Introducing Innopen (Microneedling)
What is Innopen?
The Innopen is a medical device with tiny micro needles that are thinner than your own hair! When the needles penetrate the skin, hundreds of microscopic “pin pricks” are created. As your skin heals underneath, it uses your own collagen to fill the “valleys” of fine lines and scars naturally without removing the top layer of skin. Collagen is what your body produces to keep your skin youthful and healthy.
Microneedling is a natural skin revitalisation method that fills and softens lines and scars. It does not use chemicals, fillers, injections, or lasers. The Innopen doesn’t burn your skin, dissolve it, or abrade and scrape it. The Innopen does not inject serums or solutions; it only permits deeper infusion of topical applications (e.g. peptides, anti-oxidants, hyaluronic acid and hair growth formulas) thereby increasing the product effectiveness.
Once the tiny micro channels are created by the needles, the barrel itself has a unique way of mechanically pushing the topical serums inside the holes and finally under the skin. It is a well-known fact amongst experts that a lot of active ingredients in normal cosmetics are wasted because the molecules are too big to penetrate into the skin and therefore just sit on the surface with no effect.
However, if you wish to benefit much more from your cosmetics and their ingredients, the best possible solution is to combine your skin care products with regular microneedle therapy.
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Skin Needling FAQ’s
What is skin needling?
Automated microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, treatment of acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis to treat wrinkles. Innopen also creates superficial microchannels 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 microneedling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and line softening, and younger-looking skin. Innopen also has a positive effect on hypopigmentation, as well as on acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or 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, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
What does it feel like?
The feeling associated with the Innopen 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.
How long does the Innopen procedure take?
The procedure takes 15-30 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’ skin will be red up to 2 to 4 days. 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 days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended that most patients receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-ageing, stretch marks or acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.
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