SkinPen can treat

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Fine lines & wrinkles

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Acne scarring

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Enlarged pores

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Hyperpigmentation & sun damage

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Skin laxity

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Vitiligo

At a Glance

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EXPECTED RESULTS

Softer wrinkles, smoother lines. Smooth skin texture & reduce scarring.
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TREATMENT TIME

1-1.5 hours
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DOWNTIME

Skin redness & sensitivity for a number of days
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LONGEVITY

A number of years. For scarring, results should stay
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ANAESTHESIA

Topical anaesthesia used
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RECOVERY

up to 1 week
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REQUIRED

3 Treatments minimum for anti-ageing. 5 treatments minimum for scarring.
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QUICKLY

Fast Treatment
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COST

From £149 per session
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AFTERCARE

Sun protection & lifestyle advice

SkinPen Micro-needling at Skin Cosmetics London

At Skin Cosmetics London, we are proud to offer SkinPen Micro-needling – an innovative, safe, and effective treatment that enhances the appearance and texture of your skin, leaving you looking rejuvenated, refreshed, and vibrant.

SkinPen Micro-needling is a minimally invasive, state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation treatment that utilises a device equipped with tiny, sterile needles. It gently punctures the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin – two vital proteins that help maintain the skin’s elasticity and firmness. This process aids in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin irregularities, giving your skin a more youthful and smoother appearance.

What makes SkinPen unique is its ability to be adjustable to different needle depths, allowing a tailored treatment approach suitable for individual skin concerns and areas. It’s a versatile tool that can be used on different body parts, including the face, neck, and décolletage.

Why Book With Us at Skin Cosmetics London?

  1. Expertise: At Skin Cosmetics London, our team is highly trained and experienced in carrying out SkinPen Micro-needling. We understand that everyone’s skin is unique, and we customise every treatment to your specific needs and skin type.
  2. Safety First: The SkinPen is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device, assuring you of its safety and effectiveness. We adhere strictly to hygiene protocols to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our clients.
  3. Comfort: We care about your comfort as much as your results. A topical anaesthetic is applied before the procedure to minimize discomfort, making the treatment virtually pain-free.
  4. Aftercare: Post-treatment, we provide in-depth aftercare advice and support to ensure you gain the maximum benefit from your SkinPen Micro-needling treatment. Our team is always available to answer any questions you might have about your skin health.
  5. Visible Results: Clients typically notice visible improvements in their skin texture and tone within a few weeks after the treatment, with continued improvement as the skin heals and rejuvenates over time.

 

Booking in with us at Skin Cosmetics London means entrusting your skin to professionals who are committed to providing the highest quality service and results. Let us help you achieve the radiant, healthy skin you’ve always desired. Call us today to schedule your SkinPen Micro-needling consultation. We’re excited to journey with you towards achieving your skincare goals.

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    Treatment Intensity★★★★★★★★ ☆ ☆
    Effective for coloured tattoos?NoYes
    Number of treatments needed15+5-10 (depends on tattoo colour, density & size)
    Downtime24-48 hours (more intense)24-48 hours (less intense)
    Frosting✔️Minimal
    Redness✔️Minimal
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    Mechanism of actionPhotothermal (generates heat)Photomechanical (little to no heat)
    Technology standardOlder standardCurrent gold standard
    Risk of adverse reactionsPresentVery rare
    FDA-approved✔️✔️

    Why SkinPen over other micro needling devices?

    There are several reasons why SkinPen is considered a preferred choice over other micro-needling devices:

    1. FDA Approval: SkinPen is the first micro-needling device to be cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), meaning it has undergone rigorous testing and scrutiny to ensure its safety and efficacy.
    2. Customizable Treatment: SkinPen’s adjustable needle depth allows for a tailored treatment to individual skin concerns and areas. This flexibility means it can effectively treat a variety of skin issues on different body parts, from fine lines on the face to stretch marks on the body.
    3. Uniform Healing: The vertical delivery of the SkinPen needles minimizes unnecessary damage to the skin, ensures even penetration, and promotes more uniform healing. This results in improved skin texture and a more natural-looking result.
    4. Less Discomfort and Downtime: SkinPen has a more efficient motor and a unique needle motion which causes less drag. This leads to a more comfortable experience for the patient. Additionally, due to the precision of the device, treatment downtime is significantly reduced compared to other devices.
    5. Single-use, Sterile Needle Cartridges: Each SkinPen procedure involves a new, sterile needle cartridge to ensure utmost hygiene and safety. This eliminates any risk of cross-contamination.
    6. Superior Results: The SkinPen is known for delivering superior results, including improved skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in pores, stretch marks, and various types of scars, including acne and surgical scars.

