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SkinPen is a medical micro-needling (or skin needling) device. Micro-needling is a form of collagen induction therapy, using tiny needles to stimulate the body’s natural wound healing response. In this response, new tissue and skin cells are formed, producing significant improvements to the tone and texture of the skin.
SkinPen is the only needling device recognised by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and can only be administered by medical practitioners, ensuring the highest class of sterility and depth precision. Compared to other needling treatments, SkinPen is safer, producing more dramatic results, with less downtime.
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The risks from SkinPen are minimal. On rare occasions, if not performed by trained professionals, infection or bruising may occur. At The Clinic, we employ only doctors and nurses to ensure the highest quality of care.
Due to the anaesthetic cream used, this treatment is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
The number of treatments required will depend on your individual skin type and concern. Generally, best results come from 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. A custom treatment plan that's right for you will be advised at your consultation.
Firstly, you'll speak to one of our trained nurses about your background and medical history. Your skin will be assessed and the nurse will ensure that the SkinPen treatment will fulfil your goals.
At your SkinPen appointment:
A local anaesthetic cream is applied and allowed to take affect for up to an hour. Then the nurse moves the SkinPen hand-piece around the face, gently stamping the skin to stimulate cell production and skin repair. Unlike other micro-needling treatments, SkinPen does not promote bleeding. Redness is normal, indicating a good result and will subside quickly. The procedure takes 90 minutes in total.
Without local anaesthesia, we would rate the pain of SkinPen at around 2.5/10. With local anaesthesia, the pain rating is reduced to around 0.5/10.
After your SkinPen session you may notice redness, some tingling and the sensation of heat, similar to that of mild sunburn. This will subside within 24-48 hours. The real results become evident after a week, with improvement in skin tone and texture. Effects on pigmentation and scarring will continue to improve with every treatment.
You should avoid the following for at least 24 hours:
It is also recommended to avoid the following for two weeks:
Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching on the treatment area. If you have swelling you can apply an ice pack for a brief period to help with discomfort.
We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be used daily. If you are under the sun for prolonged periods of time, sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least once every two hours.
Whilst we have seen amazing results from this treatment, please know that results vary and we cannot make guarantees. We recommend coming and speaking to our registered nurses for an in-depth consultation. They will discuss in detail how the treatment works, whether it will be right for your skin type and the expected results in line with your skin goals.