Top 10 Questions we get asked at Dermanude Skin Clinic for our SkinPen Microneedling Treatment

Top 10 Questions we get asked at Dermanude Skin Clinic for our SkinPen Microneedling Treatment

At Dermanude Skin Clinic, we get that selecting the best skincare procedure can be difficult. Where do you start and how do you know which treatment is right for your individual skin concern? 

In our last blog post we spoke about one of our most popular treatments at the clinic, and one of our favourites to perform; SkinPen Microneedling. The reason we love this treatment so much at Dermanude is due to its versatility and the variety of skin concerns that SkinPen Microneedling can treat such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores (just to name a handful!).

We get many questions daily at the clinic for this treatment, so we’ve put together everything you need to know for our best-selling treatment. Hopefully helping to answer some of your own questions too!

1. What is SkinPen Microneedling?

In our SkinPen blog we covered the details behind this truly mind-blowing treatment. SkinPen Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of our hand-held FDA approved device equipped with fine sterile needles to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing response, leading to the production of collagen and elastin, two essential proteins that help keep the skin looking youthful and radiant.

One of the key benefits of SkinPen Microneedling is that it is a non-invasive procedure that does not involve injections, chemicals, or heat application. Clients can feel comfortable throughout the procedure, as numbing cream is applied prior to treatment to minimise any discomfort. 

2. How does SkinPen Microneedling Work?

SkinPen Microneedling treatment involves gently & precisely gliding the pen over the skin to create small micro-channels. These micro-injuries activate the body’s natural healing response, boosting the production of collagen and elastin. As the skin recovers, it becomes firmer, smoother, and younger-looking. This process of skin remodelling allows us to treat a variety of different and complex skin concerns with one treatment modality. 

3. Is SkinPen Microneedling Painful?

Your comfort is our top priority here at Dermanude Skin Clinic! We use a topical numbing lotion prior to the procedure to alleviate any discomfort. Most clients claim that the therapy was well tolerated and that they felt little to no pain.

4. How long does a SkinPen treatment take?

The length of a SkinPen Microneedling treatment varies according to the area being treated and the specific concerns being addressed. An average treatment session lasts around 60 minutes. Our lead skin specialist, Tanya, will be able to advise you more on this during your SkinPen consultation. 

5. How many SkinPen treatments are recommended? 

The number of SkinPen Microneedling treatments recommended varies depending on the client’s skin issues and goals. In general, 3 to 6 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart are advised for best outcomes, again, Tanya will be able to advise you more on this during your personalised consultation.

6. Is there any downtime after a SkinPen Microneedling treatment?

Most clients have redness immediately after a SkinPen treatment, this usually resolves by 90% within the first 24 hours, within a few days all redness subsides. Some clients may notice slight flaking while their skin heals. However, compared to more intrusive procedures, downtime is limited, and you may usually return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. Makeup can be applied to the treatment area after 24 hours once the microchannels have closed. 

7. When can I expect to see results from my SkinPen Treatment?

SkinPen Microneedling produces gradual results that improve over time as the skin’s natural healing process continues. Many clients notice an improvement in their skin’s texture and tone within a few weeks of their initial treatment, with further improvement occurring over the following months.

8. Are there any side effects or risks associated with SkinPen Microneedling?

SkinPen Microneedling is regarded as a safe and effective therapy when conducted by a qualified and experienced expert. However, like with any cosmetic procedure, there are certain possible side effects to consider, such as redness and mild swelling & bruising. However, these are uncommon and can be reduced by following the post-treatment care guidelines supplied by Dermanude Skin Clinic.

9. Can I combine SkinPen Microneedling with another treatment when I visit Dermanude?

Absolutely! SkinPen Microneedling can be coupled with other skincare procedures to achieve better results. Microneedling is sometimes used in conjunction with our 35% TCA Peel to enhance collagen formation and improve overall skin health. Your skincare consultation is the perfect opportunity to sit down with Tanya who will advise you of what treatments will work best to achieve your ultimate skin goal!

10. Is SkinPen Microneedling suitable for all skin types?

Yes, SkinPen Microneedling works for all skin types, including sensitive skin. However, it is critical to arrange a consultation at Dermanude Skin Clinic beforehand to evaluate if the treatment is appropriate for you and to address any unique issues or considerations based on your skin type and condition.

We hope this addresses some of your burning questions about SkinPen Microneedling! If you have any additional questions or would want to schedule a consultation to learn more about our favourite treatment, please do not hesitate to contact us. At Dermanude Skin Clinic, we’re here to help you achieve your skincare objectives and get the glowing, youthful skin you deserve.

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