    At Skin Cosmetics London, we are dedicated to offering treatments that deliver the best results, and that’s why we have chosen to offer SkinPen Micro-needling. It’s a trusted and proven method for achieving healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

    Introduction

    What can SkinPen treat?

    SkinPen is a versatile treatment that can address a wide variety of skin issues, thanks to its ability to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing processes and promote collagen production. Here are some common skin conditions and concerns that SkinPen can effectively treat:

    1. Fine Lines and Wrinkles: By stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, SkinPen can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a smoother and more youthful complexion.
    2. Acne Scars: Micro-needling with SkinPen has been shown to be effective in reducing the appearance of atrophic acne scars by promoting the formation of new skin tissue.
    3. Skin Texture and Pore Size: SkinPen treatment can help improve the overall texture of your skin and reduce the size of enlarged pores, giving you a smoother and more refined complexion.
    4. Hyperpigmentation and Sun Damage: By encouraging the production of new skin cells, SkinPen can also help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, sun spots and other forms of sun damage.
    5. Stretch Marks: SkinPen can be used to treat stretch marks on various parts of the body. The treatment works by promoting the growth of collagen within the stretch marks, helping them to blend more with the surrounding skin.
    6. Surgical Scars and Other Scars: Similar to its effect on acne scars, SkinPen can also reduce the appearance of surgical scars and other types of scarring. The device works by breaking down existing scar tissue and stimulating the production of healthy new skin cells.
    7. Skin Laxity: The increase in collagen and elastin production can lead to firmer, tighter skin, helping to counteract skin laxity that can occur with age.

    Keep in mind that while SkinPen Micro-needling is a powerful tool for skin rejuvenation, it may not be suitable for all skin types and conditions. At Skin Cosmetics London, we’ll conduct a thorough skin consultation to ensure this treatment is the best option for you.

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    STEPS

    Treatment Step by Step

    Initial Consultation

    We start with an in-depth consultation where we assess your skin type, condition, and your individual concerns. This enables us to tailor the treatment to your specific needs, ensuring you get the best possible results.

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    Skin Preparation

    On the day of the treatment, we begin by thoroughly cleansing your skin to remove any makeup, dirt, or oil. This prepares your skin for the micro-needling procedure.

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    Topical Anaesthetic Application

    To ensure maximum comfort during the procedure, a topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area. This numbs the skin and makes the process virtually painless.

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    SkinPen Micro-needling Procedure

    Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, we start the micro-needling procedure. The SkinPen device is carefully moved across the skin, creating tiny punctures. The depth of the needles is adjusted according to your skin’s requirements and the area being treated.

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    Application of Serums

    After the micro-needling, we usually apply a calming serum or a hydrating mask to soothe the skin and enhance the absorption of beneficial ingredients. The micro-channels created by the micro-needling allow these products to penetrate deeper into the skin, increasing their efficacy.

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    Post-Treatment Care Instructions

    Once the procedure is complete, we provide you with specific post-treatment care instructions. This typically includes advice on sun protection, what skincare products to use, and what to avoid in the following days to allow your skin to heal optimally.

    Follow-up

    We schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your skin’s progress and ensure you’re healing properly and are satisfied with the results. We also address any questions or concerns you may have.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is SkinPen microneedling?

    SkinPen Micro-needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment designed to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars on the face and body.

    The SkinPen device is a pen-shaped tool equipped with tiny, sterile needles. During the treatment, the device is gently moved across the skin, creating thousands of microscopic punctures in the skin’s surface. This process triggers the body’s natural wound healing response, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin – two proteins essential for maintaining skin’s elasticity, strength, and resilience.

    The newly produced collagen and elastin help to thicken the skin and reduce the appearance of skin concerns like wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and more, leaving the skin smoother, firmer, and younger-looking.

    What sets SkinPen apart from other micro-needling devices is its adjustable needle depth, which allows for a customized treatment tailored to each patient’s specific skin needs and concerns. It’s also the first FDA-cleared micro-needling device, ensuring its safety and effectiveness.

    It’s important to note that while SkinPen Micro-needling is a powerful tool for skin rejuvenation, it’s not a one-time solution. Multiple sessions are usually required to achieve optimal results, and the effects are progressive, with visible improvements appearing over several weeks or months as the skin continues to produce new collagen and elastin.

