SkinPen FAQs

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Is It Safe?

SkinPen’s patented and single use sterile needle cartridge is built with safety in mind. The treatment is minimally invasive with little downtime. The SkinPen device is surrounded by a custom designed BioSheath that acts as a barrier to prevent cross contamination between procedures and patients.

Does It Hurt?

Everyone is different and some patients may experience a little discomfort. A topical anaesthetic cream is applied 20 minutes before to numb the treatment area. The treatment is not painless but most patients rate the discomfort at 2 out of 10 and describe it more like a vibration sensation than pain.

What To Expect After The Treatment?

Immediately after treatment, you may feel the treated skin is tight, dry and warm. Redness or a slight sunburn look will be noticed. Some people will experience mild to moderate swelling and sensitivity during the first few hours after treatment. Areas of pigmentation which have been treated may initially look darker- this is a normal response. You may also develop a thin layer of skin peeling in places. Most of the redness and peeling will be finished by 48 hours. After 3 days, there is rarely evidence that the treatment has taken place.

How Soon Will I See Results?

While individual results vary, some patients do see an immediate improvement. The natural healing process will continue to enhance the results in the weeks following treatment, with optimum results appearing around 3-6 months after the final treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

You will see visible results just after one treatment but multiple treatments may be required, depending on the skin concern. It is recommended for treatments to be 4-6 weeks apart to ensure optimal results.

Who Should not have a treatment?

SkinPen should not be used on patients who have:
– Active skin cancer in the treatment area
– Open wounds, sores or irritated skin in the treatment area
– Current viral, bacterial, fungal or parasitic infections
– Any keloid scars in the treatment area or elsewhere on the face or body
– Chronic Psoriasis, Eczema or other conditions
– An allergy to stainless steel or anaesthetics
– Bleeding disorder or bleeding dysfunction
– Prescribed medications for blood thinning such as Warfarin / Heparin
– Uncontrolled Diabetes
– Any collagen-vascular disease such as Scleroderma, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
– Are Pregnant / Lactating
– Currently taking drugs with the ingredient Isotretinoin
– Current severe active Acne vulgaris and active Acne rosacea

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