SkinPen Microneedling




SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen microneedling is a medical microneedling procedure aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to generate new skin cells which makes the skin smoother, brighter, and healthier. Hence, it is also called collagen induction therapy.

At Skin Enhance and Wellness Dr Tash uses the FDA-cleared medical device SkinPen microneedling device. The SkinPen is an advanced electronically powered device that uses 14 sterile needles to vertically pierce the skin to create thousands of tiny holes within seconds. This injury to the skin stimulates the natural healing process as it begins to break down old rigid collagen and release serum growth factors which stimulate new collagen and elastin development. This is a complete skin remodeling process.

The SkinPen microneedling results are equivalent to lasers but at a fraction of the cost and with less downtime and minimal damage to the integrity of the skin.

How is the SkinPen microneedling device superior to Dermal rollers?

Unlike manual rollers, the SkinPen creates vertical channels which are designed to achieve a uniform effect, with minimal superficial damage. Dermal Rollers create V-shaped holes as they enter and leave the skin which is unnecessary trauma to the skin. Moreover, due to the vertical insertion mechanism, the needles can easily pierce scar tissue.

The speed is much higher achieving thousands of piercings per minute meaning the treatment time is lower while achieving superior results.

The number of insertions is much higher than the dermal rollers per square meter while the discomfort is much lower resulting in overall better results.

The SkinPen has adjustable needle depth so specific areas can be treated safely and effectively for example, under the eyes, side of the nose, and across the top lip. This easier maneuverability around all facial contours results in a more uniform treatment.

The SkinPen causes minimal superficial damage which means less pain and redness post-treatment.


This method of skin rejuvenation treats multiple skin concerns including:

Acne scars

 Fine lines and wrinkles

Sun-damaged skin such as sun or age spots


Enlarged Pores

Surgical Scars

Stretch marks

Skin tightening, lifting, and rejuvenation.

SkinPen microneedling
skinpen microneedling

At a Glance

NUMBER OF TREATMENTSUsually 3-4 treatments 4-6 weeks apart with maintenance programme afterwards. The number of treatments depends on the condition being treated.
ANAESTHETICTopical cream for 20 - 30 mins before procedure
BACK TO NORMALUsually immediate however some may experience some warmth, redness and the skin might feel tighter than usual. Mild skin peeling may occur for up to 1 week.
FINAL RESULTSVaries but some noticeable improvement 4-6 weeks after 1 treatment
DURATION OF RESULTSUp to 1 year or maybe permanent
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONSSoreness, redness, skin irritation, infection.
PRECAUTIONS POST PROCEDUREAvoid for 24hrs: strenuous exercise/ makeup.
Avoid for 3days: active/prescriptive skincare containing alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, vitamin A and C. Avoid emollients, dyes/colouring agents.
Avoid for 14-28days: Direct sun exposure .
ContraindicationsPregnancy and Breastfeeding.
What conditions is this suitable for?Acne scars (not active acne), Hyperpigmentation, Fine lines and wrinkles of face and décolletage. Stretch mark reduction.
Any pre-treatment necessary?Anyone suffering with cold sores would be advised to have prophylactic treatment
Disclaimer: Each person is unique so there will always be variations in individual response to treatment, recovery, and downtime following treatment. Please bear in mind that the above are estimates. Please book an appointment with me so that I can tailor your treatment plan for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?
The treatment is carried out using a device with a number of sterile, fine, small needles that are moved over the surface of the skin to create many microscopic puncture wounds. This damage encourages the skin to produce new collagen and elastin, which makes the new skin thicker, plumper and more youthful looking. The new layer of skin will be free from any spots or marks.
What is so special about this treatment?
Collagen Induction therapy is a popular treatment because it is chemical-free and induces the body to naturally heal itself. The side effects are minimal, and the results last for a long time. It is effective for all skin types.
Will it hurt?
A local anaesthetic is usually applied for 20-30 minutes before the procedure and most patients report a little discomfort. Some patients experience a tingling sensation in some areas. Whilst most patient do not bleed a small number may experience a little bleeding.
How long does it take?
The procedure itself is very quick lasting about 20-30 minutes.
What can I expect after the treatment?
The skin might feel warm and tight for 1-2 hours after the procedure. There may be some redness present for a few days that looks a bit like sunburn. It is advisable not to wear and makeup and you should avoid strenuous exercise for the first 72 hours after the procedure. You will be given advice on skincare post procedure, as your skin will be sensitive for a few days. It is very important that you wear sunscreen for at least one week post procedure. Avoid intensive sunlight for 2-3 weeks post procedure. It is recommended to have a good skincare routine with sunscreen following the procedure to gain optimal results. Aftercare information sheets will be provided post procedure and I will be happy to advise you on what will be the best for your skin.
How many treatments will I need to see results?
The usual recommendation for treatment and the frequency and number of sessions will depend on the condition being treated. However, you would see noticeable improvement after 4 weeks after the first treatment. The treatment benefits continue over the following months, providing natural and long lasting enhancement. Sometimes treatment modalities are combined to give optimum results for some conditions. I will discuss this with you in greater detail during your initial consultation.
How long do the effects last?
The results of the treatment are permanent as the repaired cells do not revert back however treatment will not stop new lines and wrinkles forming with ageing so maintenance treatment is recommended.
How do I maintain a blemish free skin?
It is recommended that you have maintenance Collagen Induction therapy with or without a prescription based skincare routine.


before and after skinpen microneedling
SkinPen Before and after
before and after skinpen microneedling

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