    The longevity of SkinPen micro-needling results can vary depending on several factors, including the individual’s skin condition, lifestyle, and how well they maintain their skin post-treatment.

    Once the treatment stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, improvements can be seen within a few weeks, with optimal results typically visible after three to six months. These results can last for several months to a year or more, depending on how well the skin is cared for post-treatment.

    The quality of your skincare routine can significantly impact the durability of your results. Maintaining a healthy skincare regimen that includes daily sun protection, proper hydration, and the use of high-quality skincare products can help extend the results.

    Moreover, lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, smoking, and exposure to sun can also impact how long the results last. A healthier lifestyle generally contributes to longer-lasting results.

    Periodic maintenance treatments are also recommended to sustain the benefits over the long term. Depending on your specific skin concerns and goals, we may recommend a series of treatments initially, followed by regular maintenance treatments every 6-12 months.

    At Skin Cosmetics London, we provide each client with personalized advice on how to maximize and maintain the benefits of their SkinPen micro-needling treatment. We’re here to support you in achieving and maintaining vibrant, youthful-looking skin.

    The duration of a SkinPen micro-needling treatment can vary depending on the area being treated and the specific skin issues being addressed. However, on average, the procedure itself typically takes around 30 to 60 minutes.

    Here’s a rough breakdown of the treatment timeline:

    • Consultation: This initial step is crucial to understand your skin concerns and determine if SkinPen Micro-needling is right for you. This can take around 15-30 minutes.
    • Preparation: On the day of the procedure, your skin needs to be thoroughly cleansed and a topical numbing cream is applied to minimize any discomfort. This process can take about 30 minutes, allowing the numbing cream enough time to take effect.
    • Treatment: The actual micro-needling process, during which the SkinPen is moved across the skin, typically takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
    • Post-Treatment Care: After the treatment, a serum or mask may be applied to soothe the skin and enhance the effects of the treatment. This takes about 10-15 minutes.

    So, while the treatment itself takes up to an hour, you should plan for about 1.5 to 2 hours for the entire appointment, including preparation and post-treatment care.

    At Skin Cosmetics London, we strive to provide a relaxing, comfortable environment, so your time with us is not just beneficial for your skin but also a pleasant break from your daily routine.

    Yes, SkinPen Micro-needling is considered safe for most people when performed by a trained and experienced professional. In fact, the SkinPen is the first micro-needling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which indicates its safety and effectiveness.

    The device uses sterile, single-use needle cartridges, eliminating any risk of cross-contamination. Additionally, because it operates with adjustable needle depth, this allows for a tailored treatment approach appropriate for each individual’s unique skin needs and areas, further enhancing its safety profile.

    It’s important to note that while SkinPen Micro-needling is generally safe, it may not be suitable for everyone. Individuals with certain skin conditions, those who are pregnant, or those with a history of healing disorders or keloid scarring should discuss these factors with their skincare professional before proceeding with treatment.

    At Skin Cosmetics London, your safety and satisfaction are our highest priorities. During your initial consultation, we’ll conduct a thorough skin assessment and review your medical history to determine if SkinPen Micro-needling is the right treatment for you.

    Post-treatment, some redness and slight swelling, similar to a mild sunburn, is normal and expected. This usually subsides within 24 to 48 hours. We will provide clear aftercare instructions to help ensure a safe and successful healing process.

    Yes, SkinPen micro-needling is considered safe and effective for all skin types, including darker skin tones. Unlike some cosmetic procedures that can cause hyperpigmentation in darker skin, micro-needling does not involve the use of heat or light-based technology, so it does not carry the same risk.

    The procedure works by creating micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural healing process, promoting collagen and elastin production. This process is the same for all skin types, making it a versatile treatment option.

    However, each individual’s skin response can vary, and certain skin conditions may affect the outcome or healing process. Therefore, it’s crucial to have an in-depth consultation with a trained skincare professional before undergoing treatment.

    At Skin Cosmetics London, we have extensive experience in treating a wide range of skin types and conditions. We’ll assess your individual skin concerns and tailor the treatment to ensure you receive the best possible results.

    Certainly. SkinPen micro-needling is a proven, effective approach to treating acne scars. The treatment promotes the production of collagen and elastin, essential proteins for skin repair and rejuvenation. Here’s a clearer picture of what you can expect when using this method for acne scarring:

    1. Improved Texture: The procedure assists in refining skin texture, thereby reducing the unevenness often associated with acne scarring.
    2. Scar Depth Reduction: Over a series of treatments, the collagen and elastin production that the SkinPen stimulates can help lessen the depth of indented or atrophic scars, rendering them less noticeable.
    3. Balanced Skin Tone: Micro-needling also aids in managing hyperpigmentation, a common issue with acne scarring, resulting in a more balanced skin tone.
    4. Healthy Skin: By fostering the generation of new skin cells, micro-needling paves the way for healthier, fresher skin to surface, enhancing the overall skin appearance.

