This procedure is performed at our Gheringhap St., Geelong Clinic
ABOUT SKINPEN - SKIN NEEDLING
SkinPen is a micro-needling system also known as CIT (collagen induction therapy) that helps to reduce the signs of ageing, improve the appearance of acne scars, large pores, uneven skin texture, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
The SkinPen micro-needling device is the only medical grade needling device that is TGA (Therapeutic goods administration of Australia) approved in Australia. The needling device heads are all single use with a lockout feature, making them safe and hygienic.
Micro-needling creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. This assists the promotion of collagen and elastin, these two proteins makeup the skins scaffolding and extremely important for youthful looking skin.
Skin pen treatment can be performed all year round with no risk of treating over the sunny months, unlike laser treatments. It can also be performed on all skin types from fair to dark skins and all body areas including face, neck, décolletage, hands and stretch marks on the body.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Virtually anyone can have the skin pen needling treatment as it is great for general rejuvenation. Many people are having CIT (collagen induction therapy) as a preventative method for antiaging purposes in their late twenties and early thirties.
Skin pen can be beneficial for many skin concerns including
– Ageing- skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles and sagging.
– Pigmentation- hyperpigmentation on the skin including melasma (a type of hormonal pigment)
– Scarring- acne, post-surgical scars and stretch marks
– Enlarged pores
The treatment itself takes around 30 minutes. We also apply a tropical numbing cream to the skin 20 minutes before the treatment. Allow one hour from start to finish.
How many treatments will I need?
For clients who we are treating for rejuvenation purposes we would normally recommend starting with a course of three skin needling sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Some clients may require more treatments, for example those with more severe indications such as deep acne scarring. However we do find most clients love the way their skin looks and feels even after their first treatment.
We use a very high strength topical numbing cream that makes the procedure virtually pain free. Most clients only feeling a light vibration on the skin that is no more painful than a microdermabrasion.
The needling handpiece glides over the surface of the skin with a gel.
Contraindications for this treatment include:
– Pregnancy and breast feeding
– Open wounds or lesions including active acne breakouts
– Clients who have been taking Roaccutane (6 months after finishing dose)
– It is advisable to cease the use of topical vitamin A (retinol) products for 3 days prior and 7 days post treatment.
– Avoid taking fish oil orally a few days prior to treatment.
1. Single session price – $450 (including numbing cream)
2. Package price – x3 treatments $1,200 (Save $150)
*We also offer ZipPay for all in clinic treatments
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.