to fit your unique needs. Most patients will receive 3 treatments spaced out about 4 weeks apart. We have a plan for you. Together, we’ll help you achieve more radiant, youthful-looking skin.

What separates SkinPen® from other micro-needling procedures?

Great question! Traditional micro-needling dermarollers can bend or even break. They can risk acquiring rust and result in infection or even scarring with multiple uses. SkinPen® has a much better safety profile, using precise, straight needles which penetrate at a 90 degree angle, stimulating your skin’s natural ability to produce collagen. SkinPen® has the versatility to provide results for multiple skin conditions, including wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and stretch marks, improving your skin’s texture in the process. SkinPen® is minimally invasive and completely non-ablative. It’s also a procedure you can get done in-office at Pinehurst Medical Clinic with no down time.

Who is a candidate for SkinPen®?

SkinPen® has been shown to work on all skin types and all skin colors. We do recommend that those who are pregnant or nursing refrain from using the SkinPen® treatment. We advise all of our patients and clients to take proper precaution before undergoing this procedure. During your initial consultation Pinehurst Medical Clinic will ensure that the treatment will be safe and beneficial for you.

Contact Pinehurst Medical Clinic today to learn more about the ways that SkinPen® can benefit your skin. We believe in the power of non-surgical aesthetic enhancement procedures and work tirelessly to provide our patients and clients with effective alternatives that give you lasting results that bring out your skin’s inner beauty.

Confidence and Beauty Awaits you

Pinehurst Medical Clinic, Dermatology

205 Page Rd.

Pinehurst, NC 28374

Dermatologist Pinehurst
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