“Bellus Medical, a leader in medical aesthetics products and devices, has been granted clearance and marketing authorization by the FDA for its medical grade microneedling device, SkinPen® Precision, used exclusively by healthcare professionals for microneedling collagen induction Therapy. This is the first and only microneedling device in the industry to receive this important designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and sets a new standard as the only recognized Class II microneedling device available.”
What is SkinPen?
SkinPen® by Bellus Medical is a non-surgical, aesthetic microneedling device for the creation of “micro” skin punctures to improve the appearance of the skin. SkinPen is an automated microneedling technology device designed for use by medical professionals only. It is the only U.S. engineered and manufactured microneedling pen on the market, with patent-pending, medical grade stainless steel needle cartridge. It is a disposable cartridge with a lock out mechanism ensuring single use only.
How does SkinPen work?
SkinPen works by creating a series of hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, helping skin to look and feel healthier. SkinPen needles cycle at 100+ stamps/second, potentially creating 1600+ microchannels/second when moving the skin pen.
What are the benefits?
SkinPen procedures are beneficial to assist in reducing the signs of aging, improving the appearance of stretch marks and/or acne scars, as well as to rejuvenate aging skin.
The Benefits Of Your SkinPen Microneedling Procedure Include:
• Minimally invasive procedure performed in-office with little, to no recovery time
• Noticeable results in less than a day
• Safe for all skin types, light to dark
• Effective on all body parts, including face, neck and décolletage
• Post-procedure protocol for optimal results
Who is a candidate?
One of the most exciting things about SkinPen microneedling is that it can be used on all types of skin, on all skin colors.
Is microneedling with SkinPen only used on the face?
SkinPen’s variable needle depth allows for maximum versatility, making it safe and effective to use on many parts of the body, including the face, neck and décolletage. During your complimentary consultation we will discuss your specific needs.
Does the procedure hurt?
We apply a topical anesthetic to the skin prior to the procedure. This allows for a relatively pain-free experience.
What is the downtime and what side effects should I expect?
The total healing time depends on each individual patient. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for two-to-four days. Some patients may heal completely in 24 hours.
When will I see results?
Patients may notice healthier looking skin immediately. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress through the course of several weeks. Damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately. You may not see the final result for up to six months following your final session.
How many procedures are recommended?
The number of procedures required will be determined based upon your individual procedure goals and the overall health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of three procedures spaced about four weeks apart. We will develop a procedure and maintenance plan specific to you to help maintain the rejuvenating effects.
Can I wear make-up immediately following a procedure?
Patients typically can resume their normal makeup regimen two to three days following the SkinPen® procedure, depending on the area and type of procedure performed.
Can I get a SkinPen procedure if I’m pregnant?
SkinPen® is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.