You will need a clinical assessment to see if your concerns will be appropriately treated with skin needling. Before the treatment, the skin is cleaned of all make up and a topical local anaesthetic is applied to the skin for a more comfortable treatment. The SkinPen is then moved across the skin at a pre-set depth for several passes. Usually, a hyaluronic acid serum is used to improve the glide of the pen. Different topical agents can be applied to the skin depending on the condition being treated.
Downtime can differ dependent on the depth of the treatment, varying from no downtime to 3-5 days downtime. You can expect some redness and swelling, especially if your skin is sensitive. If we perform an aggressive treatment, redness and swelling can last anything from 2-5 days.