The Innopen Micro-Needling Pen is a state of the art device, totally unique in that it deploys the world’s only sealed treatment tip. This design enables the practitioner to absolutely ensure the treatment depth is delivered in a totally controlled environment. Utilizing a needle entry system ensures skin is not retracted into the needle tip causing uncontrolled depth, microscopic tears and tissue damage.
Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of scarring, fine lines and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance and texture. The Innopen releases tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to initiate collagen and elastin production. The skin’s natural repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer lines and reduced scars. Innopen also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.
What are the Benefits of Innopen Treatments?
The benefits of Innopen micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and giving younger-looking skin with fewer signs of ageing by stimulating your natural collagen. Innopen can also reduce hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance and glow to the skin.
What areas of the body can I treat with Innopen?
Innopen can be used on all parts of the body; face, neck, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
What does it feel like?
Innopen use is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable. Topical anesthetic cream will be applied to your face prior to treatment which will also help to make the treatment more comfortable.
How long does the Innopen procedure take?
The procedure takes 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients have some redness for 2 to 4 days, however some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks as your skin starts to heal. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues. Remember skin takes time to react and heal.
How many sessions will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment once every 12 months, if they just want to brighten and freshen up their skin without treating any specific areas such as deep scars. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart.
For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or deep acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.