    For treating acne scars, typically a minimum of 4-6 sessions of SkinPen micro-needling, spaced about 4-6 weeks apart, are recommended for optimal results. However, the exact number of treatments can vary depending on the severity of the scarring and your skin’s individual response to the treatment.

    It’s important to note that results are often gradual, with the skin improving over time as it continues to produce new collagen and elastin.

    During your consultation at Skin Cosmetics London, we will create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your skin needs and discuss what results you can realistically expect from SkinPen Micro-needling treatment for acne scarring. Our goal is to provide comprehensive information and support, ensuring you’re confident in your treatment journey.

    While SkinPen micro-needling is a safe and effective treatment for many people, certain conditions and circumstances can make it unsuitable for some individuals. Here are some situations where SkinPen treatment may not be recommended:

    1. Active Skin Infections: Individuals with active skin infections, including bacterial or fungal infections, viral outbreaks such as herpes simplex (cold sores), or skin inflammation should avoid micro-needling until the condition is resolved.
    2. Skin Diseases: Those with certain skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis, especially in active flare-up stages, might be advised to avoid micro-needling.
    3. Cancer: Micro-needling is typically not recommended for individuals with skin cancers or precancerous skin conditions due to the risk of spreading abnormal cells.
    4. Wound Healing Problems: People with impaired wound healing or who form keloids and hypertrophic scars may not be suitable candidates for micro-needling.
    5. Blood Disorders: Individuals with bleeding disorders, on anticoagulant medication, or with a history of poor platelet function or clotting disorders should avoid micro-needling.
    6. Pregnancy and Nursing: While micro-needling is not harmful in itself, due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and nursing, the skin might respond differently or heal more slowly. Therefore, it’s generally advised to wait until after this period for treatments.
    7. Accutane Use: Accutane (Isotretinoin) users should avoid micro-needling until at least six months after they finish their course, as it can affect the skin’s ability to heal.
    8. Recent Radiation Therapy: Individuals who have undergone radiation therapy recently may need to wait until their skin has fully healed and recovered before undergoing micro-needling.

    At Skin Cosmetics London, we take a comprehensive approach to your skin health. During your consultation, we’ll assess your medical history and current skin condition to determine if SkinPen micro-needling is a suitable treatment option for you.

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    I had my first hydra-facial today and I am so amazed with the outcome! My skin looks and feels amazing! First I had a skin consultation which was explained to me so patiently and professionally by Parisa! I am definitely coming back for more treatments! All the staff are lovely and polite!
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    13. December, 2023.
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    30. November, 2023.
    Exceptional Customer Service and Fantastic Results!! I have been a loyal customer at this clinic for over six months, and I am thrilled to share my positive experience. The customer service has consistently been wonderful, making each visit a pleasure. Parisa, who handles my facial laser sessions, has been nothing short of amazing. I've seen remarkable results with the laser sessions, as my hair has become much more manageable. Parisa's expertise and dedication are truly commendable. The clinic's interior is equally impressive, creating a beautiful and inviting atmosphere. I cannot express enough gratitude to Parisa for her outstanding service. If you're looking for excellent customer care and effective results, this clinic is the place to go.
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    30. November, 2023.
    Can’t recommend Skin Cosmetics London enough! I’ve had an array of treatments, each one being above and beyond expectations. All staff are experts; they’re extremely professional and knowledgable whilst still giving such an intimate friendly service. Clinic its self is clean and beautiful and their products available to purchase are medical grade ‘gold’. I’ve been visiting for over a year now and will continue doing so!
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    21. November, 2023.
    Probably the best clinic in North London! Super clean and aesthetically pleasing. Great staff who know what they are talking about, youre in amazing hands!
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    22. October, 2023.
    Amazing service!! Made me feel comfortable throughout my laser sessions. I had 6 sessions and it was very effective. They are all very helpful and friendly. Definitely recommend. 😊
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    7. October, 2023.
    This is a great place to come for all your skin matters. The team are so friendly and offer great advice for your skin. I had come for a hydrafacial giving immediate glowing results. I'll definitely be going back. Lovely and very clean environment too!
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