SkinPen MicroNeedling at Refine Aesthetics
The BEST MicroNeedling Clinic
WHAT IS SKINPEN?
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the only microneedling device in the world cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment – and step out with confidence.
HOW MICRONEEDLING WORKS
The SkinPen microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin.
There are three phases to the wound repair process:
Phase I: Inflammation.
Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
Phase II: Proliferation.
The wound is re-built with new granulation cells, as well as a temporary (type III) collagen and elastin, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
Phase III: Remodeling.
The wound has been replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels. The type III collagen in the newly formed tissue is replaced with stronger type I collagen, which can contract to create a tightening or “shrink wrap” effect on the skin.
Here’s what you can expect from a SkinPen treatment:
A plan for optimal results
Refine may recommend a course of procedures based on your individual goals. Maintenance of your procedure might require multiple treatments.
A comfortable procedure
Based on your needs, Refine will likely apply a topical numbing agent to the treatment area.
A short procedure time
The treatment will likely take 30 minutes to one hour.
A mild sensation
Most patients report feeling only the slight vibration of SkinPen during the procedure.
Minimal post-procedure effects
The skin will appear slightly pink to red immediately post-procedure, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. Additionally, the most common treatment responses experienced were dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, discomfort, tenderness, and burning. These conditions resolved over time without any further complications. Please see patient labeling for detailed safety information.
Your clinician will provide Skinfuse® LIFT, a clean, non-cytotoxic hydrogel used to prevent the skin from drying out post-treatment.
An effective post-procedure protocol
Refine might recommend an aftercare regimen. Ask about Skinfuse, Bellus Medical’s 90-day protocol specifically formulated to support your skin following microneedling.
Before and After
See for yourself why SkinPen MicroNeedling is a growing part of the 2.5 million annual skin rejuvenation and renewal procedures worldwide in our gallery of SkinPen pre-and-post-procedure® photos.