SkinPen is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art precision tool available only through skincare professionals. SkinPen works by creating a series of thousands of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate the skin's natural production of new collagen and elastin, helping skin to look and feel healthier.
SkinPen is the safest, most effective vertical microneedling device that offers state-of-the-art skin rejuvenating technology, and it's the only one on the market that is approved by the FDA. By creating a series of hundreds of vertical microscopic channels into the dermis, SkinPen stimulates the natural production of new collagen and elastin. Traditional microneedling dermarollers can bend, break, or even rust. As a result, infection or scarring may occur with reuse. SkinPen is different. Through an optimized micro-channel creation, SkinPen uses straight needles to penetrate at a 90 degree angle to stimulate your skin's natural ability to producte new collagen and elastin formation, encouraging your skin to look and feel healthier.
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), or microneedling, is the procedure by which the body’s natural response to healing is used to increase the amount of extracellular matrix such as collagen or elastin in the skin. The micro-channels created by the SkinPen allow for leakage of blood, serum, and lymph in a controlled and temporary manner. These “injuries” are enough to initiate the wound healing cascade which is composed of three basic phases.
Phase One | Inflammation: Activated by piercing the dermal tissue, platelets release cytokines and growth factors which act as signals for the body’s immune system. Neutrophils and macrophages cells are sent in to disinfect the wounds, clear the debris, increase the blood supply (a process called angiogenesis), and begin the creation of fresh, new cellular and extracellular materials (the granulation process).
Phase Two | Proliferation: In this stage, the fibroblasts (cells that make up much of the dermis and create the extracellular matrix) keratinocytes and epidermal cells continue to divide to populate the areas of damage and secrete growth factors and extracellular matrix, such as elastin and collagen.
Phase Three | Remodeling: At this stage, the wound has been replaced with new dermal tissues and the newly formed vasculature is now matured. The collagen in the newly formed tissue is now replaced with the stronger collagen and the tissue contracts to cause a “shrink-wrap” effect of the skin.
Most patients will see improvements after only one treatment, however, a series of treatments is typically recommended. Our highly trained team will advise you on the best treatment protocol to suit your needs. We offer complimentary skin analysis and consultation.