Using microneedling as a skin procedure technique isn’t new, but more medical and skincare professionals are adding it to their practices, thanks to recent advances in the technology. SkinPen® from Bellus Medical offers advantages for your practice that other products – especially dermarollers – cannot. SkinPen® provides a state-of-the-art microneedling procedure that is a versatile addition to your repertoire of anti-aging and other dermatological options.
How It Works
Dermarollers are intended to reuse over and over. Because of this, their needles can bend, break, or rust. This increases the risk of infection or scarring. SkinPen® is an automated microneedling device with adjustable needles that create hundreds of microscopic, “fractionated” channels in the skin. That triggers the body’s natural wound-healing response, replacing the “injured” tissue with new cells and extracellular matrix proteins, such as collagen and elastin. The result is improved skin quality and appearance.
This fractionated approach is non-ablative. Because the epidermis is not significantly altered, repeat procedures are safe. No thermal energy or chemicals are involved, so there is no risk of burns. And SkinPen microneedling leaves no scars.
SkinPen® is a professional-grade device, available only to medical aesthetic practices. The lightweight and ergonomic design make it comfortable and efficient to use. And the microneedle cartridges come in sterile, disposable single-packs.
Treat More Patients, With Better Results
Microneedling is minimally-invasive and patient-friendly. It has become very popular to minimize the signs of aging such as fine lines, but it is equally valuable to help reduce the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and pore size.
Microneedling is safe and effective for all skin colors and skin types, so you may use it on many patients for whom laser procedures and chemical peels are not recommended.
Adjustable needle length enables you to tailor procedure to each patient’s skin type and thickness, as well as their specific skin condition and location. Vertical delivery allows you to treat areas that are difficult to reach with other devices such as dermarollers, especially the delicate skin around the mouth and nose.
Multiple procedures will likely be needed. The number of procedures will depend on your patient’s skin type, condition, and aesthetic goals. Procedures are usually spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Each session takes 30-60 minutes, so it is easy to schedule in-office visits. You may apply a topical anesthetic cream prior to the procedure, so most find the procedure virtually pain free and downtime is minimal.
How Bellus Medical Helps
Bellus Medical is committed to helping our practice partners grow their business. Our products are different, designed to help you provide a better patient experience. And we offer superior training to help you successfully incorporate products like the SkinPen® microneedling device into your practice.