skinpen micro needling, gawler

SkinPen micro-needling, or collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive FDA approved cosmetic procedure involving tiny needles to create controlled punctures in the skin. By making these micro-injuries, skin needling triggers the body’s natural healing response, which produces new collagen and elastin fibers. As a result, skin appears firmer and smoother, and wrinkles and scars are reduced.

We use the latest micro-needling technology at Jennifer Carly Aesthetic Medicine to help you achieve younger, healthier-looking skin. Our well-experienced professionals will work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

FAQs On Skinpen Micro Needling

SkinPen creates hundreds to thousands of “micro” skin punctures per second to stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process – inflammation, proliferation, and remodelling – to prompt tissue remodelling without causing scar tissue formation. Most patients can return to normal activities within 24 hours.

By creating tiny micro-injuries in the skin, SkinPen triggers the body’s natural healing response, which includes increased collagen and elastin production. Over time, this can result in smoother, more even-toned skin, with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin needling can be performed on all skin types and is generally well-tolerated with minimal side effects. However, it is essential to consult with a certified practitioner to ensure that the treatment is appropriate for your specific goals and concern.

While SkinPen can improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, including melasma, it is not a guaranteed cure. The extent to which SkinPen can reduce the appearance of melasma may vary from person to person, and it is important to have realistic expectations. Cosmelan is an alternative option for melasma.

SkinPen should not be used on patients who have active skin cancer in the treatment area(s); open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area(s); an allergy to stainless steel or anesthetics; a hemorrhagic (bleeding) disorder or hemostatic (bleeding) dysfunction; are pregnant or nursing; or are currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane). Talk to your doctor to see if this treatment is right for you.

The number of SkinPen procedures you will need depends on your individual skin concerns and goals. Most people see significant improvement after a series of three to six treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart.

The results of SkinPen are long-lasting, but they are not permanent. Over time, the natural aging process and other factors may cause new lines and wrinkles to form, and additional treatments may be needed to maintain the results of SkinPen.

When performed by a licensed healthcare provider, SkinPen is generally considered safe. It is important to follow your provider’s instructions for post-treatment care to minimise the risk of complications. Before undergoing SkinPen treatment, your healthcare provider will conduct a thorough evaluation of your skin to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. They will also discuss the potential risks and benefits with you and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

After the SkinPen treatment, you may experience some redness and swelling, but these side effects are typically mild and subside within a few days. Most patients go back to their regular routine within 24 hours. You may also notice some peeling or flaking as your skin heals. It is important to follow your provider’s instructions for post-treatment care to minimise the risk of complications and to achieve the best possible results.