The SkinPen treatment creates many precisely placed microneedled channels of penetration that allow for better absorption of topicals, primarily collagen, during and after the treatment. This treatment creates phenomenal results without the use of laser ablation or light and heat therapies. A SkinPen treatment is quick, safe, and effective method of collagen induction therapy.
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as microneedling, is a procedure where the natural healing response by the body, to the SkinPen created micro-channels, causes release of increased amounts of collagen or elastin in the skin. The micro-channel "ïnjuries" allow the controlled and temporary assistance of the body's own blood, serum, and lymph and begin the wound healing cascade which is composed of three basic phases- Inflammation, Proliferation, and Remodeling.
In the past, dermal micro-needle rollers have could scar and even cause infection because the needles could bend or break. Also, the angle of a needle on a traditional dermaroller is not 90º which further contributes to potential scarring. SkinPen uses a needle head of 16 tiny needles that make a perfectly vertical needling action.