SkinPen by Bellus Medical is a small handheld medical instrument used to undo years of sun damage on the skin, improve the appearance of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, large pores, stretch-marks , fine lines and wrinkles as well as enhance the overall appearance of aging skin instantly, with no downtime following the procedure.
Small in size, SkinPen can be extremely versatile and be used on many parts of the body such as neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. A SkinPen treatment typically takes 20-60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated, number of areas and the severity of damage on the skin.
After one treatment, patients can see a noticeable improvement in their skin included improvement in scars, wrinkles, skin discoloration, stretch marks, or large pores. This technology enables the skin to help recoup some of its elasticity and reduce the size of pores as well as produce a more radiant, even skintone. Administered in the comfort of both of our flagship clinics in Memorial City and The Woodlands, SkinPen can be used on virtually any area of the body, and it has proven to achieve exceptional skin rejuvenation results with little to no downtime.
Benefits of SkinPen
Unique from other microneedling devices, SkinPen uses straight needles that are both adjustable and disposable, allowing for customized treatment of different skin types and thicknesses, as well as a greater degree of safety.
Other benefits include:
- Minimally invasive treatment with no downtime
- No thermal energy or skin removal required
- Relatively quick treatment with no significant downtime
- Can be used on all skin types
- Can treat skin on the face, neck, chest, abdomen, back, arms, hands, and legs
How SkinPen works?
During treatment, SkinPen creates hundreds of vertical, microscopic channels in the targeted area of skin. These fractionated “injuries” to the dermis effectively initiate the production of new collagen and elastin as the body heals itself, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance as the skin naturally heals itself.
Some minor swelling and redness similar to that of a sunburn may occur immediately after the SkinPen procedure, though these symptoms should fade relatively quickly most within 24 hours. Most patients are able to resume their normal daily routines the same or following day using makeup to cover any signs of treatment, if necessary.
Results generally appear within a week and often gradually improve as more healthy cells are produced while the treated skin continues healing and regenerating. Depending on the particular areas and/or concerns being addressed, multiple SkinPen treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal outcomes.
SkinPen can be a fantastic way to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin for a healthier, more youthful look and feel.
Who is a good candidate for SkinPen?
SkinPen is a gentle and effective treatment so it can be safely deployed on all skin colors and types. It is not recommended for pregnant women however but for the most part that is an exception to the rule.
How many treatments are recommended?
Most patients in our flagship clinics are put on a 2-4 treatment aesthetic plan each spaced around 4 weeks apart of optimal results. During the initial consultation at MD Aesthetica, one of our trained team members will help you determine how many SkinPen treatments would be optimal to reach your goals.
Is there any special aftercare post-treatment?
At MD Aesthetica we would be pleased to help you maintain your beautiful new complexion. Our trained skin specialist would provide recommendations for a custom regimen and answer any questions you may have on maintaining your results.