Skin Pen is a microneedling medical device that is FDA- approved for treatment of adult facial acne scars. However, Skin Pen works on more than just acne scars. Patients see significant improvement in overall skin tone and skin texture with the reduction of fine lines and discoloration as well. It has also shown some benefits in reducing stretch marks.
Skin Pen device uses a sterile tip containing 12 pinpoint needles to make small controlled minuscule, evenly spaced punctures into the skin. The small wounds created, will cause pinpricks of blood to rise to the surface in which will induce a wound healing response. This is the key to how microneedling works. Your body rushes in to patch up the “injury” by growing fresh new collagen and elastin, which will give the skin more strength and resiliency. All while stimulating collagen production over multiple treatments. Overall, patients will see fine lines and wrinkles disappear, enhanced improvement in skin tone and texture, and even reduction in large pores and acne scars. It’s also great for other skin surface irregularities like crepe skin and stretch marks.If we can stimulate collagen production, we can fight off wrinkles and keep our skin firm, plump and elastic, to create what Skin Pen patients refer to as an “overall youthful glow.”
Microneedling can be done by estheticians, whereas SkinPen procedure is strictly done by RN and above clinicians.