What is SkinPen®?
SkinPen® by Bellus Medical is the first microneedling device in the world cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 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 and step out with confidence.
How does microneedling work?
SkinPen® creates controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process while minimizing cellular damage. The result: effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
SkinPen® is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of acne scars. In fact, 90% of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the treatment to friends and family. It’s a minimally invasive procedure performed in-office with little downtime. As the first FDA-cleared microneedling device, SkinPen® sets the industry standard for safety.
Will it work for me?
Unlike most alternatives, SkinPen® has been clinically proven to be effective for women and men with skin ranging from light to very dark. SkinPen® treatments, when properly spaced and overseen by a physician, can be used for years.
Is it safe?
Yes, by design. SkinPen®’s patent-pending – and single-use – sterile needle cartridge is built with safety in mind. SkinPen® is also surrounded by a proprietary BioSheath that acts as a barrier to prevent cross contamination between procedures. Safety measures like these are part of the reason SkinPen® is the first microneedling device cleared by the FDA.
Does it hurt?
The feeling associated with the treatment is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating cartridge tip makes the treatment more comfortable. The procedure takes 15-45 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What Should I Expect Post-Procedure?
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total recovery time depends on the position of the pen and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red for two-to-four days and may have some dryness and continued healing for up to one week. Some patients heal completely in 24-48 hours. Utilizing certain topicals after the treatment can speed up the healing process and maximize your results.