SkinPen® Precision is a microneedling device that utilizes Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) to treat acne scars and help to improve the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, surgical scars, stretch marks and enlarged pores. SkinPen Precision is also found helpful in improving the cosmetic appearance of pigmentation conditions (Dyschromia) by returning the skin to a more normal pigmentation activity.
Collagen Induction Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure involving the movement of a pen-like device with an attached sterile, disposable cartridge tip containing small needles over the skin’s surface. The microneedles puncture the skin and create tiny micro injuries that are not visible to the naked eye. These tiny punctures stimulate tissue regeneration through the process called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) which improves the appearance of the skin.
The process of CIT is instigated through the breaking of the old and damaged strands of collagen in target tissues via microneedling. This leads to the production of new collagen, which improves the structure and function of the skin while improving its appearance. It generally takes at least up to 3 months before a physical improvement can be seen, and multiple treatments may be required to achieve desirable results.
SkinPen® Precision is simple, comfortable*, and effective for skin rejuvenation in as little as 30 minutes.
Collagen and elastin are the essential protein fibers in the skin that give it support and elasticity. As we age, those fibers break down leading to fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and large pores. Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as microneedling is a way to address these concerns. Collagen plays a key role in scars, such as those formed from acne or surgery. Improper signals in pigmentation lead to dyschromia (Hyper or hypopigmentation conditions). Skin remodelling can have an important role in the improved appearance of these conditions.
Light Numbing Topical anaesthetic is administered to assure maximum comfort during the treatment.
SkinPen Precision creates thousands of controlled microchannels in the skin to elicit your body’s natural wound healing cascade. This healing process works at the site of treatment to remodel the tissue to give your skin a younger, firmer, and radiant appearance.
Hydrate to Protect the LIFT Hydrogel is applied to the treatment area to help reduce friction for easy gliding and comfort.
The following are expected following SkinPen® Precision procedures with experiences varying between clients:
CIT procedures are generally deemed minimally invasive with a low risk of adverse events and complications as long as treatment instructions and pre and post skin care advice is followed effectively. Most adverse events and complications are directly associated with poor skin care post procedure and not following instructions pre and post procedure.
Depending on the individual, some clients may be able to resume normal activities immediately following a SkinPen® Precision procedure with other resuming normal activities the day after. The exception to this is exercise and activities that induce sweating and heat, as they may aggravate the skin post-procedure. For further guidance please refer to the post-treatment skincare guide in this booklet.
CIT procedures may improve the appearance of acne and surgical scars, however they cannot completely remove them.
CIT procedures may improve the appearance of pigmentation conditions, however cannot completely remove it or prevent it from coming back again.
Every client varies with regards to their treatment needs, with most skin concerns requiring more than one procedure to achieve results. Your treating practitioner will create a treatment plan based on your individual needs and explain this to you during your first consultation. This plan may need to be reviewed over time.
Some results achieved through CIT procedures may last for a longer period of time than others. Due to this reason further procedures may be required to maintain results
It may take up to 3-6 months to see results with SkinPen® Precision. This is because beneficial effects associated with CIT rely upon the wound healing process within the skin which takes time, hence results may take this long to physically appear
It is essential that you only use skincare products recommended by your treating practitioner following your SkinPen® Precision procedure. This is due to your skin having microchannels within it that can enhance the absorption of topically applied products for 24-48hrs post procedure. Various products may lead to allergic reactions and the formation of unwanted adverse skin reactions, hence any product that has not been approved by your treating practitioner should not be applied due to this risk.
SkinPen® Precision has not been clinically trialled for the intended use of needling of transdermal delivery of topical substances into the skin.