How is the procedure performed?
The skin is cleaned and a topical numbing cream is applied. After 15-20 minutes this is removed, your skin is wiped over with an anti-septic solution and then the procedure will begin. Serum is infused while the guide glides over your skin and micro-needles penetrate to a desired depth (between 0.25mm to 2.5mm). Minimal discomfort is felt, usually bony areas (forehead and top lip/chin) are the places you will feel the most discomfort.
Once the entire area has been worked over, you may experience uniform redness, or blotchy redness. Your skin may feel a little tight and sensitive to the touch and have mild swelling. Post-cream is applied to nourish the skin, and the treatment is done. Treatment from start to finish is 1-1.25 hours, the needling is not a big portion of this.
At Skinologie, we perform SkinPen™ 2 ways:
- CIT using a TGA-Listed Hydrogel.
- CIT using a serum made from your own blood called RegenPRP. This an autologus platelet-rich plasma serum (additional cost for this method)
Research shows both methods to be successful in enhancing the outcomes of skin needling, but you may get better results in having a combination a course of treatments using both serum options.